Environmental and Natural Resource Management

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The use and conservation of natural resources such as water, land, soil, plants, and animals affects a multitude of industries, from agriculture and mining to tourism, fishing, and forestry. RAND researchers concerned about ecosystems and sustainability pursue studies in flooding, nuclear energy, drought, coastal restoration, and more in their quest to mitigate the potential adverse effects of mismanagement.

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    R. J. Briggs

    Economist; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A.S. in economics, UC Davis; B.A.S. in mathematics, UC Davis; Ph.D. in economics, University of Texas

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    Carlos Calvo Hernandez

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.A. in international policy and management, New York University; B.S. in mathematics, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

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    Gary Cecchine

    Director, RAND Gulf States Policy Institute; Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in biology and public policy, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in marine science and biology, University of Tampa

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    Nihar Chhatiawala

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in physics and entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve University; B.S.E. in engineering physics, Case Western Reserve University

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    Noreen Clancy

    Senior Policy Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, RAND Pardee Graduate School; Associate Research Department Director, Global Research Talent Operations
    Education M.S. in environmental science and policy, The Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in criminology and law, University of Florida

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    Endy M. Daehner

    Director of Operations, Global Research Talent, Senior Physical Scientist
    Education B.A. in human biology, Stanford University; Ph.D. in chemistry, California Institute of Technology

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    Melissa L. Finucane

    Senior Social and Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in psychology, University of Western Australia

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    Jordan R. Fischbach

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.A. in history, Columbia University

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    David G. Groves

    Adjunct Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in atmospheric sciences, University of Washington; M.S. in earth systems, Stanford University; B.S. in geological and environmental sciences, Stanford University

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    Kyle Haak

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in physics, U.S. Air Force Academy

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    Kelly Hyde

    Associate Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus; M.A. in economics, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus; B.S. in economic analysis, Binghamton University; B.A. in mathematics, University at Buffalo; B.A. in rhetoric, Binghamton University

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    Debra Knopman

    Principal Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering, Johns Hopkins University; M.S. in civil engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A. in chemistry, Wellesley College

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    Matthew Kubasak

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education B.S. in applied and computational math and statistics; political science, University of Notre Dame

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    Robert J. Lempert

    Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition; Principal Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in applied physics, S.M. in applied physics and science policy, Harvard University; B.A.S. in physics and political science, Stanford University

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    Maria McCollester

    Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, Boston College; M.P.A. in public administration, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in political science, Indiana University of PA; B.A. in history, Indiana University of PA

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    Michelle E. Miro

    Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in water resources engineering, UCLA; M.S. in water resources engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; B.A. in humanities, University of Texas at Austin

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    Karishma V. Patel

    Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public administration, Harvard University; B.A. in economics; international studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    Benjamin Lee Preston

    Director, Community Health and Environmental Policy Program; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in environmental biology, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in biology, College of William & Mary

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    John F. Raffensperger

    Operations Researcher, Adjunct; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in business, University of Chicago; M.B.A., University of Chicago; B.S. in industrial engineering, Northwestern University

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    Susan A. Resetar

    Senior Operations Researcher
    Education A.B. in mathematics and economics, Cornell University; M. Eng. in operations research, University of California Berkeley