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My name is Adriana Valcu-Lisman. I am a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, working with Professor Catherine Kling. My research interests are in environmental economics and natural resources with a focus on the impact of agricultural activity on water quality. My main research area focuses on water quality issues in the context of agricultural activity-a prevalent topic that has elicited attention in environmental economics for decades.

My dissertation studies two important aspects of this topic: a lack of accurate information regarding conservation practices and measurement errors in quantifying the contribution of each field to the total level of pollution. Currently, my focus is on the implications of climate change and variability on water and soil quality by focusing on two areas: the effectiveness of individual conservation practices and the farmers’ attitudes and perceptions towards different agricultural practices as vehicles to mitigate the future climate changes.

Another research interest of mine is the management of open fisheries, including overcapitalizations and overfishing. This research offers new insights for designing rights-based programs capable of generating resources in marine fisheries.

I enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment. Currently, I am part of a research group that draws expertise from areas such as agricultural engineering, agronomy, soil science, and sociology.


I can be reached by phone at 515-451-1511 or by email at amvalcu@iastate.edu.

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Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
Iowa State University
581 Heady Hall
Ames, IA 50011