Lab Member Fall 2004 – Fall 2006
Jeffrey was a postdoctoral researcher in the Gerber lab. He is now a consultant for the Environmental Defense Fund and Ocean Conservancy, studying the ecological and economic consequences of human impacts on coastal resources in the Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean. He has also been a consultant in ecosystem-based management for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). While at the World Resource Institute, he helped develop protocols for the economic valuation of environmental assets managed by private companies. Prior to his consulting work, Dr. Wielgus was a research fellow in ecological conservation and natural resource economics at Arizona State University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Cambridge.
While at ASU, Jeffrey studied the management and effectiveness of marine protected areas, choice, risk, and decision analysis, and published jointly with other Gerber lab members on the framework of adaptive management.