Professor and Chair,
Deaprtment of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta
Peter Boxall is Professor and Chair of the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta. His research largely focuses on the valuation of environmental amenities and ecosystem services and the incorporation of these values into resource management and policy. His research also involves the development of policy instruments to increase the provision or conservation of ecosystem services in agricultural systems. This has led to a research program on the development, design and use of conservation auctions. He is past Leader of the Linking Environment and Agriculture Research Network (LEARN) a national research network funded by the federal government. He is currently a principal investigator of the Alberta Living Laboratory project which is a pilot project seeking to test the efficacy of reverse auctions to secure restored wetlands on agricultural landscapes. He leads the social science elements of these efforts and is involved in the integration of the social and natural science pieces to generate cost effective environmental improvements as well as more effective policy design.