My research group investigates policy problems related to water quality, environmental justice, and urban parks and green infrastructure. Our work engages interdisciplinary approaches that draw on environmental economics, geography, policy studies, geospatial analysis, and human dimensions research.

See Research Projects for details on past and current research.

Links below will allow you to view slides from recent research seminars:

Equity vs. Efficiency: Cases in Environmental Policy Analysis (UCDavis October 2023)

Urban Nature, Wealth and Implications for Green Infrastructure (UW La Crosse April 2023)

Professional Bio: Bonnie Keeler is an associate professor and Charles M. Denny Chair of environmental policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Keeler’s research evaluates the equity implications of environmental policies at state and regional levels, with a focus on water resources science and management. Keeler co-directs the Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the University of Minnesota and serves as a subcommittee member of the Environmental Protection Agencies Board of Scientific Counselors. Keeler also directs the Beyond the Academy Network - a coalition of academic leaders seeking to reform university structures to promote more action-oriented engaged scholarship on sustainability. Keeler is a McKnight Presidential Fellow, Earth Leadership Fellow, and Fellow of the Institute on the Environment.  

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