Dana Marie Bauer
Assistant Director and Research Scientist
The 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 conservation and management of vernal pools and other small natural features that provide large ecosystem functions, (2) the valuation of pollination and pest control services provided by insects and other mobile organisms, and (3) 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.
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.
Nalepa, R.A., A.G. Short Gianotti, and D.M. Bauer. 2017. Marginal land and the global land rush: A spatial exploration of contested lands and state-directed development in contemporary Ethiopia. Geoforum 82: 237-251.
Bauer, D.M. and I. Sue Wing. 2016. The macroeconomic cost of catastrophic pollinator declines. Ecological Economics 126: 1-13.
Bauer, D.M. 2014. Valuation of pollination services: A comparison of approaches. In Ninan, K.N., ed. Valuing Ecosystem Services: Methodological Issues and Case Studies. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Johnston, R.J., S.K. Swallow, D.M. Bauer, E. Uchida, and C.M. Anderson. 2014. Connecting ecosystem services to land use: Implications for valuation and policy. In Duke, J.M., and J. Wu, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Land Economics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Mann, M.L., R.K. Kaufmann, D.M. Bauer, S. Gopal, M. Nomack, J.Y. Womack, K. Sullivan, and B.S. Soares-Filho. 2014. Pasture conversion and competitive land rents in the Amazon. Ecological Economics 97: 182-190.
Bauer, D.M., and S.K. Swallow. 2013. Conserving metapopulations in human-altered landscapes at the urban-rural fringe. Ecological Economics 95: 159-170.
Bauer, D.M., and R.J. Johnston. 2013. The economics of rural and agricultural ecosystem services: purism versus practicality. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 42 (1): iii-xv.
Mann, M.L., R.K. Kaufmann, D.M. Bauer, S. Gopal, J.G. Baldwin, and M. Vera-Diaz. 2012. Ecosystem service value and agricultural conversion in the Amazon: Implications for policy intervention. Environmental and Resource Economics 53: 279-295.
Kunz, T.H., E. Braun de Torrez, D.M. Bauer, T.A. Lobova, and T.H. Fleming. 2011. Ecosystem services provided by bats. The Year in Ecology and Conservation, R.A. Ostfeld and W.H. Schlesinger, eds. Special issue, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1223: 1-38.
Bauer, D.M., and I. Sue Wing. 2010. Economic consequences of pollinator declines: A synthesis. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 39: 368-383.
Bauer, D.M., P.W.C. Paton, and S.K. Swallow. 2010. Are wetland regulations cost-effective for species protection? A case study of amphibian metapopulations. Ecological Applications 20 (3): 798-815.
Bauer, D.M., S.K. Swallow, and P.W.C. Paton. 2010. Cost-effective species conservation in exurban communities: A spatial analysis. Resource and Energy Economics 32: 180-202.