About Jeremy Proville

Jeremy Proville

Director, Office of the Chief Economist


Areas of expertise:

Climate change, GIS, data visualization, remote sensing, land use change, environmental markets


Jeremy Proville is a Director in the Office of the Chief Economist.He leads efforts across the organization involving the use of mapping tools, spatial analytics and data visualization. Some examples include rice nitrous oxide risk maps, the EPA standards rollback well finder, and the Fisheries Solutions Center RBM database maps.

Jeremy’s current research focuses on informing the design of effective climate policy, as well as exploring impacts of environmental externalities on vulnerable communities. He employs spatial mapping, modeling, and other analytical skills to further EDF’s research efforts in order to better understand the science behind environmental problems and their policy solutions.

Read more from Jeremy on his own website.


Prior to joining EDF, Jeremy’s work focused on applying spatial analytics techniques to explore ecological issues such as invasive species, as well as studying global trends in land use change. Jeremy conducted research at McGill University in the Departments of Biology and Geography, working mainly with Dr. Brian Leung’s group.

  • MS, Dept. of Bioresource Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, 2010
  • Diploma in Environmental Science, McGill University, 2008
  • BCom, Faculty of Management, McGill University, 2007


Spiller, B, Proville J, Roy, A. People of color hit hardest by air pollution: EPA needs to consider this in benefit-cost assessments of policies. December 10, 2021. EDF Market Forces.

Roy A, Fullmer R, Proville J, and Tee Lewis, G. Amid COVID-19, the Trump administration sets dangerous air pollution standards. What is at stake for Houstonians? May 11, 2020. EDF Health.

Spiller, E., Proville, J., Roy, A., & Muller, N. Z. (2021). Mortality Risk from PM 2.5: A Comparison of Modeling Approaches to Identify Disparities across Racial/Ethnic Groups in Policy Outcomes. Environmental health perspectives, 129(12), 127004.

Baker, J. S., Proville, J., Latané, A., Cajka, J., Aramayo, L. L., & Parkhurst, R. (2020). Additionality and Avoiding Grassland Conversion in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States. Rangeland Ecology & Management.

Kritee, K., Rudek, J., Proville, J., Adhya, T. K., Loecke, T., Nair, D., … & Hamburg, S. P. (2019). Reply to Wassmann et al.: More data at high sampling intensity from medium-and intense-intermittently flooded rice farms is crucial. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(5), 1466-1467.

K. Kritee, Drishya Nair, Daniel Zavala-Araiza, Malla Reddy, Jeremy Proville and Richie Ahuja (2019) Climate smart farming in India: A pathway to poverty alleviation, food security, and climate adaptation and mitigation. An online report with greenhouse gas flux data from rice and non-rice cropping systems from four agro-ecological regions in India. EDF White Paper.

A. Kolker et al. (2018) The Impacts of the Mississippi River and its Delta on the Oceanography, Ecology and Economy of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem. Restore the Mississippi River Delta. White Paper.

High nitrous oxide fluxes from rice indicate the need to manage water for both long- and short-term climate impacts. Kritee Kritee, Drishya Nair, Daniel Zavala-Araiza, Jeremy Proville, Joseph Rudek, Tapan K. Adhya, Terrance Loecke, Tashina Esteves, ShaliniBalireddygari, Obulapathi Dava, Karthik Ram, Abhilash S. R., MuruganMadasamy, Ramakrishna V. Dokka, Daniel Anandaraj, D. Athiyaman, MallaReddy, Richie Ahuja, Steven P. Hamburg. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Sep 2018, 201809276; DOI:10.1073/pnas.1809276115

Global risk assessment of high nitrous oxide emissions from rice production: Incorporating the discovery of high N2O fluxes under intermittent flooding. K. Kritee, Jeremy Proville, Daniel Zavala-Araiza, Joseph Rudek, Richie Ahuja, Steven Hamburg, Tapan Adhya, Terrance Loecke and Drishya Nair. EDF White Paper. Sep 2018.

Proville, J., Zavala-Araiza, D., & Wagner, G. (2017). Night-time lights: A global, long term look at links to socio-economic trends. PloS one, 12(3), e0174610.

EDF and IETA, “Doubling Down on Carbon Pricing: Laying the Foundation for Greater Ambition,” 2016.

USDA, “Conservation Innovation Grant: Demonstrating GHG Emission Reductions in California and Midsouth Rice Production [Report],” July 2015.

USDA, “Conservation Innovation Grant: Demonstrating GHG Emission Reductions in California and Midsouth Rice Production [Appendices],” July 2015

Convery, F, Wolfe, D, and Proville, J. “Fifteen Insights on the economic analytics of habitat exchange at Fort Hood, Texas”. EDF White Paper. June 2015

Baker, J. S., Latane, A., Proville, J., & Cajka, J. (2015). Additionality, GHG Offsets, and Avoiding Grassland Conversion in the Prairie Pothole Region. In 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California (No. 205802). Agricultural and Applied Economics Association & Western Agricultural Economics Association.