Kelly Heber

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I am Kelly Heber, a PhD Student in natural resource management at the MIT Science Impact Collaborative and an advisee of Professor Lawrence Susskind. An MIT Presidential Fellow , Policy and Environmental Governance Fellow, and Carroll Wilson Awardee, my research looks at ecosystem services in common pool resource stocks primarily in Indonesian and Malaysian communities. I am interested in ways that communities manage their coral reefs, fisheries, mangroves, and seagrass beds in order to enhance human well-being and respond to unexpected disturbances related to climate change. I am a researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Marine Policy Center through the WHOI Guest Student Program. I am supervised by Professor Porter Hoagland where I work on an NSF-Funded Coastal SEES Project on the economic valuation of ecosystem services in large urban estuaries, specifically the Hudson River.

Heber, Kelly (2014) “Ecosystem Services and Community Based Coral Reef Management regimes in Post Blast-fishing Indonesia “ Ecosystem Services. (accepted for publication, under review)

Heber, Kelly. (2012) “Is Community-Based Coral Reef Management an Effective Method for Maintaining Ecosystem Service Provisioning in Coral Reefs” Human Welfare, 2 45-55.

Heber, Kelly, Ronald Lukens-Bull and Charles Paulson (2010) “Nonviolent Ways to Win the War on Terror: A Student’s Reflection on Study Abroad.” In Lisa L. Coleman and Jonathan D. Kotinek, eds. Setting the Table for Diversity. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council

Heber, Kelly (2014) Review: “Ecological Restoration: Principles, Value, and Structure of an Emerging Profession.” Anthem EnviroExperts Review.

Heber, Kelly. (2013) “Review: The Banana Tree at the Gates.” Anthem EnviroExperts Review.

Heber, Kelly. (2013) “Review: The Case of the Green Turtle: An Uncensored History of a Conservation Icon.” Anthem EnviroExperts Review.

Heber, Kelly. (2013) “Review: Cold Cash Cool Climate Science Based Advice for Entrepreneurs”. Anthem EnviroExperts Review.

Heber, Kelly. (2013) “Adaptive Management and the Florida Everglades” Dissertation. Oxford University.

Heber, Kelly. (2009) “The Role of the Displaced in Iraq’s Reconstruction.” University of Florida International Review. spring 2009.

Heber, Kelly (2013) “Reef Communities in the Dynamite Cyanide Era.” (guest blog)