POSITIONS

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Development and Economy      2016-

Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Postdoctoral Associate                                                 2013-2016

Global Lands

The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA


Visiting researcher                                             2014-2015              

Institute on the Environment

University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN



EDUCATION

Duke University, Durham, NC                                                                                                                     

Ph.D. in Environment                                                                           2008-2013                        

Areas of expertise: Environmental and Resource Economics, Development Economics

Primary advisors: Dr. Subhrendu Pattanayak and Dr. Randall Kramer

Committee members: Dr. Martin Smith, Dr. Jeffrey Vincent, Dr. Dean Urban

Certificate in College Teaching                                                                              2013                      


Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA                                2003-2007

B.A. in Economics & Biology (Magna cum Laude)

Honors in Biology


DISSERTATION

“Three Essays on Protecting Biodiversity in Developing Countries”

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS & WORK IN PROGRESS 

Miteva DA., Pattanayak, S.K., Ferraro, P.J., 2012. Evaluation of biodiversity policy instruments: what works and what doesn’t? Oxford Review of Economic Policy 28 , 69–92. Available here: http://oxrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/28/1/69.short

Ferraro, P.J., Hanauer, M.M., Miteva, D.A., Canavire-Bacarreza, G., Pattanayak, S.K., Sims, K.R.E., 2013. More strictly protected areas are not necessarily more productive: Evidence from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand. Environmental Research Letters. Available here: http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/025011/article

Ferraro, P.J., Hanauer, M.M., Miteva, D.A., Nelson, J.L., Pattanayak, S.K., Nolte, C., Sims, K.R.E., 2015. Estimating the impacts of conservation on ecosystem services and poverty by integrating modeling and evaluation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (24), 7420–7425. Available here: http://www.pnas.org/content/112/24/7420.full

Miteva, D.A., Loucks, C., Pattanayak, S.K., 2015. Social and environmental impacts of forest management certification in Indonesia. PLoS One. Available here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0129675

Miteva, D.A., Murray, B.C., Pattanayak, S.K., 2015. Do protected areas reduce blue carbon emissions? A quasi-experimental evaluation of mangroves in Indonesia. Ecological Economics 119, 127–135. Available here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800915003419

Kennedy, C.M.*, Miteva, D.A.*, Baumgarten, L., Hawthorne, P.L., Sochi, K., Polasky, S., Oakleaf, J.R., Uhlhorn, E., Kiesecker, J. 2016. Bigger is better: Improved nature conservation and economic returns from landscape-level mitigation. Science Advances. * indicates co-lead authors. Available here: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/7/e1501021

Nelson E, Helmus M, Cavender-Bares J, Polasky S, Lasky JR, Zanne A, Pearse WD, Kraft NJB, Miteva DA, Fagan WF (2016) Gaps in the latitudinal production and consumption of plant diversity remain despite globalization. PLoS One. Available here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0163002

Kennedy, C.M.*, Hawthorne, P.L.*, Miteva, D.A., Baumgarten, L., Sochi, K., Matsumoto, M., Evans, J., Polasky, S., Hamel, P., Monteiro Viera, E., Develey, P. F., Sekerciouglu, C.H., Davidson, A.D., Uhlhorn, E., Kiesecker, J., 2016. Optimizing land use decision-making to sustain Brazilian agricultural profits, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Biological Conservation. * indicates co-lead authors. Available here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320716306966

Sills E, de Sassi C, Jagger P, Lawlor K, Miteva DA, Pattanayak SK, Sunderlin W. (2017). Building the evidence base for REDD+:Evaluating the impacts of conservation interventions on human welfare. Global Environmental Change 43: 148-160. Available here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095937801630173X

Miteva, D.A., Kramer, R.A., Brown, Z.S., Smith, M.D., (2017). Spatial patterns of market participation regimes determined by location: An application of fuelwood collection in northern UgandaAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics. Available here: https://academic.oup.com/ajae/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ajae/aax027/3828074/Spatial-Patterns-of-Market-Participation-and?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Robinson, B., Masuda Y., Kelly, A., Holland, M., Bedford, C., Childress, M.; Fletschner, D., Game, E., Ginsburg, C., Hilhorst, T.; Lawry, S., Miteva, D.A., Musengezi, J., Naughton, L.; Nolte, C., Sunderlin, W., Veit, P. 2017. Incorporating land tenure security into conservation. Conservation Letters 00(0), 1–12. Available here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/conl.12383/full

Oakleaf JR, Matsumoto M, Kennedy C, Baumgarten L, Miteva DA, Sochi K, Kiesecker J. 2017. LegalGEO: Conservation Tool to Guide the Siting of Legal Reserves under the Brazilian Forest Code. Applied Geography 86, 53e65. Available here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0143622816306658

