David Letson is professor of Marine Ecosystems & Society at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Letson has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. As an educator and researcher, he promotes economic understanding of coastal and marine resource use. Letson’s research focuses on natural resource economics, with an emphasis on the economics of extreme weather and climatic variations, the value of predictions from the geosciences, and how those predictions are interpreted and used. The over-arching theme of Letson’s research is assessment of weather and climate risk within specific economic, institutional, and technological contexts.