Ecological economics

Principal Investigators:

Joan Roughgarden

Ecological economics is a burgeoning field. The area where I hope to contribute is to connect ecological modeling with the modeling of natural resource economics. Two particular topics seem especially important. The first concerns the economic role of ecological stability. Perhaps surprisingly, stability does not loom as a large consideration in an economic analysis of natural resource management. The typical way economists deal with a changing environment is to assume that the state of the environment is in fact knowable (like the monthly... more

Participants and Meetings


Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st September 1998—31st August 1999Participant List  
Graduate Student14th January—5th March 1999Participant List  
Working Group18th January—28th February 1999Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Joan Roughgardenjoan.roughgarden@hawaii.eduStanford University
Paul R. Armsworthp.armsworth@sheffield.ac.ukJames Cook University
Priyanga Amarasekareamarasek@eeb.ucla.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Sandy J. Andelmansandelman@conservation.orgUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Jordi Bascomptebascompte@ebd.csic.esUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Ottar N. Bjornstadonb1@psu.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Susan HolmesUnknown
Hugh P. Possinghamh.possingham@uq.edu.auUniversity of Adelaide, Roseworthy

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProduct of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Bascompte, Jordi; Possingham, Hugh P.; Roughgarden, Joan. 2002. Patchy populations in stochastic environments: Critical number of patches for persistence. American Naturalist. Vol: 159(2). Pages 128-137.
"Ecological economics" is project ID: 2147