PhD, Assistant Scientist at Woods Hole Research Center

Glenn K. Bush, PhD, is an Assistant Scientist at Woods Hole Research Center. He is an environmental economist who specializes in welfare economics, resource valuation, and environmental cost-benefit analysis. His work has focused on quantitative valuation of forest conservation strategies for forest-adjacent households, as well as the microeconomic and social determinants of forest conservation. He is currently concerned with developing and testing combined econometric and spatial models on the drivers and determinants of land cover change.

Dr. Bush is Project Director of WHRC’s Projet Équateur, which aims to conserve forests, improve livelihoods, and promote sustainable economic development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project utilizes novel community-based approaches to combat deforestation and develop and test models for a Green Economy.

Dr. Bush has previously worked in Africa and in Central and Southeast Asia as a researcher, project manager, and consultant on natural resource management and conservation projects in the public and private sector. He has held positions with the UK Government Department for International Development, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

He obtained his M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of London, Wye College, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Stirling, UK.




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