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Putting a value on injuries to natural assets: The BP oil spill

AAE's Rich Bishop is lead author, with Kevin Boyle (AAE Ph.D. 1985) and others, on a new study published in Science magazine, that values the damages caused by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon drilling explosion, the country’s worst maritime oil spill. The authors’ survey found that the public would support investing $17.2 billion to prevent a future such catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. The survey methodology answered criticisms of earlier attempts to assess damages from the Exxon Valdez spill and other large accidents.

"Foundational Text" in Environmental Economics Released

After more than ten years in the making, Dan Phaneuf and his co-author Till Requate have published A Course in Environmental Economics: Theory, Policy and Practice, the first graduate-level textbook that integrates the empirics, theory and policy of this maturing field. "In our teaching, we saw a clear need for a textbook covering contemporary topics inclusive of the entire field of environmental economics," says Phaneuf.

What if ag recruiting is too late?

AAE undergraduate majors Jessica Wendt and Deanna Zernicke are Emerging Leaders with the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge fellowship program. In a recent eCALS post, they seek to understand the factors motivating students to study in agriculture related fields. "The average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm," they note.
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Congratulations to Brad Barham and Fengxia Dong, recipients of the University Housing Honored Instructor award for Spring 2017.

Status of Wisconsin Agriculture 2017

Help Us Build the Forrest Fund for Students -- An alumni giving campaign to support graduate student professional activities and to honor Barbara Forrest's 20+ years in AAE.

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