Marzieh Motallebi

Assistant Professor
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department, Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science

Office: Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology & Forest Scien
Phone: 843-546-1013
Email: MMOTALL@clemson.edu
Personal Website: https://marziehmotallebi.wixsite.com/mysite

 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Ecological Economics
Colorado State University 2011-2015

M.Sc. Agricultural Economics
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

B.S. Agricultural Economics
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

 Courses Taught

Environmental Policy, Production Economics, Mathematical Economics, Economics of Natural Resources, Development Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Macroeconomics, Public Sector Finance, Microeconomics, and Ecosystem Services Valuation Seminar.

 Profile

Professional society activity:
A Community for Ecosystem Services (ACES)
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)
Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA)
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Founding member, Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Chapter. Colorado State University

 Research Interests

I am very interested in investigating the economic and behavioral aspects of environmental issues and studying the direct and indirect impacts of environmental policies on social welfare.

 Extension and Outreach

Extension Publication:
• Clay, L., Motallebi, M., Song, B. (2020). Carbon Markets: An Alternative Income Opportunity for South Carolina Forest Landowners. Clemson Land-Grant Press. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/carbon-markets-an-alternative-income-opportunity-for-south-carolina-forest-landowners/
• Alhassan, M., Motallebi, M. Majidzadeh, H. (2020). Carbon Offsets for South Carolina Family Forest Landowners. Clemson Land-Grant Press. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/carbon-offsets-for-south-carolina-family-forest-landowners/
• Perkins, K., Clay, L., Motallebi, M. (2020). Cover Crop Education for Farmers in South Carolina. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2020. LGP 1080. http://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/cover-crop-education-for-farmers-in-south-carolina/.

Extension Workshops:
• Conducted two state-wide workshops on the “Costs and Benefits of Implementing Stormwater Management project in Coastal Counties of SC”, Aug 2019. Mt. Pleasant, SC and Myrtle Beach, SC.
• Conducted a state-wide workshop on the “Carbon Market for SC” inviting guest speakers from different entities including a carbon credit seller and a buyer at Clemson Madren Center, May 2019. See the link:
http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-announces-carbon-markets-workshop/
• Conducted a state-wide workshop on the “Conversation on Ecosystem Services Valuation and Payment for Ecosystem Services” and invited environmental policy makers and stakeholders from all over the state at Sandhill Rec, Columbia SC. in June 2018. See the link:
https://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-workshop-explores-carbon-markets-potential-profits-for-s-c-landowners/
• Conducted a state-wide workshop on the “Organic Farming in SC” invited farmers from all over the state at Pee Dee Rec, Florence SC. in March 2018.
• Conducted a state-wide workshop on the “Carbon Market for SC” inviting guest speakers from different entities including a carbon credit seller and a buyer at Sandhill REC. Columbia, SC in May 2018.
• Conducted a state-wide workshop on the “Carbon Market for SC” inviting guest speakers from different entities including a carbon credit seller and a buyer at Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science in Sep 2017.
• Co-conducted an educational workshop on the “Carbon Market for SC” in the SC Tree Farm meeting in Sep 2017.
• Co-conducted a workshop on the “Business of Recycling in SC” in June 2016 collaborating with the Coastal Training Program Coordinator in University of South Carolina.

Extension/Outreach/Research Products:
• Congaree Biosphere Region Conservation Planning (a systematic spatial conservation prioritization) website:
https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/0335dff5ab164c93824ea67a5b75595c
• Design an app on SC residents’ willingness to pay for different SC organic products. the link: https://bit.ly/33UWgpP

Extension Webinars:
• The Value of Stormwater Ponds. May 7th, 2020. Materials found: https://drive.google.com/u/0/uc?id=1VCfkJxeyrXPVL3C-HGdWZU_Iv_1PRk6F&export=download
• Congaree-Wateree Draft Conservation Plan. May 20th, 2020.

Extension Tools
• Develop a participatory tool for the SC Association of Stormwater Managers (SCASM). See link: https://clemson.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=5edfc174e5dc4cc08430b3a2df25e8a5
• Develop a Conversation on Ecosystem Services Valuation and Payment for Ecosystem Services platform. see link: https://clemson.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/preview/SV_8D2XH5VK6KoeOFL?Q_CHL=preview

Extension Videos:
• This Earth is our only Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvXZMclVFh4
• The Importance of Ecosystem Services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_FQ2cpHNGw

 Publications

Journal Articles:
Ureta, J., Motallebi, M., Scaroni, A.E., Lovelace, S., Ureta, J.C. (2021). Understanding the Public Behavior in Adopting Green Stormwater Infrastructure. Sustainable Cities and Society 69 (2021) 102815.

Richards, S., Motallebi, M. (2021). New Survey Shows COVID-19 Impacts on South Carolina Oyster Farmers and Offers Hope for a Faster Recovery. Journal of Agriculture, Food System, and Community Development, 10(2), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2021.102.016.

Ureta, J.C., Motallebi, M., Baldwin, R., Dickes, L., Ureta, J., Clay, L. (2020). Understanding Residents’ Knowledge, Awareness, and Perception of Conservation Programs in South Carolina. Journal of South Carolina Water Resources. Accepted.

Ureta, J.C., Clay, L., Motallebi, M., Ureta, J. (2020). Quantifying the Landscape’s Ecological Benefits—An Analysis of the Effect of Land Cover Change on Ecosystem Services. Land 2021, 10, 21. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10010021

Ureta, JC., Vassalos, M., Motallebi, M., Baldwin, R. Ureta, J. (2020). Using Stakeholders' Preference on Ecosystem and Ecosystem Services for Strategic Conservation Planning. Heliyon Journal. Heliyon 6 (12) e05827. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e05827.

