Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology's areas of research strength and focus are:

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Environmental and Resource Economics
Environmental valuation; market based instruments and institutional arrangements for environmental protection; laboratory and field experiments; economic impacts and responses to environmental change in Indigenous communities and developed/developing countries

Faculty who specialize in this area: Vic Adamowicz, Peter Boxall, Marty Luckert, Brent Swallow, Bruno Wichmann

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Economics of Agriculture, Food & Agribusiness
Economics of food and nutrition; consumer behavior; demand analysis, regulatory issues; international trade; agribusiness implications; agricultural finance, production and marketing; policy analysis; bio-technology.

Faculty who specialize in this area: Henry An, Sven Anders, Xiaoli Fan, Ellen Goddard, Scott Jeffrey, Philippe Marcoul, Sandeep Mohapatra, Feng Qiu

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Environmental and Resource Sociology
Natural resource and environmental policy and governance; sociology of food, water and energy; rural and Indigenous community well-being; social impacts and responses to environmental change

Faculty who specialize in this area: Debra Davidson, Kevin Jones, John Parkins, Brenda Parlee

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International Development
Interdisciplinary research; food security; REDD+; technology adoption; social networks; gender; women's empowerment; social practice; climate change; watershed management.

Faculty who specialize in this area: Henry An, Ellen Goddard, Marty Luckert, Philippe Marcoul, Sandeep Mohapatra, John Parkins, Brenda Parlee, Brent Swallow

"Coordination and information sharing about pest resistance"
Journal of Environmental Economics (JEEM)
By S. Lemarie and P. Marcoul (REES)

The authors developed a dynamic oligopolistic model of pesticide markets where resistance to pesticides can develop. Firm incentives are studies for resistance management through pricing under different users' coordination hypotheses. Next, they extend their framework to allow firms to obtain scientific information on the likelihood of pest resistance and, possibly, to share this information among themselves and with users.