Andrew Seidl, Ph.D. is Associate Department Head and Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University. He has been a CSU Professor of Environmental, Natural Resource and Development Economics for more than two decades. His work focuses on natural resource-based economic development in Colorado and internationally. His recent research and outreach efforts include the economics of: agricultural land preservation and land use planning, World Heritage tourism, biodiversity finance, and forest landscape restoration. Internationally, he has worked with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), focusing on sustainable development, green economy and environmental mainstreaming issues. Dr. Seidl holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida, USA.