Van Butsic

Graduate Student


2011: PhD Forest & Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

2007: M.S. Agriculture and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

2003: B.S. Economics, Reed College

Research interests

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.

Personal interests

If I am not in the lab you will likely find me fly fishing in the summer and cross county skiing in the winter.

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