Clay, L., Perkins, K., Motallebi, M., Plastina, A., Singh Farmaha, B. (2020). The Perceived Benefits, Challenges, and Environmental Effects of Cover Crop Implementation in South Carolina. Journal of Agriculture,10, 372; doi:10.3390/agriculture10090372.

Ureta, JC., Zurqani, H.A., Post, C., Ureta, J., Motallebi, M. (2020). Application of Nonhydraulic Delineation Method of Flood Hazard Areas Using LiDAR-Based Data. Geosciences 2020, 10, 338; doi:10.3390/geosciences10090338.

Clay, L. Perkins, K., Motallebi, M., Plastina, A., Farmaha, B.S. (2020). The Perceived Benefits, Challenges, and Environmental Effects of Cover Crop Implementation in South Carolina. Agriculture, 10(9), 372; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10090372.

Clay, L., Motallebi, M., Song, B. (2019). An Analysis of Common Forest Management Practices for Carbon Sequestration in South Carolina. Forests 10(11):949. DOI: 10.3390/f10110949

Hawkins, B., Vassalos, M., Motallebi, M. (2019). Factors Influencing Consumers Familiarity with State Branded Programs: A Case Study for South Carolina. Journal of Food Distribution Research 50 (2). https://www.fdrsinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/JFDR_50.2_4_Vassalos.pdf

Alhassan, M., Motallebi, M., Song, B. (2019). South Carolina forestland owners’ willingness to accept compensations for carbon sequestration. Forest Ecosystems 6 (1), 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40663-019-0175-1

Alhassan, M., Motallebi, M. (2019). Evaluating Myopic Loss Aversion of Forestland Owners. Forests 10 (2), 91. https://doi.org/10.3390/f10020091

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D., Tasdighi, A., Arabi, M., Osmond, D., Boone, R. (2018). Impact of Relative Demand for Ecosystem Services on stacking ecosystem credits. Ecosystem Services: 29, pp: 137-144.

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D., Tasdighi, A., Arabi, M., Osmond, D. (2017). An economic inquisition of water quality trading programs, with a case study of Jordan Lake, NC. Journal of Environmental Management: 193, pp: 483-490: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.02.039

O'Connell, C.; Motallebi, M; Osmond, D.L.; Hoag, D. (2017). Trading on Risk: The moral logics and economic reasoning of North Carolina farmers in water quality trading markets. Economic Anthropology: 4(2),pp: 225-238. DOI: 10.1002/sea2.12090.

Hoag, D., Arabi, M., Osmond, D., Ribaudo, M., Motallebi, M., Tasdighi, A. (2017). Policy utopias for nutrient credit trading programs with non-point sources. Journal of the American Water Resource Association: 53(3), pp: 514-520. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12532.

Motallebi, M., O'Connell, C., Hoag, D., Osmond, D. (2016). Role of conservation adoption premiums on participation in water quality trading programs. Water Journal, 8 (245). doi:10.3390/w8060245

Ghorbani, M., Motallebi, M. (2009). The Study on Shadow Price of Greenhouse Gases Emission in Iran: Case of Dairy Farms. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 3(4): 466-475.

Ghorbani, M., Koocheki, A.R., Motallebi, M. (2008). Estimating Greenhouse Gases Emission and the Most Important Factors. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(23): 4468-4471.

Ghorbani, M., Motallebi, M. (2009). Application of the Pesaran and Shin Method for Estimating Iran's Import Demand Function. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(6): 1175-1179.

Peer reviewed proceedings and abstracts:
Clay, L., Motallebi, M. (2019). South Carolina Forests Potential to Contribute to the California Carbon Market. Celebrating Progress, Possibilities, and Partnerships: Proceedings of the 2019 Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Science Stakeholder Meeting. November 19–21, 2019. Knoxville, Tennessee.

Motallebi, M., Tasdighi, A., Hoag, D., Arabi, M. (2016). Role of Weather on Design of a Water Quality Trading Program Baseline: A Case Study of the Jordan Lake Watershed, North Carolina. Selected Paper prepared for Presentation at the 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Motallebi, M., Tasdighi, A., Hoag, D.L. Arabi, M., and D.L. Osmond. (2016). Conditions for a Successful Water Quality Trading Program: Case Study Jordan Lake, North Carolina. Oral presentation at the 36th Annual American Geophysical Union, Hydrology Days. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Osmond, D., Arabi, M., O'Connell, C., Hoag, D.,Line, D., Motallebi, M., Tasdighi, A. 2016. Integrated research - water quality, sociological, economic, and modeling - in a regulated watershed: Jordan Lake, NC. In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical Report SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 1 p.

Motallebi, M., Tasdighi, A., Hoag, D., Arabi, Osmond, D., M., O'Connell, C. (2015). A Potential of Water Quality Trading of Jordan Lake Watershed, NC. Poster presentation at the 35th Annual American Geophysical Union, Hydrology Days. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D., Arabi, M., O'Connell, C. (2014). Calculating Premium of Water Quality Trading, Jordan Lake, NC. Presented at the 34th Annual American Geophysical Union, Hydrology Days. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D., O'Connell, C., Osmond, D. (2014). Innovation Premium of Water Quality Trading for Jordan Lake, NC. Presented as a poster at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D. (2014). An Economic Inquisition of When Water Quality Trading Works. Presented at the Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) Meeting. Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 Links

SC NRCS Awards
Carbon Offsets for South Carolina Family Forest Landowners
South Carolina Coastal Information Network (SCCIN)
Biosphere Region Conservation Planning (a systematic spatial conservation prioritization)
SC residents’ willingness to pay for different SC organic products