RICHARD T. MELSTROM
The Economic Benefits of Water Quality Improvements in Great Lakes Areas of Concern
Calculating the benefits of restoring water quality in the housing market. Administrative co-lead with Emma Donnelly (primary investigator) and Lopa Chakraborti (administrative lead). Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, $9,000. 2022-2023.
An Integrated Economic Assessment of Outdoor Activities Related to White-Tailed Deer and Furbearer in Indiana
Modeling the demand for and economic value of wildlife-associated ecosystem services. Co-investigator with Carson Reeling and Mo Zhou (co-lead investigators). Indiana Department of Natural Resources, $496,970, 2020-2023.
Advancing Health Equity through Improved Environmental Quality without Displacing Residents
Measuring the distributional effects of environmental improvements and pollution cleanup in Chicago. Co-PI with Tania Schusler (lead investigator) and Amy Krings. Loyola Health EQ Collaborative, $38,497, 2018-2020.
Great Lakes Sea Grant Aquaculture Collaborative
Measuring consumer willingness to pay for sustainable local seafood products. Co-PI with John Downing (lead investigator), Trey Malone and Stuart Carlton. Sea Grant 2019 National Aquaculture Initiative, $1,026,820, 2019-2022.
Independent Risk Analysis for the Straits Pipelines
Estimating the market and nonmarket-environmental losses from an oil spill in the Great Lakes. Section author with Guy Meadows (lead investigator) and others, State of Michigan, 2018.
The Economic Impact of Lesser Prairie Chicken Protection in Oklahoma
Assessing industry response to federal and state habitat conservation policies. Lead investigator with co-PI Dwayne Elmore, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, $69,000, 2015–2017.
Policy Instruments, Strategic Interactions, and Incentives for Habitat Conservation for Imperiled Species
Evaluating the effectiveness of different conservation policies using behavioral experiments. Co-investigator with Leah Palm-Forster (lead investigator) and Carson Reeling.
CBEAR Junior Mini-Grant program, $9,988, 2016-2017.
Estimating Non-Market Value for the Grand River Watershed
Measuring the economic benefits of water-associated recreation in the Grand River Watershed, Oklahoma. Lead investigator with co-PIs Tracy Boyer and Art Stoecker, Grand River Dam Authority, $150,000, 2015–2016.
Adapting Socio-Ecological Systems to Increased Climate Variability
Modeling the effect of climate on household behaviors and wellbeing. Collaborator, National Science Foundation, Oklahoma EPSCoR, 2013–2018.