Larsen, Ashley E.

Larsen, Ashley E.
University of California-Santa Barbara

I am broadly interested in the ecology and economics of managed systems. My dissertation research is focused on agricultural systems, namely pesticides and the potential consequences of pesticide use for human and environmental health. I recieved a B.S. in ecology & evolutionary biology from the University of Michigan and have completed a master's in economics concurrent to my Ph.D work at UC Santa Barbara. Previously I have participated in field projects ranging from nutrient cycling in the arctic tundra to agroecology in southern Mexico. I took a different path with my dissertation research, and am currently working with large national databases to understand patterns of pesticide use and to identify if there are consequences to low levels of pesticide exposore for human and environmental health.

Research Interests: 
agriculture, pesticides, climate change, econometrics, public health