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Timm Kroeger

Senior Environmental Economist

Arlington, Virginia

Senior Environmental Economist

Timm Kroeger Conservancy scientist Timm Kroeger. © T. Kroeger


Environmental Economics, Conservation, Environmental Science




Dr. Kroeger is the senior environmental economist in The Nature Conservancy’s Global Science department. His work focuses on the measurement and economic valuation of the benefits people derive from nature; the incorporation of these values into cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and social return-on-investment analyses of conservation and environmental quality projects; and the application of incentive-based mechanisms in general, and payment for ecosystem services in particular, to the conservation of ecosystem services and biodiversity.

Before joining The Nature Conservancy in 2009, Timm was an environmental economist with Defenders of Wildlife’s Conservation Economics Program and worked as a consultant on bio-energy issues and black carbon emissions and control options in Asia; human health benefits from reductions in outdoor air pollution in Lima, Peru; the economic aspects of air pollution control measures in major cities throughout Peru and in Guayaquil, Ecuador; and the assessment of potential environmental impacts from a proposed mining operation in northern Peru. 

Timm holds an MA in Economics from the University of Würzburg (Germany) and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.

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