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Sian Mooney

Sian Mooney
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Dean and Professor, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Sian.Mooney@asu.edu
602-543-1031

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Arizona State University, West campus
PO Box 37100
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100

Dr. Siân Mooney is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and Professor at Arizona State University (ASU). Within this role she is responsible for faculty development, oversees the promotion and tenure process at the college level and supports faculty in activities related to their research and external funding activities. Prior to coming to ASU, she was Executive Director of Integrated Programs, within the Division of Research and Economic Development and Professor of Economics, within the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. There she launched a university wide program of Vertically Integrated Projects that develop strong ties between teaching and research and better prepare students for the workplace. This program received funding from the Helmsley Charitable Trust. In addition she worked with the Provost to create a new College of Innovation and Design.

She spent three years in Washington, DC as Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she managed a portfolio of awards representing an investment of approximately $140 million. These large, multidisciplinary projects spanned multiple areas of science with several objectives including advancement of research and education, workforce development, capacity building and diversity. This position provided opportunities to work closely with awardees on program compliance, reporting, budget and strategic planning. She built strong coalitions across the NSF directorates as a result of activities to develop joint solicitations and represented the NSF on two interagency committees of the US Global Change Research Program.

Dr. Mooney is accomplished within the areas of research, teaching and service. She was a lead scientist on a $15 million award addressing water and climate change, with responsibility for budget, compliance, reporting and accountability as well as research direction and progress. Her research has focused on topics including the design of economic incentives and contracts for carbon sequestration, drought management, endangered species protection, and erosion control and water quality protection in sub-Saharan Africa. Lately, she is examining the incentives that scientists face to address complex problems as part of multidisciplinary teams and the role of science information in decision making; publishing on this topic in Nature Climate Change. She has received funding from NSF, US Aid for International Development, Department of Energy, US Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency, among other sources.

She has participated in programs spanning agricultural economics, economics and executive education. Dr. Mooney is an editor for the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics; and held many leadership positions such as, member of the board for the Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics, the C-FARE Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change as well as governor’s advisory positions. She is an enthusiastic mentor and recently participated in the program supported by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. She has held positions at Montana State University, University of Wyoming, NSF, BSU and ASU. She received a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University, a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management from the University of Manitoba, Canada and a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agricultural Economics from the University College of Wales-Aberystwyth.

PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 1998

MSc, Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, University of Manitoba, 1990

BSc (with honors), Agricultural Economics, University College of Wales-Aberystwyth, 1987

Journal Articles

2014

Weaver, C. P., S. Mooney, D. Allen, N. Beller-Simms, T. Fish, A. E. Grambsch, W. Hohenstein, K. L. Jacobs, M. A. Kenney, M. A. Lane, L. Langner, E. Larson, D. L. McGinnis, R. H. Moss, L. G. Nichols, C. Nierenberg, E. A. Seylier, P. C. Stern and R. Winthrop. 2014. From global change science to action with social sciences. Nature Climate Change 4:656-659. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2319. (link )

2013

Mooney, S., D. Young, K. Cobourn and S. Islam. 2013. Multidisciplinary research: Implications for agricultural and applied economists. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 45(2):187-202. (link )

2012

Elbakidze, L., X. Shen, G. Taylor and S. Mooney. 2012. Spatiotemporal analysis of prior appropriations water calls. Water Resources Research 48(6):W00L07. DOI: 10.1029/2011WR010609. (link )

2010

Chatterjee, A., S. Mooney and G. F. Vance. 2010. Comparisons of carbon pools and economic profitability for managed ponderosa pine stands in Wyoming, USA. Journal of Forestry Research 21(4):482-486. DOI: 10.1007/s11676-010-0102-3. (link )

Ritten, J. P., W. M. Frasier, C. T. Bastian, S. Paisley, M. A. Smith and S. Mooney. 2010. A multi-period analysis of two common livestock management strategies given fluctuating precipitation and variable prices. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 42(2):177-191. (link )

2009

Bastian, C. T., P. Ponnamaneni, S. Mooney, J. P. Ritten, W. M. Frasier, S. Paisley, M. A. Smith and W. J. Umberger. 2009. Range livestock strategies given extended drought and different price cycles. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 72(1):153-163. (link )

Williams, J., S. Mooney and J. M. Peterson. 2009. What is the carbon market: Is there a final answer?. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 64(1):27A-35A. DOI: 10.2489/jswc.64.1.27A. (link )

2007

Mooney, S., K. Gerow, J. Antle, S. Capalbo and K. Paustian. 2007. Reducing starndard errors by incorporating spatial autocorrelation into a measurement scheme for soil carbon credits. Climatic Change 80(1):55-72. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-006-9142-2. (link )

2006

Bastian, C. T., S. Mooney, A. M. Nagler, J. P. Hewlett, S. I. Paisley, M. A. Smith, W. M. Frasier and W. J. Umberger. 2006. Ranchers diverse in their drought management strategies. Western Economic Forum 5(2):1-8. (link )

2005

Mooney, S., J. M. Antle, S. Capalbo and K. Paustian. 2005. Design and costs of a measurement protocol for trades in soil carbon credits. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 52(3):257-287. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7976.2004.tb00370.x. (link )

Williams, J. R., J. M. Peterson and S. Mooney. 2005. The value of carbon credits: Is there an answer?. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 2(36A-40A):. (link )

2004

Campbell, S., S. Mooney, J. P. Hewlett, D. J. Menkhaus and G. F. Vance. 2004. Can ranchers slow climate change?. Rangelands 25(4):16-22. DOI: 10.2111/1551-501X(2004)026[0016:CRSCC]2.0.CO;2. (link )

