Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Natasha James is a Ph.D. candidate in Forestry at NC State University. Her current research focuses on incentive programs to increase sustainable forest management and forest conservation among private landowners while providing the co-benefit of rural development or poverty alleviation. Currently, Natasha is studying Costa Rica’s national payment for ecosystem services program for forest preservation and examining how institutional changes intended to increase program efficiency impact equity (i.e. distributional outcomes between poorer and wealthier landowners).