Griscom B, Adams J, Ellis P, Houghton RA, Lomax G, Miteva DA, Schlesinger WH,  Shoch D,  Woodbury P, Zganjar C, Blackman A, Campari J, Conant RT, Delgado C, Elias P, Hamsik M,  Kiesecker J, Landis E, Polasky S, Putz FE, Sanderman J,  Siikamäki J, Silvius M, Wollenberg, L,  Fargione J. (Forthcoming) Natural pathways to climate mitigation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Miteva, D.A. 2017. Impact of land tenure insecurity on farm investment: Evidence from northern Uganda. In review  

de Jesús Crespo, R., Newsom, D., Miteva, D.A., Loucks, C., Pringle, C. 2017. Building effective partnerships between non-governmental organizations and academia: Applying a collaboration framework to projects that evaluate sustainability certifications. In review

Miteva DA, Ellis PW, Ellis EA, Griscom BW. 2017. The role of property rights in resisting forest loss in the Yucatan PeninsulaIn prep

Miteva DA, Pattanayak SK, Murray BC (2017) What is good for the forest is good for the people? Evaluating the impacts of protected areas on ecosystem services and poverty in Indonesia. Working paper

Miteva, D.A., Rudulph, J., Brown, Z., Okello-Onen, J., Ocan, D., Oryema, C., Kramer, R.A., 2015. Deforestation patterns in post-conflict  forests: Evidence from northern Uganda. Working paper

Miteva, D.A., Hawthorne, P.L, Polasky, S., Baumgarten, L., Griffin, R.M, Sochi, K., Oakleaf, J.R, Kennedy, C. M; Matsumoto, M. 2015. Spatial Targeting in Payments for Ecosystem Services: An Application to the Brazilian Cerrado. Working paper

Miteva, D.A., Pattanayak, S.K., 2014. Is decentralization bad for conservation? Evidence from Indonesia. Working paper


NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

“Do biodiversity policies work? The case for Conservation Evaluation 2.0” with Subhrendu Pattanayak and Paul Ferraro, Ch. 12 in “Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity”, (Eds) Dieter Helm & Cameron Hepburn, 2014 (lead: D. Miteva)

"Ecosystem services and human well-being: A Case Study in Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia" with Seth Binder, Amy Rosenthal, Subhrendu Pattanayak, Justin Johnson, Rebecca Traldi, Michael Anderson, Derric Pennington, 
Nirmal Bhagabati, 2013
Available here: http://130.211.163.122/pubs/Jambi_CS_poverty_ES.pdf

"Targeting biofuels expansion to sustain production & environmental quality in Brazilian landscapes" with Christina Kennedy, Peter Hawthorne, Kei Sochi, Leandro Baumgarten, Elizabeth M. Uhlhorn, and Joe Kiesecker, Ch. 8 in “Energy Sprawl Solutions”, (Eds) J. Kiesecker & D. Naugle, 2017 

Contributing Author to IPBES 2019. The assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 2019   


CURRENT PROJECTS  

Making ends meet: A spatio-dynamic model of household fuelwood extraction in northern Uganda”* with R.A. Kramer, Z.S. Brown, and M.D. Smith (*Lead author: D. Miteva)

“Assessing heterogeneity in FSC certification performance in Indonesia” with Subhrendu Pattanayak, Bronson Griscom, and Peter Ellis (*lead author: D. Miteva)

“Assessing the role of vertical integration in preventing deforestation and forest degradation in Mexican ejidos” with Bronson Griscom, Peter Ellis, Edward Ellis, Erin Sills, David Bray, Elvira Duran Medina, and Dawn Ward (*lead author: D. Miteva)

“Macroevolution of ecosystem services from trees” with J. Cavender-Bares, S. Polasky, P. Balvanera Levy, S. Bewick, B. Fagan, M. Helmus, N. Kraft, J. Lasky, J. E. Meireles, E. Nelson, D. Nowak, J. O'Neil-Dunne, W. Pearse, K. Powell, A. Zanne. Project website: https://www.sesync.org/project/ventures/macroevolution-trees

"Evaluating the effectiveness of collective lands for conservation in Colombia" with German Forero Medina

"Assessing environmental sustainability in working lands: An application to natural forest management in tropical countries" with Subhrendu Pattanayak, Erin Sills, Alex Pfaff, Jimena Rico Straffon, Allen Blackman, Karen Mo, Bronson Griscom, Pushpendra Rana, Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui, Brent Sohngen, Lea Fortmann, Corinne Bocci, Peter Ellis, Peter Umunay, Anand Roopsind, Natalia Zappernick (*lead: D. Miteva)


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & INVITED TALKS

Environment for Development annual meeting (October 2017), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

International Congress for Conservation Biology meeting (July 2017), Cartagena, Colombia

ISEAL (July 2017), research webinar

Environment for Development Forest Collaborative workshop (June 2017), Athens, Greece

