Brian Voigt received his Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. Brian has a B.A. in Mathematics and Sociology from Miami University, OH, and a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University, SC. In addition to serving as a Senior Scientist with SIG, he is also employed as a Research Assistant Professor at UVM’s Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. Brian’s research interests include developing and applying computer based systems for modeling land use change and human – environment interactions, quantitative geography and spatial econometrics, particularly as they relate to ecosystem services and natural hazards. Brian’s current academic research includes quantifying the value of freshwater in the Lake Champlain Basin, modeling freshwater ecosystem services and the spread of infectious disease in Tanzania, and quantifying the impacts to recreation and groundwater resources resulting from the development of oil, gas and mineral resources on federally owned public lands in the western USA. Brian has served as a planning commissioner for the town of Waitsfield, VT for the past four years.