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Micah Elias

Payment for Watershed Ecosystem Services: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity (MS ’20)

Micah Elias earned his B.S. in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis in 2012. After graduating he worked with international development organizations and non-profits working to connect small farmers to markets and technical resources. Later, he served in Peace Corps Panama and worked as the National Coffee Coordinator where he trained volunteers and their community counterparts on farm and project management. After returning from the Peace Corps, he began working for Tradin Organic managing international agricultural supply chains from Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

Micah’s research focuses on the benefits of resilient ecosystems – specifically forests and agricultural lands – and how to leverage those benefits to increase funding for more sustainable land management. He collaborates closely with Blue Forest Conservation, a conservation finance organization working to increase funding for forest management.


Research Group(s)

  • Jones Lab