- Affiliate Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
- Emeritus Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
Charles Perrings is co-director of School of Life Sciences Ecoservices Group—a group researching the interactions between society and the biophysical environment.
He has three main research interests. First, he studies the anthropogenic causes of biodiversity change, and the consequences it has for health, food supply and other ecosystem services. Second, he researches the effects of globalization on the dispersal of pests and diseases. Third, he investigates the role of science in international environmental policy.
Professor Perrings has served with DIVERSITAS, and the U.S. Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology working group on biodiversity and ecosystem services; and he represented theInternational Council of Science in international efforts to establish the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. He has published 13 books and around 200 scientific papers.
- Henry Chapman Fellow, University of London, 1982
- PhD, Economic History, University of London, 1976
- BA, University of London, 1973
Wu, T., C. Perrings, C. Shang, J. P. Collins, P. Daszak, A. Kinzig and B. A. Minteer. 2020. Protection of wetlands as a strategy for reducing the spread of avian influenza from migratory waterfowl. Ambio 49:939-949. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-019-01238-2. (link )
Morin, B., A. P. Kinzig, S. A. Levin and C. K. Perrings. 2018. Economic incentives in the socially optimal management of infectious disease: When R0 is not enough. EcoHealth 15(2):274-289. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-017-1270-9. (link )
Shanafelt, D. W., J. Clobert, E. P. Fenichel, M. E. Hochberg, A. Kinzig, M. Loreau, P. A. Marquet and C. Perrings. 2018. Species dispersal and biodiversity in human-dominated metacommunities. Journal of Theoretical Biology 457(Nov):199-210. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2018.08.041. (link )
Huang, B., J. K. Abbott, E. P. Fenichel, R. Muneepeerakul, C. Perrings and L. Gerber. 2017. Testing the feasibility of a hypothetical whaling-conservation permit market in Norway. Conservation Biology 31(4):809-817. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12916. (link )
Wu, T., C. Perrings, A. Kinzig, J. P. Collins, B. A. Minteer and P. Daszak. 2017. Economic growth, urbanization, globalization, and the risks of emerging infectious diseases in China: A review. Ambio 46(1):18-29. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-016-0809-2. (link )
Yoo, J. and C. Perrings. 2017. Modeling the short-run costs of changes in water availability in a desert city: A modified input-output approach. International Review of Applied Economics 31(4):549-564. DOI: 10.1080/02692171.2016.1271977. (link )
Morin, B. R., C. Perrings, A. Kinzig and S. Levin. 2015. The social benefits of private infectious disease-risk mitigation. Theoretical Ecology 8(4):467-479. DOI: 10.1007/s12080-015-0262-z. (link )
Simonit, S., J. P. Connors, J. Yoo, A. Kinzig and C. Perrings. 2015. The impact of forest thinning on the reliability of water supply in central Arizona. PLOS One 10(4):e0121596. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121596. (link )
Morin, B. R., C. Perrings, S. Levin and A. Kinzig. 2014. Disease risk mitigation: The equivalence of two selective mixing strategies on aggregate contact patterns and resulting epidemic spread. Journal of Theoretical Biology 363(Dec):262-270. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.07.037. (link )
Perrings, C., C. Castillo-Chavez, G. Chowell, P. Daszak, E. P. Fenichel, D. Finnoff, R. D. Horan, A. M. Kilpatrick, A. P. Kinzig, N. V. Kuminoff, S. Levin, B. Morin, K. F. Smith and M. Springborn. 2014. Merging economics and epidemiology to improve the prediction and management of infectious disease. EcoHealth 11(4):464-475. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-014-0963-6. (link )
Perrings, C., A. Kinzig and G. Halkos. 2014. Sustainable development in an N-rich, N-poor world. Ambio 43(7):891-905. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-013-0488-1. (link )
Yoo, J., S. Simonit, J. P. Connors, A. P. Kinzig and C. Perrings. 2014. The valuation of off-site ecosystem service flows: Deforestation, erosion and the amenity value of lakes in Prescott, Arizona. Ecological Economics 97(Jan):74-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.11.001. (link )
Yoo, J., S. Simonit, A. P. Kinzig and C. K. Perrings. 2014. Estimating the price elasticity of residential water demand: The case of Phoenix, Arizona. Appled Economic Perspectives and Policy 36(2):333-350. DOI: 10.1093/aepp/ppt054. (link )
Larson, E. K. and C. K. Perrings. 2013. The value of water-related amenities in an arid city: The case of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Landscape and Urban Planning 109(1):45-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.10.008. (link )
Maliszewski, P., E. K. Larson and C. K. Perrings. 2013. Valuing the reliability of electrical power infrastructure: A two-stage hedonic approach. Urban Studies 50(1):72-87. DOI: 10.1177/0042098012450482. (link )
Yoo, J., S. Simonit, J. P. Connors, P. J. Maliszewski, A. P. Kinzig and C. Perrings. 2013. The value of agricultural water rights in agricultural properties in the path of development. Ecological Economics 91(Jul):57-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.03.024. (link )
Cardinale, B. J., J. E. Duffy, A. Gonzalez, D. U. Hooper, C. Perrings, P. Venail, A. Narwani, G. M. Mace, D. Tilman, D. A. Wardle, A. P. Kinzig, G. C. Daily, M. Loreau, J. B. Grace, A. Larigauderie, D. S. Srivastava and S. Naeem. 2012. Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity. Nature 486(Jun):59-67. DOI: 10.1038/nature11148. (link )
