Dr. Bonnie Keeler is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where she is affiliated with the Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, the Institute on the Environment, and the Natural Capital Project. Dr. Keeler works at the intersection of sustainability science and environmental economics, with particular expertise in water management and policy. At the Humphrey School, Keeler’s team partners with state and federal agencies, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to co-develop solutions to environmental challenges. Current projects include investigating the impacts of climate change on water resources, mitigating the effects of green gentrification in cities, and developing new approaches to quantify the economic value of water resources.
Favorite sandwich: Spicy with pickles
Secret talent: Spoon carving
Work in progress: Mountain biking
Lab areas of expertise: Ecosystem services, environmental economics, food-water-energy policy, conservation and biodiversity protection, water resources and policy, environmental justice.
Lab methods: Integrated modeling, economic valuation, GIS and spatial analysis, qualitative methods.