Professor Emeritus Gardner Brown, EfD Research Associate, is honored by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists with two different awards.
During the annual meetings in New Orleans in January 2008, Professor Gardner Brown was honored by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) with both the 2007 AERE Fellows Award and the 2007 AERE Publication of Enduring Quality Award.
"Professor Brown was selected as an AERE Fellow in recognition of his many contributions and innovations to the field of natural resource and environmental economics. Additionally, Professor Brown was recognized for his service to AERE, as well as for his work in shaping international natural resource and environmental conservation policy through organizations like Resources for the Future. With a broad and very productive career spanning more than 40 years, Professor Brown ‘s impact on the field has been immense, particularly his success in promoting collaboration among ecologists, economists, and policymakers.
The award for an enduring publication recognizes Professor Brown’s 1974 book, Waterfowl and Wetlands: Toward Bio-Economics Analysis (co-authored with Judd Hammack; Johns Hopkins UP) which concluded that increasing wetland areas and waterfowl numbers in North America could enhance social welfare in the use, both recreationally and commercially, of the wetland areas. Professor Brown joined the faculty of the Economics department at the University of Washington in 1965, served as department Chair from 1985—1990, acting chair 1984-85 and 2000-01, and was promoted to Professor Emeritus in 2001."