OSU faculty members are dedicated to research and analysis related to the challenges and opportunities, economic, legal and policy-oriented, arising from susbsurface energy projects. Their analyses will serve as the most informative sources for guidance in policy changes.

Sathya Gopalakrishnan is an assistant professor in agriculture, environmental, and development economics. Her areas of concern are non-market valuation, bioeconomics, and coupled models of human-natural systems, particularly focusing on coastal systems. Contact: gopalakrishnan.27@osu.edu

Tim Haab is chair of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. He is currently advising the state of Florida on pollution damages resulting from BP's spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Contact: haab.1@osu.edu

Peggy Hall, director of the Agricultural and Rural Law Program, focuses on civil liability for agriculture; rural zoning law; legal issues for animal agriculture; farmland protection; water and drainage law; and legal issues at the rural-urban fringe. Contact: hall.673@osu.edu

H. Allen Klaiber, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, focuses his research on understanding the economic drivers and impacts of rural/urban development and land use change with a particular interest in understanding how these changes impact the environment and people's perceptions of those impacts. Currently he is involved in a USDA funded study of regional water issues related to Marcellus Shale drilling activity. Contact: klaiber.16@osu.edu

Anne Willow, assistant professor of anthropology, is an environmental anthropologist who conducts ethnographic research concerning how individuals and communities experience and respond to resource extractive industry. She has worked with First Nations communities in Canada's boreal forest and among citizens impacted by shale energy extraction in Ohio. Contact: willow.1@osu.edu