Dept. Earth System Science and Policy
University of North Dakota
Office: Clifford Hall room 336
Address: 4149 University Avenue Stop 9011
Haochi Zheng joined ESSP in 2010 after finishing her PhD study in Agricultural and Applied Economics with a conservation biology minor at the University of Minnesota. Her major academic interests are environmental and natural resource economics and ecological economics with a specific emphasis on the institutions and mechanisms that guide human behavior in natural resource use and management. Some of her recent research topics include: land use change related to renewable energy production, reforestation policy, the relationship between human activities and species biodiversity, and evaluation of ecosystem services.
Haochi is currently working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS) on evaluating the effects of an expanded agricultural base for biofuels and concurrent change in climate on ecosystem sustainability across the Northern Great Plains. She worked for the Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE) as a graduate research assistant, and with the Legislative Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) as a Graduate Research Fellow. Haochi taught Environmental and Resource Economics in the Department of Economics at St. Olaf College, MN. She received her BA in International Economics from Fudan University, China, and completed her MA in Economics at Yokohama National University, Japan.