Maliszewski, P. J., E. K. Larson and C. K. Perrings. 2012. Environmental determinants of unscheduled residential outages in the electrical power distribution of Phoenix, Arizona. Reliability Engineering & System Safety 99:161-171. (link )
Kinzig, A. P., C. K. Perrings, F. S. Chapin III, S. Polasky, V. K. Smith, D. Tilman and B. L. Turner II. 2011. Paying for ecosystem services—promise and peril. Science 334:603-604. DOI: 10.1126/science.1210297. (link )
Perrings, C., S. Naeem, F. S. Ahrestani, D. E. Bunker, P. Burkill, G. Canziani, T. Elmqvist, J. A. Fuhrman, F. M. Jaksic, Z. Kawabata, A. Kinzig, G. M. Mace, H. A. Mooney, A. Prieur-Richard, J. Tschirhart and W. Weisser. 2011. Ecosystem services, targets, and indicators for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9(9):512-520. DOI: 10.1890/100212. (link )
Brock, W., A. Kinzig and C. Perrings. 2010. Modeling the economics of biodiversity and environmental heterogeneity. Environmental and Resource Economics 46:43-58. DOI: 10.1007/s10640-009-9333-1. (link )
Perrings, C., S. Naeem, F. Ahrestani, D. E. Bunker, P. Burkill, G. Canziani, T. Elmqvist, R. Ferrati, F. Jaksic, Z. Kawabata, A. Kinzig, G. Mace, F. Milano, H. Mooney, A. Prieur-Richard, J. Tschirhart and W. Weisser. 2010. Ecosystem services for 2020. Science 330(6002):323-324. DOI: 10.1126/science.1196431. (link )
Naeem, S., D. E. Bunker, A. Hector, M. Loreau and C. Perrings eds. 2009. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, & Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-0199547968.
Perrings, C. K. and A. P. Kinzig. 2018. Chapter 2 - Ecology and economics in the science of anthropogenic biosphere change. Pp. 61-84 In: Dasgupta, P., S. K. Pattanayak and V. K. Smith eds., Handbook of Environmental Economics. Vol 4. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/bs.hesenv.2018.03.002. (link )
Kinzig, A. P. and C. K. Perrings. 2014. Consumption, stability, and sustainability in social-ecological systems. Pp. 97-116 In: Southerton, D. and A. Ulph eds., Consumption: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives in Honour of Professor Sir Patha Dasgupta. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-0199679355.
Dasgupta, P., A. P. Kinzig and C. K. Perrings. 2013. The value of biodiversity. Pp. 167-169 In: Levin, S. A. ed., The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd Edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780123847195.
Perrings, C. 2011. Invasive economics. Pp. 375-378 In: Simberloff, D. and M. Rejmanek eds., Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions. University of California Press. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. ISBN: 978-0520264212.
Perrings, C., E. Fenichel and A. Kinzig. 2010. Globalization and invasive alien species: Trade, pests, and pathogens. Pp. 42-55 In: Perrings, C., H. A. Mooney and M. Williamson eds., Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-0199560165.
Barbier, E. B., S. Baumgartner, K. Chopra, C. Costello, A. Duraiappah, R. Hassan, A. P. Kinzig, M. Lehman, U. Pascual, S. Polasky and C. Perrings. 2009. The valuation of ecosystem services. Pp. 249-262 In: Naeem, S., D. E. Bunker, A. Hector, M. Loreau and C. Perrings eds., Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, & Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199547968.
Brock, W. A., D. Finnoff, A. P. Kinzig, U. Pascual, C. Perrings, J. Tschirhart and A. Xepapadeas. 2009. Modelling biodiversity and ecosystem services in coupled ecological-economic systems. Pp. 263-178 In: Naeem, S., D. E. Bunker, A. Hector, M. Loreau and C. Perrings eds., Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functiioning, & Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-0199547968.
Perrings, C., S. Baumgartner, W. A. Brock, K. Chopra, M. Conte, C. Costello, A. Duraiappah, A. P. Kinzig, U. Pascual, S. Polasky, J. Tschirhart and A. Xepapadeas. 2009. The economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Pp. 230-247 In: Naeem, S., D. E. Bunker, A. Hector, M. Loreau and C. Perrings eds., Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, & Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-0199547968.
Larson, E. K. and C. K. Perrings. 2008. Valuing the environment in metropolitan Phoenix. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )
Kapoor, M. L., A. P. Kinzig and C. K. Perrings. 2007. The CAP LTER ecosystem services assessment: Preliminary findings and next steps. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )
Kapoor, M. L., A. P. Kinzig and C. K. Perrings. 2006. The CAP LTER ecosystem services assessment: An interdisciplinary pilot study. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )
Redman, C. L., C. K. Perrings, L. Murphy, B. L. Shears and L. H. Kuby. 2006. School of Sustainability: A new approach to education. Poster presented at the September 20-23 LTER All Scientist Meeting, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO.
Larson, E. K. and C. K. Perrings. 2008. Valuing the environment in metropolitan Phoenix: A hedonic pricing approach. Presentation at the February 1 meeting of Graduates in Earth, Life and Social Science Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe.
Perrings, C. K. 2007. Sustainability in coupled social-ecological systems: Integrating ecological and economic science for the management of global change. San Jose McEnery Conference Center. Presentation at the August 6-10, 2007 Ecological Restoration in a Changing World at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America held with the Society for Ecological Restoration 18th International Conference, San Jose, CA.
Perrings, C. K., E. K. Larson and P. J. Maliszewski. 2011. Valuing the resilience of the electrical power infrastructure. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Power Systems Conference and Exposition IEEE/PES, 20-23 March 2011, Phoenix, AZ. (link )