Nazia Arbab

Dr. Nazia N. Arbab

Assistant Professor & Agribusiness/Resource Economist Specialist

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension 

Richard A. Henson Center – Suite 2137

30690 University Blvd. South

Princess Anne, MD 21853

Phone:  (410)-651-8353



Ph.D. Natural Resource Economics, West Virginia University
M.S. Applied Sociology, University of Texas at Dallas
M.Sc. Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University
B.A. Economics, University of Sindh

Research Interests

  1. Resource Economics
  2. Agriculture Economics
  3. Land use change and decision making
  4. Environmental valuation
  5. Economics of climate change and risk management
  6. Surface watershed quality

Selected Publications

  1. Economic assessment of urban ash tree management options in New Jersey
  2. ‘One size does not fit all’: a roadmap of purpose-driven mixed-method pathways for sensitivity analysis of agent-based models
  3. Assessing the potential impacts of climate and land use change on water fluxes and sediment transport in a loosely coupled system
  4. Implications of Different DEMs on Watershed Runoffs Estimations
  5. Water security assessment of current and future scenarios through an integrated modeling framework in the Neshanic River Watershed
  6. Projections of watershed pollutant loads using a spatially explicit, agent-based land use conversion model: A case study of Berkeley County, West Virginia


Dr Nazia Arbab is an Agribusiness/Resource Economist Specialist in University of Maryland Eastern Shore and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Sciences. Prior to coming to UMES, Dr Arbab was an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE) at Rutgers University. She is a resource economist and an environmental economist with a major focus on sustainable agricultural management, and natural resource management and policy. Dr Nazia Arbab is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Data in Brief Journal, and an article Editor of SAGE Open Journal. She is also a member of National Climate Change Working Group.

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