Leah Sharpe

US Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Leah Sharpe is a decision scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development. Her work at the EPA focuses on incorporating ecosystem service concepts into a variety of decision-making processes and developing tools and approaches to support doing so. Her recent work includes the development of decision tools, such as the Final Ecosystem Goods and Services Scoping Tool ( and the Ecosystem Services Tool Selection Portal (, and collaborative applications of those tools. The Scoping Tool helps users prioritize stakeholders and the ways they benefit from the environment and the Portal helps users select the most appropriate decision tool for their needs from a suite of EPA-developed tools developed over the last two decades. She is currently working on using an ecosystem services classification system as a common framework to support interoperability across new and existing tools.