Professor Koster studies the relationship between socio-ecological variation and economic decision-making. Focusing on both the production and distribution of material resources, his research elucidates the adaptive strategies that individuals use to subsist in marginal environments. Particularly interested in social dilemmas relating to divisible resources, Koster studies how individuals engage with their kinship networks to mitigate subsistence risks and maximize returns on labor. He also examines the contexts that lead people to contribute to public goods, such as the conservation of natural resources.
Bio obtained from University of Cincinnati.