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Rebecca Epanchin-Niell
Becky Epanchin-Niell’s research focuses on ecosystem management, particularly understanding how human behavior affects ecological resources and identifying strategies to improve management. Much of her work has focused on invasive species, including strategies to control established invaders, improvement of monitoring strategies, and cooperative management. She also has examined the role of restoration for reducing long-term fire threats and management costs in the western United States and the effects of rural residential development on plants and animals. Epanchin-Niell’s work often draws on econometric and bioeconomic modeling approaches and incorporates spatial aspects of resource movement and use.
Featured Publications
Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Prioritizing Policies
Blackman, A., R. Epanchin-Niell, J. Siikamaki, and D. Velez-Lopez
Washington DC: Environment for Sustainability RFF Press | 2014
Designing Efficient Surveys: Spatial Arrangement of Sample Points for Detection of Invasive Species
Berec, L., J. Kean, Epanchin-Niell, R.S., R. Haight, and A. Liebhold.
Biological Invasions | July 2014
Independent and Cooperative Management of Invasive Species in Human-Mediated Landscapes.
Rebecca Epanchin-Niell and Jim Wilen
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | May 2014
Designing Cost-Efficient Surveillance for Early Detection and Control of Multiple Biological Invaders
R. Epanchin-Niell, E. Brockerhoff, J. Kean, and J. Turner
Ecological Applications | 2014
Optimal surveillance and eradication of invasive species in heterogeneous landscapes
Epanchin-Niell, R.S., R. Haight, L. Berec, J. Kean, and A. Liebhold.
Ecology Letters | July 2012. | Vol. 2012, No. 15. | pp. 803-812.
Bioeconomic synergism between tactics for insect eradication in the presence of Allee effects
Blackwood, J., L. Berec, T. Yamanaka, R. Epanchin-Niell, A. Hastings, and A. Liebhold.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B | 2012 | Vol. 279, No. 1739. | pp. 2807-2815
Optimal spatial control of biological invasions
Rebecca Epanchin-Niell and James Wilen
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 2012 | Vol. 63, No. 2. | 260-270. | Related Discussion Paper 11-07
Controlling Invasive Species in Complex Social Landscapes
R.S. Epanchin-Niell, M. Hufford, C. Aslan, J. Sexton, J. Port, T. Waring
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment | 2010 | Vol. 8 | pp. 210-216
Controlling Established Invaders: Integrating Economics and Spread Dynamics to Determine Optimal Management
Rebecca S. Epanchin-Niell, Alan Hastings
Ecology Letters | April 2010 | Vol. 13, No. 4 | pp. 528-541
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Mapping the Value of Ecosystem Services in Latin America and the Caribbean
Juha V. Siikamäki, Peter Vail, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Francisco Santigo-Avila
Resources | 2015 (188)
Developing Policies to Combat Invasive Species
Rebecca Epanchin-Niell
Resources | 2014 (187)
The Endangered Species Act at 40: New Tools for Conservation
P. Lynn Scarlett, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell
Resources | 2013 (184)
Inside RFF: A Look at What's Happening
Leonard A. Shabman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James N. Sanchirico, P. Lynn Scarlett
Resources | 2013 (184)
Resources Magazine: 184
Phil Sharp, Dallas Burtraw, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Carolyn Kousky, Joshua Linn, Daniel F. Morris, P. Lynn Scarlett, Roger A. Sedjo, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (184)
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Kenneth J. Arrow, Sheila M. Olmstead, Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman, P. Lynn Scarlett, Ian W.H. Parry, Molly K. Macauley, Roberton C. Williams III, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer, Allen Blackman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James W. Boyd, Carolyn Fischer
Resources | 2013 (183)
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