Research Associate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Senior Scientist, Natural Capital Project
Academic Research Staff
Natural Capital Project
Ecosystem Services and Conservation
Spencer Wood works directly with partner organisations in Canada and Belize who are revising and evaluating their coastal management plans, using tools produced by the Natural Capital Project. His scientific research focuses on empirical and mathematical approaches to understanding interactions between humans and the environment in complex socio-ecological networks. This includes studies on patterns of tourism in Belize, ancient human settlement in the Aleutian Islands, and distributions of species interactions in New Zealand and British Columbia. Previously, Wood participated in a variety of ecological studies on intertidal biodiversity, nearshore wave transformation, coastal sedimentation, and fire recovery. He earned his PhD from the University of British Columbia and is currently based in Seattle, WA.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
Stanford scientists are using social media to study how people use natural areas for tourism and recreation.
By Elizabeth Rauer