Dana Marie Bauer
Assistant Director and Research Scientist
George Perkins Marsh Institute
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Current Research Interests
Dana Bauer is an interdisciplinary researcher with particular interests in conservation and sustainability. She applies economic and ecological theory towards the assessment of ecosystem services and the analysis of policies and programs that aim to protect them. Her current research focuses on: (1) the willingness of farmers to participate in habitat and water conservation programs, (2) the valuation of pollination and pest control services provided by insects and other mobile organisms, (3) the conservation and management of vernal pools and other small natural features that provide large ecosystem functions, and (4) the valuation of benefits provided by riparian and estuarine buffers. Her research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Science Foundation. She holds a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy.
Bloom, E.H., D.M. Bauer, A.R. Kaminski, I. Kaplan, and Z. Szendrei. 2021. Socioecological factors and farmer perceptions impacting pesticide use and pollinator conservation on cucurbit farms. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems (in press).
Kaminski, A.R., D.M. Bauer, K.P. Bell, C.S. Loftin, and E.J. Nelson. 2021. Using landscape metrics to characterize towns along an urban-rural gradient. Landscape Ecology 36(10): 2937-2956.
Johnston, R.J., and D.M. Bauer. 2020. Using meta-analysis for large-scale ecosystem service valuation: Progress, prospects and challenges. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 49(1):23-63.
Balukas, J.A., K.P. Bell, and D.M. Bauer. 2019. Classifying private landowners to improve understanding of management decisions and conservation opportunities in urbanizing forested landscapes. Journal of Environmental Management 232:751-758.
Bauer, D.M., K.P. Bell, E.J. Nelson, and A.J.K. Calhoun. 2017. Managing small natural features: A synthesis of economic issues and emergent opportunities. Biological Conservation 211(B): 80-87.
Hunter, Jr., M.L., V. Acuña, D.M. Bauer, K.P. Bell, A.J.K. Calhoun, M.R. Felipe-Lucia, J.A. Fitzsimons, E. González, M. Kinnison, D. Lindenmayer, C.J. Lundquist, R.A. Medellin, E.J. Nelson, and P. Poschlod. 2017. Conserving small natural features with large ecological roles: A synthetic overview. Biological Conservation 211(B): 88-95.
Bauer, D.M., S.K. Swallow, P. Liu, and R.J. Johnston. 2017. Do exurban communities want more development? Journal of Land Use Science 12: 351-374.
Bauer, D.M., and R.J. Johnston. 2017. Economic Valuation of Water Quality Ecosystem Services in New Hampshire’s Great Bay Watershed. Report to Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Bauer, D.M. 2017. Exploring the Trends, the Science, and the Options of Buffer Management in the Great Bay Watershed: Key Findings from Economic Literature. Report to Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Bauer, D.M. and I. Sue Wing. 2016. The macroeconomic cost of catastrophic pollinator declines. Ecological Economics 126: 1-13.