Ken Bagstad

Dr. Kenneth Bagstad is an ecological economist specializing in the mapping, modeling, and valuation of ecosystem services. Currently seconded to the World Bank's Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) Secretariat, Kenneth is also a research economist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Within WAVES, he is working to improve modeling and valuation methods for ecosystem accounting, and to assist WAVES partnership countries in developing accounts and building technical capacity. Within USGS, Kenneth has applied multiple ecosystem services modeling tools and valuation methods to diverse management challenges, including understanding tradeoffs between biophysical and cultural ecosystem services in public land management and valuing migratory species that cross international borders. Kenneth holds a PhD in ecological economics from the University of Vermont and a MS in ecology from Arizona State University.