López-Hoffman receives U.S. Forest Service award

Laura López-Hoffman, assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment in the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is among the recipients of the 2013 U.S. Forest Service Excellence in Research Application Award.

López-Hoffman received the award for her research collaboration with Darius Semmens and Jay Diffendorfer, both with the U.S. Geological Survey, on the value of migratory species and wilderness.

The team’s study focuses on quantifying the impact of wilderness protection programs on the flora, fauna and natural systems in what are described as “supporting services.” The study also outlines a process to calculate these benefits and identifies data needed in order to determine the value inherent in wilderness protection policies.

The U.S. Forest Service citation reads as follows:

This research is an outstanding example of current research to assist managers in developing decision support tools and communicating tradeoffs to a diverse set of stakeholders.

Learn more about López-Hoffman’s environmental policy research projects at the link below.

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Laura López-Hoffman
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Released date: 
Feb 9 2014