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Dr. Mark Buckley

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Mark specializes in natural resource and environmental economics.

Office: Portland, OR
Phone: 503-222-6069

Ph.D. Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A. Economics, Davidson College

Mark Buckley develops economic models and analytical methods for planning and behavior involving water resources and land management. In particular, he combines microeconomic and game-theoretic techniques with competence in the biophysical aspects of natural systems. Dr. Buckley specializes in bringing an intuitive approach to understanding individual and group incentives to account for decision-making in policy design. His work addresses benefits of watershed-scale river restoration in Utah; improving urban water quality with green infrastructure; adapting water resources to climate change in Hawaii; cost-effective approaches to policy and finance for restoring Puget Sound; water quality trading in the Lake Tahoe Basin; levee setbacks and restoration on the Green River in King County, WA; analyses of cost and risk reduction for large wildfires; landscape-scale restoration in the Sacramento River Valley; coordinating agriculture with development and habitat goals along the Skagit River; water planning with reclaimed water for King County, Washington; and development of tools for communities to select appropriate water portfolios in coastal California. He has also developed natural resource valuation tools for the Jamaican national government with funding from UNDP. Buckley has published research in peer-reviewed journals and edited books, and served as an adjunct professor for environmental economics at Portland State University. 

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