Osa PeninsulaCosta Rica
About Katherine Hamilton
Kate is the Director of Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace. Kate will work to create a curriculum for a field-based course on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. The objectives of this project include: teaching students and practitioners how ecosystem services connect to the economy and livelihoods in the region; connecting potential decision makers with what is happening in local communities and environments; and creating an engaging, experiential overview course on PES. She will be collaborating with Dr. Josh Goldstein, Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources.