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Tim McDaniels

Institute of Resources and Environment, Faculty of Science;

School of Community and Regional Planning, Faculty of Science

Name: Tim McDaniels
Title: Professor; Associate Program Director, The Bridge Program
Degrees: B.A. Economics, 1970, University of Minnesota, M.A. Economics, 1974, Simon Fraser University, Ph.D. Decision sciences and policy analysis, 1989, Carnegie Mellon University
Office: Rm 428, Lasserre Building
Phone: (604) 822-9288
Fax: (604) 822-3787
Email: timmcd@exchange.ubc.ca

Research Interests

  • Decision making for risk management questions
  • Judgmental aspects of ecological risk management questions, as well as technical and value modeling for complex facilities
  • Decision analysis in the public sector
  • Methods for eliciting public values
  • Decision research, including risk perception
  • Citizen involvement in complex issues involving scientific uncertainty
  • Global change, infrastructure decisions, human health from environmental contaminants

Current Research

  • Structuring hierarchies of objectives for aquaculture risk management decisions
  • Values and decision processes for global environmental change
  • Modeling of the ecological footprint of North America as a non-monetary measure of consumption
  • Prescriptive approaches to decision making
  • Equity and compensation for losses on First Nations lands: valuing non-marginal change

Bridge Grad Students

Publications

Please see Department's Personal Webpage for a list of publications

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