Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Dr. Marian Weber has a PhD in economics and is a Principal Researcher organizing and leading large multi-disciplinary and multi-partner applied research projects on land and water management for the energy, agriculture, and forestry sectors. In these projects, she has worked with academics, federal and provincial governments, indigenous communities, and industry to develop and test effective resource management strategies for agricultural and forest landscapes. Examples include developing ecosystem service markets on agricultural lands in the South Saskatchewan Watershed, evaluation of Natural Infrastructure benefits for Municipal climate change adaptation in the North Saskatchewan Watershed, and developing “exchange” platforms for collaborative optimization of resource access. Marian is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta.