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Education

BA in Economics, Pacific Lutheran University

International Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway

Maya Kocian

Senior Economist and Program Director for Ecosystem Services Valuation

Maya Kocian has over a decade of experience valuing natural capital across multiple ecosystems. Her work has informed legal cases in Latin America, supported Alaska’s largest recreation bond, and justified the nomination of a national marine sanctuary. At Earth Economics, she oversees organization-wide project delivery, directs the Ecosystem Services Valuation program, and is the lead economist for Alaska-based projects. Maya believes that valuing natural capital is essential for business. Fully accounting for nature leads to better decision making.

 

Key PUblications

Briceño, T., Flores, L., Kocian, M., Batker, D. 2017. Amazonia Centro-Sur: Una valoración de ecosistemas. En ¿Está agotado el periodo petrolero en Ecuador? (pp. 181-205). Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. Quito, Ecuador.

Kocian, M., Fletcher, A., Casey, P., Cutler, N., Batker, D. 2016. The Economic Benefits of the Proposed St. George Unangan Heritage National Marine Sanctuary, Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.

Kocian, M., 2015. Economic Benefits of Trials, Parks, and Open Space in the Mat-Su Borough. Earth Economics, Tacoma.

Kocian, M., 2015. The Trillion Dollar Asset: The Economic Value of the Long Island Sound Basin. Earth Economics, Tacoma.

Schwartz, A., Kocian, M. 2015. Beyond Food: The Environmental Benefits of Agriculture in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Earth Economics, Tacoma.

Schwartz, A., Kocian, M., Fletcher, A. 2014. The Economic and Environmental Impact of the William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center at Walla Walla Community College. Earth Economics, Tacoma.

Kocian, M., Batker, D., Fletcher, A. 2013. The Natural Economy of Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Basin: An Ecosystem Service Valuation Analysis. Earth Economics, Tacoma.

Kocian, M. 2013. The Trillion Dollar Valley: Mat-Su. Earth Economics, Tacoma. 

Aguilar, B., Moulaert, A., Fernández, A., González, A, Kocian, M., Batker, D., Flores, L., Lucke, I., Erbure, L. 2013. Valoración Económica de Bienes y Servicios Ecosistémicos, Costos de la Degradación de la Tierra y Desarrollo de Escenarios y Alternativas de Uso de la Tierra y Gestión del Territorio: Estudio de Caso de Cerro Punta, Panamá. Fundación Neotrópica – Earth Economics. San José, Costa Rica.

Briceño, T., Flores, L., Kocian, M., Batker, D., Toledo, D. 2013. Evaluación Económica de Los Impactos Ambientales en la Cuenca del Bajo Anchicayá por Vertimiento de Lodos de la Central Hidroeléctrica Anchicayá. Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA and Cali, Colombia.

Kocian, M., Traughber, B., Batker, D. 2012. Valuing Nature’s Benefits: An Ecological Economic Assessment of Iowa’s Middle Cedar Watershed. Earth Economics, Tacoma.

Kocian, M., Fretz E. 2012. Valuing Nature’s Benefits: An Ecological Economic Assessment of Iowa’s Middle Cedar River. Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA and American Rivers, Washington, DC.

Molnar, M., Kocian, M., Batker, D. 2012. Valuing the Aquatic Benefits of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland: Nearshore Natural Capital Valuation. David Suzuki Foundation, British Columbia.

Aguilar, B., Kocian, M., Hidalgo, M., León, E., Córdoba, K., González, A., Umaña, L., Erbure, L., Oduber, J. 2012. Valoración Económico-Ecológica Rápida de los Daños Ambientales Relacionados a los Cambios en la Cobertura del Suelo en las Fincas Propiedad de Industrias Infinito luego de la Resolución 244-2008-SCH del Área de Conservación Huetar-Norte. Fundación Neotrópica – Earth Economics. San José, Costa Rica.

Kocian, M., Batker, D., Harrison-Cox, J. 2011. An Ecological Study of Ecuador’s Intag Region: The Environmental Impacts and Potential Rewards of Mining. Earth Economics, Tacoma.

Batker, D., Kocian, M., McFadden, J., Schmidt, R. 2010. Valuing the Puget Sound Basin: Revealing Our Best Investments. Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.

Batker, D., Kocian, M., Lovell, B., Harrison-Cox, J. 2010. Flood Protection and Ecosystem Services in the Chehalis River Basin. Earth Economics, Tacoma.

Kocian, M., Moulaert, A., Batker, D., Harrison-Cox, J. 2010. Nature’s Value in the Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands: The Essential Economics of Ecosystem Services. Earth Economics, Tacoma.

Batker, D., de la Torre, I., Kocian, M. 2009. The Natural Economy of the Nisqually Watershed. Earth Economics, Tacoma.

Batker, D., Kocian, M., de la Torre, I. 2007. Yasuní National Park: A Rapid Ecosystem Services Valuation. Earth Economics, Tacoma.