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Ashley Larsen

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Assistant Professor

Agricultural Ecology, Land Use, Landscape Ecology

Bren Hall 4408


PhD, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara
MA, Economics, UC Santa Barbara
BS, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan


Ashley Larsen’s research interests center on the ecology of managed systems. Her research incorporates theory from ecology, economics, and public health to better understand how to produce the necessary food and fiber for a growing population while maintaining healthy ecological and human communities. She seeks to provide novel understanding of ecological processes using a combination of econometric and GIS tools. Her current projects focus on understanding the landscape drivers of agricultural pests, as well as the human health consequences of pesticide exposure. She has contributed to highly interdisciplinary teams on a range of topics from Lyme disease to sustainable fisheries. After receiving her PhD in 2015, she held a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Science, Policy & Management at UC Berkeley.