I conduct empirical environmental analysis. In particular, much of my research has focused on land use policy and land-use change. My goals as a researcher are to address the effects of policy on both social and natural systems. Methodologically, I incorporate econometric methods, land use simulations, and coupled natural human system modeling approaches.
If I am not in the lab you will likely find me fly fishing in the summer and cross county skiing in the winter.
Butsic, V., D. J. Lewis, and V. C. Radeloff. 2010. Lakeshore zoning has heterogeneous effects on ecological indicators as predicted with coupled economic-biological models. Ecological Applications, 20(3):867-979.