Capalbo, S., J. M. Antle, S. Mooney and K. Paustian. 2004. Sensitivity of carbon sequestration costs to economic and biological uncertainties. Environmental Management 33(Supple. 1):S238-S251. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-003-9134-1. (link )

Mooney, S., J. M. Antle, S. Capalbo and K. Paustian. 2004. Influence of project scale and carbon variability on the costs of measuring soil carbon credits. Environmental Management 33(Supple. 1):S252-S263. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-003-9135-0. (link )

2003

Antle, J., S. Capalbo, S. Mooney, E. Elliott and K. Paustian. 2003. Spatial heterogeneity, contract design, and the efficiency of carbon sequestration policies for agriculture. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 46(2):231-250. DOI: 10.1016/S0095-0696(02)00038-4. (link )

Mooney, S. and D. Gerard. 2003. Using environmental bonds to regulate the risks of GM crops: Problems and prospects. Enviromental Biosafety Research 2(1):25-32. DOI: 1051/ebr:2003002. (link )

2002

Antle, J. M., S. M. Capalbo, S. Mooney, E. T. Elliott and K. H. Paustian. 2002. A comparative examination of the efficiency of sequestering carbon in US agricultural soils. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 17(3):109-115. DOI: 10.1079/AJAA20018. (link )

Antle, J. M., S. Capalbo, S. Mooney, E. Elliott and K. Paustian. 2002. Sensitivity of carbon sequestration costs to soil carbon rates. Environmental Pollution 116(3):413-422. DOI: 10.1016/S0269-7491(01)00218-4. (link )

2001

Antle, J. M., S. M. Capalbo, E. T. Elliott, H. W. Hunt, S. Mooney and K. H. Paustian. 2001. Research needs for understanding and predicting the behavior of managed ecosystems: Lessons from the study of agroecosystems. Ecosystems 4(8):723-735. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-001-0041-0. (link )

Antle, J. M., S. Capalbo, S. Mooney, E. Elliott and K. Paustian. 2001. Economic analysis of agricultural soil carbon sequestration: An integrated assessment approach. Journal of Agircultural and Resource Economics 26(7):344-367. (link )

Mooney, S. and L. M. Eisgruber. 2001. The influence of riparian protection measures on residential property values: The case of the Oregon plan for salmon and watersheds. The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 22(2):273-286. DOI: 10.1023/A:1007899716050. (link )

1999

Mooney, S. and K. K. Klein. 1999. Environmental concerns and risks of genetically modified crops: Economic contributions to the debate. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 47(4):437-444. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7976.1999.tb00441.x. (link )

1992

Kerr, W. A., B. D. Boutin, A. S. Kwaczek and S. Mooney. 1992. Nuclear accidents, impact assessment, and disaster administration: Post-Chernobyl insights for agriculture in Canada. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 12(4):387-400. DOI: 10.1016/0195-9255(92)90028-V. (link )

1990

Kwaczek, A. S., W. A. Kerr and S. Mooney. 1990. Chernobyl: Lessons in nuclear liability. Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy 5(2):21-27.

Mooney, S. and L. M. Arthur. 1990. The impacts of climate change on agriculture in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 38(4):685-694. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7976.1990.tb03503.x. (link )

1989

Kerr, W. A., A. S. Kwaczek and S. Mooney. 1989. Disaster policy and nuclear liability: Insights from post-Chernobyl-agriculture in the United Kingdom. Environmental Management 13(5):521-527. DOI: 10.1007/BF01874957. (link )

Mooney, S. and W. A. Kerr. 1989. A post-Chernobyl grazing economy — North Wales in the second year and beyond. Rangelands 11(4):161-164. (link )

1988

Kerr, W. A. and S. Mooney. 1988. A system disrupted — the grazing economiy of North Wales in the wake of Chernobyl. Agricultural Systems 28(1):13-27. DOI: 10.1016/0308-521X(88)90018-2. (link )

Kerr, W. A. and S. Mooney. 1988. Nuclear accidents and rangelands: The effect of Chernobyl on the grazing economy of North Wales. Rangelands 10(1):6-9. (link )

Books

2007

Kimble, J. M., C. W. Rice, D. Reed, S. Mooney, R. F. Follett and R. Lal eds. 2007. Soil Carbon Management: Economic, Environmental and Societal Benefits. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 978-1420044072.

Book Chapters

2007

Kimble, J. M., C. W. Rice, D. Reed, S. Mooney, R. F. Follett and R. Lal. 2007. Soil carbon management: Economic, environmental and societal benefts. Pp. 3-12 In: Kimble, J. M., C. W. Rice, D. Reed, S. Mooney, R. F. Follett and R. Lal eds., Soil Carbon Management: Economic, Environmental and Societal Benefits. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 978-1420044072.

Mooney, S. and J. Williams. 2007. Private and public values from soil carbon management. Pp. 67-98 In: Kimble, J. M., C. W. Rice, D. Reed, S. Mooney, R. F. Follett and R. Lal eds., Soil Carbon Management: Economic, Environmental and Societal Benefits. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 978-1420044072.

2002

Antle, J. M. and S. Mooney. 2002. Designing efficient policies for agricultural soil carbon sequestration. Pp. 323-336 In: Kimble, J. M., R. Lal and R. F. Follett eds., Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 978-1566705813.

Marks, L. A., S. Mooney and N. Kalaitzandonakes. 2002. Quantifying scientific risk communications of agrobiotechnology. Pp. Chapter 18 In: Santaniello, V., R. E. Evenson and D. Zilberman eds., Market Development for Genetically Modified Foods. CABI. ISBN: 978-0851995731.