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H. Jo Albers

Wyoming Excellence Chair in Conservation Economics

PhD (Economics), University of California, Berkeley
MES (Environmental Studies), Yale University
BS (Geology; Economics), Duke University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Environmental and resource economics, Development Economics, Ecological Economics

Teaching: PhD Natural Resource Economics, PhD Spatial Resource Economics, undergraduate: Introduction to Conservation Economics

Select Publications:

Hamaide, Bertrand, Heidi J. Albers, and Gwenlyn M. Busby (forthcoming) “Distance and proximity in nature reserve site selection with spatial spread risk heterogeneity.” Journal of Regional Science.

Heidi J. Albers, Gwenlyn M. Busby, Bertrand Hamaide, Amy W. Ando, and Stephen Polasky. “Spatially-correlated Risk in Reserve Site Selection.” PLoS ONE 11(1). January, 2016.

Majid Alkaee Taleghan, Thomas G. Dietterich, Mark Crowley, Kim Hall, HJ Albers. “PAC Optimal MDP Planning with Application to Invasive Species Management.” Journal of Machine Learning Research.16:3877-3903.  2015.

Robinson, Elizabeth J.Z., Heidi J. Albers, Guyslain Ngeleza, and Razack Lokina (2014) “Insiders, outsiders, and the role of local enforcement in forest management: An example from Tanzania.” Ecological Economics 107: 242-248.

Robinson, Elizabeth J.Z., Heidi J. Albers, and Stephen L. Kirama (2014) “The role of incentives for sustainable implementation of Marine Protected Areas: An example from Tanzania.” International Journal of Sustainable Society 6(1/2): 28-46. Special Issue: The contribution of protected areas to sustainability (guest eds. M. Getzner and M. Jungmeier).

Robinson, Elizabeth J.Z., Heidi J. Albers, Charles Meshack, and Razack Lokina (2013) “Implementing REDD through community-based forest management: Lessons from Tanzania.” Natural Resources Forum 37(3): 141-152. A United Nations Sustainable Development Journal. 

Robinson, Elizabeth J.Z., Heidi J. Albers, and Gwenlyn M. Busby (2013) “The Impact of buffer zone size and management on illegal extraction, park protection, and enforcement.” Ecological Economics 92: 96–103

Albers, Heidi J. and Elizabeth J.Z. Robinson (2013) “A review of the spatial economics of non‐timber forest product extraction: Implications for policy.” Ecological Economics 92: 87-95.

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