The management of integrated water systems involves dynamic decision making within complex systems. Our researchers integrate information from a broad range sources to understand the economic impact of the policies that govern watersheds, groundwater and marine resources. Their work helps policy makers understand the economic value of healthy ecosystem and its natural capital, such as clean water for fishing, aquaculture, and recreation.


Associate Professor, Director of the SimLab

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


Professor | Associate Director, Coastal Institute

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


Selected publications

Zia, A., K. Messer, S. Ding, H. Miao, J. Suter, J.R. Fooks, T. Guilfoos, S. Trandafir, and E. Uchida (2020) Inducing cooperative behaviors for managing non-point source pollution: Evidence from a decision game in an idealized watershed. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 146(8)

Guilfoos, T., H. Miao, S. Trandafir, and E. Uchida (2019) Social learning and communication with threshold uncertainty. Resource and Energy Economics 55(C): 81-101.

Merrill, N. H., and T. Guilfoos (2018) Optimal groundwater extraction under uncertainty and a spatial stock externality. American journal of agricultural economics 100(1): 220-238.

Miao, H., J.R. Fooks, T. Guilfoos, K, D. Messer, S.M. Pradhanang, J.F. Suter, S. Trandafir, and E. Uchida (2016) The Impact of Information on Behavior under an Ambient-Based Policy for Regulating Nonpoint Source Pollution. Water Resources Research 52(5): 3294–3308.