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Armsworth, Paul

Paul ArmsworthDr. Paul Armsworth poses during the UT Alumni Association Board of Governors dinner at the Hilton in Knoxville, Tenn., Friday, June 5, 2015. (Adam Brimer / The University of Tennessee)

P.G.C.H.E., Sheffield, Biological Sciences.

Ph.D., Stanford, Biological Sciences.

Paul Armsworth is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). A modeler by training, Paul’s research examines how ecology and economics can be integrated to inform more effective conservation and natural resource management strategies. This work spans theoretical and empirical techniques and examines both the management of ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation. In undertaking this work, Paul collaborates closely with partners around the world drawn from public agencies, nonprofits and for profits as well as academics from a range of disciplines. Paul holds PhDs in both Mathematics and Biological Sciences and has worked in universities in the US, UK and Australia. His personal website can be found here.

Selected Publications

Lennox, GD, Fargione, JM, Spector, S, Williams, G, Armsworth, P.R. 2017. The value of flexibility in conservation financing. Conservation Biology, in press.

Milt, A.W., Armsworth, P.R. 2017. Performance of a cap and trade system for managing environmental impacts of shale gas surface infrastructure. Ecological Economics, 131, 399-406.

Boettiger C., Bode M., Sanchirico J., LaRiviere J., Hastings A., Armsworth P.R. 2016. Optimal management of a stochastically varying population when policy adjustment is costly. Ecological Applications, 26, 808-817.

Larson E.R., Howell S., Kareiva P., Armsworth P.R. 2016. Constraints of philanthropy on determining the distribution of biodiversity conservation funding. Conservation Biology, 30, 206-215.

Armsworth, P.R., Larson, E.R., Jackson, S.T., Sax, D.F., Simonin, P., Blossey, B., Green, N., Klein, M.L., Lester, L., Ricketts, T.H., Runge, M.C., Shaw, M.R. 2015. Are conservation organizations configured for effective adaptation to global change? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13, 163-169.

Armsworth, P.R. 2014. Inclusion of costs in conservation planning depends on limited datasets and hopeful assumptions. Annals of the New York Academy of the Sciences: Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology 2014, 1322, 61-76.

Contact Information

Paul Armsworth
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Office Phone: 865-974-9748
Fax: 865-974-3067