Can an Ecosystem Services Approach Improve Water Management in Minnesota?

Headshot of Prof. Bonnie Keeler with a grassy lawn in the background
Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Bonnie Keeler
September 17, 2018 - 12:00 pm CDT
- 1:00 pm
The Center welcomes STEP Professor Bonnie Keeler and her team as they present their recent research at the Natural Capital Project.

There is growing demand for information on the value of conservation activities in order to justify the use of public funds for environmental protection or to improve the effectiveness of policies and programs. In this talk, Bonnie Keeler, Kelly Meza-Prado, and Ryan Noe will present updates on multiple research partnerships led by the Keeler lab group that aim to improve decision-making relevant to land and water management in Minnesota. Learn more about ongoing research in the lab and opportunities to get involved in current and future projects.

Bonnie Keeler, PhD, is assistant professor in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) area. Keeler joined the Humphrey School after serving as the director and lead scientist for the Natural Capital Project, a collaborative partnership among the University of Minnesota, Stanford University, the Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund.

At the Humphrey School, Keeler's team partners with state and federal agencies, environmental and community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to co-develop solutions to environmental management and policy challenges.