Dr. Doug Bruggeman, Founder
Dr. Bruggeman received his Ph.D. at Michigan State University specializing in Ecological Economics. He founded Ecological Services and Markets, an Asheville-based consulting firm, in 2009 to better value natural assets to support sustainable economies. This involves building both simple and complex models and using advanced computational tools such as Machine Learning. Dr. Bruggeman's work has centered on developing market-based strategies for mitigating the effects of habitat loss and adapting to climate change. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Environmental Banking Association. Prior to completing his PhD, he worked as an Ecotoxicologist supporting Superfund and Brownfield re-development. Dr. Bruggeman is also a licensed realtor with National Land Realty.