Mia Comeros is working to develop a model to evaluate economic impacts of climate change in California’s High Sierra.

Ashley Lowe MacKenzie is concentrating on building economic models to evaluate the costs of climate change on coastal recreational services.

Anders Dugstad is visiting from Norway, working on a travel cost model for national forests.

PhD students

Alohi Nakachi is from Hawai’i island, and is working with NOAA-PIFSC’s Human Dimensions program to explore how and whether to map “social values” people hold for the environment.

Lansing Perng is focusing on modeling social-ecological systems to support NOAA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment coral reef management efforts.

Louis Chua is working on coastal ecosystem accounting, and is a Pacific Island Climate Adaptation Science Center fellow.

Master’s of Science

Ann Nyambega is applying program theory to examine the resilience outcomes of nature-based climate adaptation projects.

Master’s of Environmental Management

Kayla Hodges is interested in conservation enforcement.


Research Assistants

Whitney Goodell – a fisheries ecologist – has been helping lab projects for a few years, offering research and GIS expertise.

Kate Crowell – a recent NREM grad, is working on starting a Donut Economics Action Lab, in addition to the Genuine Progress Indicator with the state.

Alemarie Ceria – a data analyzt, is keeping lab research reproducible.