Integrating natural and social science for conserving biodiversity and protecting human health


17 - 19 September 2021

Snow King Resort, Jackson, Wyoming, USA

Hosted by the Department of Economics of the University of Wyoming College of Business

Sponsored by the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.


Keynote Speakers

Simon Levin, Princeton University

Heidi J. Albers, University of Wyoming


The Scientific Partners of BIOECON are pleased to announce that the Twenty-Second International BIOECON Conference will be held on September 17–19, 2021 using a concurrent hybrid format: in-person at Snow King Resort, Jackson, Wyoming, USA (gateway to Grand Teton National Park) and streaming through an online virtual conference platform. BIOECON XXII will be of interest to scholars and decision-makers working on issues related to the science and economics of natural resources, the environment, and biodiversity. As a particular theme, BIOECON XXII will highlight the integration of natural science and social science, including economics, for conserving biodiversity and protecting human health.

Our keynote speakers will be

Simon Levin (Princeton University) on “Public goods, from microbes to human societies” and
Heidi J. Albers (University of Wyoming) on “Making connections: interdisciplinary research for biodiversity conservation”.

The conference will commence with a reception in the early evening of day 1. Conference sessions will begin in the morning of day 2 and conclude in the afternoon of day 3. Organized group tours of Grand Teton National Park and surrounding areas will be offered immediately before and after the conference, subject to availability.

We invite session and paper submissions to BIOECON XXII related to the main conference theme, Integrating social and natural science for conserving biodiversity and protecting human health, as well as a wider range of biodiversity, economics, and conservation topics including (but not limited to):

  • Managing protected areas for people and wildlife
  • Models and evidence of the influence of biodiversity on human health and well-being
  • Behavioral and experimental economics for natural resource management
  • Linkages between biodiversity protection and climate policy
  • Economics and ecology of seasonal migratory species conservation
  • Economic and environmental impacts of the transition to renewable energy
  • The demand for nature tourism and prospects for the outdoor recreation economy
  • Political economy of natural resource and environmental policies
  • Incentive-based policies for biodiversity protection
  • Observational and experimental methods for evaluating biodiversity protection programs
  • Market or non-market benefits and costs of the provision of ecosystem services
  • Using real-time remote sensing data for adaptive natural resource management

Additional topics of interest are listed in previous BIOECON conference announcements, which can be found here:



Session proposals and papers may be submitted no later than May 29, 2021 either online here, or by email to Only complete papers will be considered by the scientific programme committee. Please include an Abstract of 900 characters or less and Keywords with your submission. Unfortunately late papers cannot be considered. It also is possible to submit 3-4 papers together as a suggested session under one of the topics indicated above or an alternative topic. The Scientific Partners reserve the right to accept papers on an individual basis, so even if a session proposal is not successful, individual papers within the session could be accepted. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by email no later than June 15, 2021.



Selected presenters will be invited to register one presenter for the conference at the “invited presenter” rate. The invited in-person presenter rate consists of a $250 registration fee that will cover the costs of 2 nights accommodation, reception, lunches, and conference banquet. The registration fee for online presenters is $100. Additional in-person guests may be registered for $100. There is a $150 registration fee for all other in-person attendees ($200 after July 15) that will include the banquet, lunches and refreshments, but not accommodation. The registration fee for virtual attendees is $50 ($75 after July 15). Questions regarding fees, registrations, and accommodation should be sent to

Registrations will open on June 15, 2021.

Registrations for conference presenters are due by July 15, 2021.

Registration for all other participants closes on September 1, 2021.

Further details, any updates, and all other conference information will be provided on the BIOECON website at



22nd BIOECON Conference

Announcement and Call for papers

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