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Wen Hao is an Assistant Economist at Forest Research. He conducts research on a broad spectrum of forestry economics and sustainable forest management topics. This includes the financial viability of agroforestry; application of Green Finance mechanisms to trees, woods, and forests; monetary valuation of forest ecosystem services; as well as climate change mitigation cost-effectiveness of Short Rotation Forestry for bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage.

Prior to joining Forest Research in January 2022, he completed an MSc in Environmental Technology (specialising in Environmental Resource Management) at Imperial College London and a BSc (Hons) in Economics at the University of Warwick. Through these degrees, he gained practical experience in applying economic theory as well as econometric and machine learning techniques to study environmental issues. This includes research on the effectiveness of forest certification in reducing deforestation using econometric panel regressions. It also includes investigations into the spatial-temporal dynamics and drivers of Amazonian wildfires using Random Forest analysis on geospatial data.

Wen Hao Low

MSc, BSc (Hons)
Assistant Economist
Climate change

Alice Holt

Alice Holt Lodge


Surrey GU10 4LH

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