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Abstracts Due - Applications and Potential of Ecosystem Services Valuation within USDA – Advancing the Science
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11:59 PM EDT
Category: Call for Papers

You are invited to participate in the April 23-24 2019 workshop, being hosted by USDA’s Economic Research Service, US Forest Service, and National Institute of Food and Agriculture entitled “Applications and Potential of Ecosystem Services Valuation within USDA – Advancing the Science”.  The goal of the workshop is to provide decision makers, researchers, and other stakeholders with an understanding of how innovative methods in economics, advances in theory, and access to new and existing data can be used to improve the valuation of ecosystem services associated with USDA programs and policies. The Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association and AAEA Land, Water and Environmental Economics Section Workshop are co-sponsors. This workshop will happen in Washington, DC. Registration is free, and opens in January 2019.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit a 1,000 word abstract by November 15. For non-federal presenters, a stipend of $1,500 will be awarded to the presenter of each paper. We encourage USDA and other government policy makers and analysts to attend. Visit our website at https://www.fs.fed.us/esv2019/ -- where you can read several descriptions on the whys and hows of the works (such as a one-pager, a call to action, and the submission guidelines).