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In our lab we look at how people meet their needs through use of ecosystems and natural resources, and the role this plays in development in poorer regions of the world. Some questions that drive our research include:
Recent work has evaluated the livelihood impacts of a payment for ecosystem services program (PES) near Beijing, how rural villages choose to manage mushroom harvests in south China, and how land tenure influences deforestation rates globally. Our research uses an institutional and economic lens, and our methods draw from environmental and development economics, ecology, development geography, and geographic information sciences.
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Brian E. Robinson, PhD
Department of Geography