Timm Kroeger

Timm Kroeger is the senior environmental economist in The Nature Conservancy’s Central Science department. His work focuses on the measurement and economic valuation of the benefits people derive from nature; the incorporation of these values into cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and social return-on-investment analyses of conservation and environmental quality projects; and the application of incentive-based mechanisms in general, and payment for ecosystem services in particular, to the conservation of ecosystem services and biodiversity. Timm holds an MA in Economics from the University of Würzburg (Germany) and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.


Timm's Posts

Evidence-based Conservation: An Economic Perspective

What does it mean to be smart about pursuing conservation objectives? Timm Kroeger presents the how and why of maximizing conservation “return” on investments.

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Forest Dilemmas

Too many deer. Logging one tree to save another. Beavers versus old growth. Welcome to forest conservation in the Anthropocene. Beginning Monday, July 21, join us for a provocative 5-part series exploring the full complexity facing forest conservation in the eastern United States.

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Investing in Seagrass
Marine scientists and fishers alike know that grass beds are valuable as nursery habitat. A new Conservancy-funded study puts a number to it.

Drones Aid Bird Conservation
How can California conservationists accurately count thousands of cranes? Enter a new tool in bird monitoring: the drone.

Creating a Climate-Smart Agriculture
Can farmers globally both adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change? A new paper answers with a definitive yes. But it won't be easy.

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