European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists annual meeting (2016), Zurich, Switzerland 

Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, University of Maine (2016), Orono, ME 

European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists annual meeting (2015), Helsinki, Finland 

World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (2014), Istanbul, Turkey 

"Evaluating Forest Conservation Initiatives: New Tools and Policy Needs" International Workshop (2013), Barcelona, Spain 

European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists annual meeting (2013), Toulouse, France 

International Congress for Conservation Biology meeting (2013), Baltimore, MD 

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association annual meeting (2013), Washington, DC 

Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) annual meeting (2013), San Diego, CA

Center for Environmental and Resource Policy (CAMP) Resources XIX Workshop (2012, 2011, 2010), Wilmington, NC  

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists annual meeting (2012), Asheville, NC.     

European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists annual meeting (2012), Prague, Czech Republic.

SCB North America Congress for Conservation Biology (2012), Oakland, CA.  

Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop (2011), Urbana-Champaign, IL.

International Population, Health, and Development Seminar (2011), Duke University, NC.

Mid-Atlantic ESA Meeting (2007). (Poster presentation)

Haverford College Student Research Symposium (2005). (Poster presentation)

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral Researcher. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA (June 2013-August 2016)

Research Assistant. Duke University, Durham, NC (2009-2012)

Research Assistant. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA (Summer 2008, Spring 2006)

Research Technician. Supervisor: W. Bridgeland, PhD candidate, N. Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ (Summer 2007)

Summer Fellow. Supervisor: Dr. Neal Williams, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA (Summer 2006, Summer 2005) 

 

RESEARCH FUNDING

Making Ends Meet: Exploring Ways to Conserve Biodiversity in Rural Uganda”, Duke University SIDG/Lazar Foundation, 06/2009-07/2009 ($2,000)

“Harnessing the ecosystem services of vacant lots to promote sustainability and resilience in Cleveland, OH", The Steam Factory, 2017-2018 ($15,000), Co-PI with Mary Gardiner and Frances Sivakoff, the Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University

 

AWARDS

European Environmental Agency travel grant (Summer 2012, Summer 2013)

Nicholas School Conference travel award (Fall 2012, Summer 2012)

Duke University Graduate School conference travel fellowship (Summer 2012, Fall 2012)

HEARTLAND Workshop travel grant (Fall 2011)

E3 Network Workshop travel grant (Winter 2009)

National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education Robert R. Churchill Memorial Prize for Student Scholarship in GIS (Summer 2007)-awarded to one student from one of the 80 participating colleges

Bryn Mawr College Jean Quistgaard Prize for Excellence in Economics (Spring 2007)-awarded annually to one senior for excellence in Economics

Bryn Mawr College Elizabeth S. Shippen Scholarship in Science (Spring 2006)-awarded annually to one junior for excellence in the study of natural sciences

Bryn Mawr College Mildred Bach Scholarship (Fall 2003-Spring 2007)-full scholarship awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need upon admission

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Society for Conservation Biology

 

SERVICE

Referee: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics; Journal of Environmental Economics and Management; Conservation Letters; Agroforestry Systems; International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management; Journal of Environment and Development; Environmental and Resource Economics; Diversity; Environmental & Development Economics; Journal of Environmental Planning & Management; PLoS One; Environmental Research Letters; Ecology and Society; Forest Ecology & Management; Conservation Biology; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B; Marine Economics

Technical Advisory Group member, the VIA initiative (http://www.isealalliance.org/VIA). 2016-2017


Committee member: 

Matthew Borden (Master thesis, Duke University,  Spring 2016); 

Corinne Bocci (PhD, The Ohio State University, Spring 2017-)

Shelby Stults (Master thesis, The Ohio State University, Fall 2017-)

Advisory Board, Bauersachs Foundation, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2013-): http://bauersax.org


Climate Change Workshop Advisory Board, NAREA (2016-2017)

Volunteer, Green Balkans Federation of Conservation NGOs, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2001-2011)


Volunteer, Bryn Mawr College Greens Club, Bryn Mawr, PA (Fall 2003-Fall 2006)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Courses taught as main instructor at OSU:

AEDE 4330. Sustainability: Concepts & Methods. Fall 2016, Fall 2017

AEDE 7310. Advanced Environmental Economics. Fall 2017

AEDE 4567. Assessing Sustainability: Project Experience. Fall 2017

    

Teaching assistant at Duke U.: 

Environmental and Resource Economics. Fall 2008, 2012; Spring 2011

Global Environmental Health. Fall 2009 and Fall 2010.

Social Science Survey Methods. Spring 2010.

Electric Power Markets. Spring 2012

Energy Modeling. Spring 2009.

Principles of Economics. Spring 2006

 

LANGUAGES

English, Bulgarian, German (proficient), Russian (proficient)


SOFTWARE

Stata 14, R, ESRI ArcGIS