Carl Ureta

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: 272E Lehotsky Hall
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 Educational Background

Ph.D. Forest Resources
Clemson University 2021

M.Sc. Environmental Science
University of the Philippines 2013

B.S. Economics
University of the Philippines 2008

 Research Interests

My research interest is in Environmental Markets such as Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme; market and non-market valuation of Ecosystem Services; Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital Accounting; and natural resource spatial analyses of ecosystem services for spatial optimization modeling.


JC Ureta, L Abueg, A Inocencio. 2021. Towards Establishment of a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) in Protected Areas: The Case of Mounts Banahaw and San Cristobal in Quezon Province, Philippines. DLSU Business & Economics Review 31 (1).

J. Carl Ureta, Lucas Clay, Marzieh Motallebi, Joan Ureta. 2021. Quantifying the Landscape’s Ecological Benefits: An Analysis of the Effect of Land Cover Change on Ecosystem Services. Land 2021, 10 (1), 21.

J. Carl Ureta, Marzieh Motallebi, Robert Baldwin, Lori Dickes, Joan Ureta, Lucas Clay. 2020. Understanding residents’ knowledge, awareness, and perception of conservation programs in South Carolina. Journal of South Carolina Water Resources, Volume 7, Issue 1, 45-65, 2020.

J. Carl Ureta, Michael Vassalos, Marzieh Motallebi, Robert Baldwin, Joan Ureta. 2020. Using stakeholders’ preference for ecosystem and ecosystem services as an economic basis underlying strategic conservation planning. Heliyon December 2020, Vol 6, Issue 12, e05827.

J. Carl Ureta, Hamdi A. Zurqani, Christopher J. Post, Joan Ureta, Marzieh Motallebi. 2020. Application of Nonhydraulic Delineation Method of Flood Hazard Areas Using LiDAR-Based Data. Geosciences 2020, 10, 338.

JC Ureta, RD Lasco, AJU Sajise, MM Calderon. 2016. A Ridge-to-Reef Ecosystem-Based Valuation Approach to Biodiversity Conservation in Layawan Watershed, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Journal of Environmental Science and Management; Vol 19, No. 2.

JC Ureta, RD Lasco, AJU Sajise, MM Calderon. 2014. Oroquieta City Household’s Willingness to Pay for Coastal Biodiversity Conservation. Journal of Sustainable Development; Vol 7, No. 5. Canadian Center for Sustainable Development.

Joan Ureta, Marzieh Motallebi, Michael Vassalos, Mustapha Alhassan, J. Carl Ureta. 2021. Valuing stakeholder preferences for environmental benefits of stormwater ponds: Evidence from choice experiment. Journal of Environmental Management; Vol 293, 112828.

Joan Ureta, Marzieh Motallebi, Amy E. Scaroni, Susan Lovelace, J. Carl Ureta. 2021. Understanding the Public’s Behavior in Adopting Green Stormwater Infrastructure. Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society; Vol 69, 102815.

RS Clemente, AL Fajardo, VG Ballaran Jr, JCP Ureta. 2020. Revitalizing Philippine Irrigation: A Systems and Governance Assessment for the 21st Century. National irrigation systems. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

RS Clemente, AL Fajardo, VG Ballaran Jr, JCP Ureta. 2019. Evaluation of national irrigation systems in the Philippines. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

Joan Cecilia Casila, Maurice Duka, Rosa De Los Reyes, Julie Carl Ureta. 2019. Potential of the Molawin creek for micro hydropower generation: An assessment. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments; Vol 32.

Moises Neil Seriño, Julie Carl Ureta, Jayson Baldesco, Karl John Galvez, Canesio Predo, and Eunice Kenee Seriño. 2017. Valuing the protection service provided by mangroves in typhoon-hit areas in the Philippines. EEPSEA Research Report No. 2017-RR19.