Dr. Ted Tomasi has more than 30 years of experience as a natural resource economist, specializing in the valuation of natural resources and environmental changes, ecosystem services, risk management in the context of use and value of resources, and benefit–cost analysis. Before beginning his consulting career, he served on the faculties of the University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University, where he taught and conducted research on environmental policy analysis and methods for valuing natural capital. For the past 20 years, Dr. Tomasi has been a consultant to large private companies on environmental decision-making, focusing on liability management in environmental damage cases. He has provided litigation support and expert testimony on natural resource values in numerous such matters, large and small. Among Dr. Tomasi’s other projects are climate change and carbon sequestration evaluations, sustainable agriculture projects, land valuation for conservation programs, restoration program design, and net environmental benefit analysis.
Dr. Tomasi served as an advisor and economic expert for NOAA’s Damage Assessment Center and sat on expert review panels for the Type-A natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) model for both the Great Lakes and the coastal and marine environments. He has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, and is a sought-after speaker in the area of environmental damage claims.