Stephen Polasky

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Dept. of Applied Economics
College of Biological Sciences
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

Stephen Polasky is a Fesler Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics and an interdisciplinary chair in the Departments of Applied Economics and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. He joined the University of Minnesota in 1999 after serving professor positions at Boston College and Oregon State University.

Polasky's research interests include ecosystem services; natural capital; biodiversity conservation; endangered species policy; integrating ecological and economic analysis; renewable energy; environmental regulation; and common property resources.

As an Institute on the Environment resident fellow, Polasky is working to expand current integrated models showing the impact of land use on ecosystem services. In addition, he seeks to engage public and private sector groups to improve land use planning.

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