Evaluating the Success of Protecting Tropical Forests
AREC graduate student Joe Maher received the University of Maryland Council on the Environment Green Fund Fellowship to investigate the effectiveness of forest protection in South America with Xiaopeng Song (Geography). Their collaboration will develop the first integrated framework linking annual satellite-based deforestation data with quasi-experimental econometric methods to measure the effectiveness of protected areas in reducing tropical deforestation.
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ConE Fellowship Announcement Link: http://cone.umd.edu/index.php/education/green-fund