Ji receives EPA grant

Research Scientist Yongjie Ji received an incrementally funded grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the project Valuing Water Quality Improvements in Nationwide Ecosystems: Total Value based on the Biological Condition Gradient. The research project seeks to provide insight on the extent of the market, willingness to pay, and distance decay in representative watersheds within each of the nine ecoregions of the United States. The project also seeks to develop data and models to quantify a "Biological Condition Gradient" in watersheds by using stated revealed preference surveys across the country. Dr. Ji will serve a a co-principal investigator and will collaborate with the research team in the development and implementation of the proposed nationwide non-market survey.

(Released January 2023)