Kathleen Bell

Expertise

🌬 Air quality, 🌑 Climate change, 🌊 Coastal and marine topics, πŸ“ˆ Economics, 🌲 Forests, 🦟 Health and the environment, 🏠 Housing and land markets, 🏞 Land and natural resource use, 😷 Public health, πŸ’§Water quality

Bell employs economics to address community economic development, environmental, and public health issues. She studies individuals, organizations, and markets to improve management of land and water resources, strengthen regional and community economies, and protect public health. Her current projects focus on rural economic development, coastal recreation, land conservation, and climate change. Bell teaches courses in economics, data analysis, and environmental policy. Visit Bell’s biography to learn more.

A bubble chart demonstrating an 83% research and 17% teaching appointment split.
Bell balances her time between teaching (17% ) economics, econometrics (statistics), data analysis, and environmental policy and natural resource management and research (83%) to improve management of land and water resources, strengthen regional and community economies, and protect public health.

Appointment details

Bell’s work is supported by:

  • School of Economics at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Costs and Benefits of Natural Resources on Public and Private Lands: Management, Economic Valuation, and Integrated Decision-Making