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Pamela Kaval, Ph.D.

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School of Business


Ph.D., Environmental and Resource Economics and Ecology, Colorado State University
MS, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maine


Pamela is an ecological economics research consultant and a former associate professor and research fellow at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. She is a widely published and highly accomplished researcher. Her work focuses on a range of topics related to natural ecosystems and ecological economics, including ecosystem service valuation, public land management, natural resource policy, wildfire, renewable resources, renewable energy and recreation values. She is currently located in the sunny Hawkes Bay area of New Zealand.

  • Presented with the Heading North award for economic work by the American Agricultural Economics Association in 2008
  • Teaches SUS 510 (Resource Economics) and SUS 572 (Sustainable Natural Resource Management)

Selected Publications

How can we measure and value a firm's ecological impacts (e.g., ecological footprint)? A Report Prepared for the Network for Business Sustainability (2011).

Non-market Valuation in New Zealand: 1974 through 2005. Annals of Leisure Research. 14(1):60-83 (2011).

Valuing Biodiversity Enhancement in New Zealand. Co-written with R. Yao. International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics. 16(W10):26-42 (2010).

Understanding Stakeholder Values Using Cluster Analysis.   International Journal of Ecology and Development. 15(W10):74-84 (2010).

Perceived and Actual Wildfire Danger: An Economic and Spatial Analysis Study in Colorado (USA). Journal of Environmental Management. 90(5):1862-1867 (2010).

Social Values of Biodiversity Conservation for the Endangered Monk Seal and Loggerhead Turtle. Co-written with M. Stithou and R. Scarpa. International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics. 14(9):67-76 (2009).

Chapter 2: An Economic Perspective on Biodiversity Protection and Conservation Policy. Pp. 10-20. In T. Parminter, ed. Environmental Policy Design: Three Different Theoretical Perspectives. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (2009).

Guidelines for Native Biodiversity Policy Planning: An Environmental Economic Study. A Report Prepared for AgResearch as part of a FRST Funded Project entitled "Improved Policy Interventions for Encouraging the Voluntary Use by Landowners of Practices Protecting and Enhancing Biodiversity" (2009).

The Connection Between Biodiversity and Well-Being: A New Zealand Case Study. A Report Prepared for AgResearch as part of a FRST Funded Project entitled "Improved Policy Interventions for Encouraging the Voluntary Use by Landowners of Practices Protecting and Enhancing Biodiversity." Co-written with R. Yao (2009).


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