Associate Professor of Anthropolgy
Grant from the National Science Foundation
Laura Zanotti, Associate Professor of Anthropology is part of a Purdue Team that recently was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. April 2017 – June 2020. “Co-producing environmental conservation and social equity: Is conditionality in Payments for Ecosystem Services a necessity or impediment?.” (PI Zhao Ma, Co-PIs: Jonathan Bauchet, Ricardo Godoy, Claudia Radel, Laura Zanotti); $399,778.
Using cash transfers to promote ecosystem services and sustainable livelihoods: What is the role of conditionality? Zanotti is part of a team of researchers led by Dr. Zhao Ma who are investigating the strong belief in the research and practitioner communities that conditionality is a core attribute of PES (Payment for Ecosystem Services) programs, dictating that payments (i.e., cash transfers) should be conditional on measurable ecological benefits or on specific management actions intended to produce desired ecological benefits.