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The Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative presented Dr. Edward B. Barbier for his lecture, “Valuing ecosystem services for coastal wetland protection and restoration: progress and challenges.”

Edward B. Barbier is the John S. Bugas Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming. His main expertise is natural resource and development economics as well as the interface between economics and ecology. He has served as a consultant and policy analyst for a variety of national, international and non-governmental agencies, including many UN organizations, the OECD and the World Bank. Professor Barbier is on the editorial boards of several leading economics and natural science journals, and he appears in the 4th edition of Who’s Who in Economics. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, written or edited 21 books, and published in popular journals. His books include Blueprint for a Green Economy (with David Pearce and Anil Markandya, 1989), Natural Resources and Economic Development (2005), A Global Green New Deal (2010), Scarcity and Frontiers: How Economies Have Developed Through Natural Resource Exploitation (2011), Capitalizing on Nature: Ecosystems as Natural Assets (2011) and A New Blueprint for a Green Economy (with Anil Markandya, 2012).