Pre-doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Alicia Entem is an economist and STRI Pre-doctoral Fellow with the Agua Salud project. She researches agricultural land use decision making and ecosystem service provision. Alicia is supervised by Jefferson Hall (STRI), Eli Fenichel (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies) and Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta).
Alicia is investigating the design and uptake of agricultural land use incentive programs in the Panama Canal Watershed. Of particular interest are programs that compensate landowners (payments, loans, and/or insurance) for increasing water regulation services via the planting and maintenance of trees/shrubs on their land. Her research is part of a socioeconomic-hydrologic project that evaluates the impact of agricultural land use and land use incentive programs on hydrological ecosystem service provision in the Panama Canal Watershed.
Alicia has an M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics and a B.Sc. in Conservation Biology from the University of Alberta, Canada.