Biao’s research aims to understand the feedback connection of coupled human-ecological systems. He works in several applied areas including fishery management, carbon policy and ecosystem services. He gained international research experiences by doing research in the U.S.A, Germany and Australia. Recent projects include examining the economic impact of Pacific cod catch quotas allocation in Alaska among different fishing sectors, evaluating the economic benefit of coastal rehabilitation, and using financial permit future market to inform climate change policy. Biao received his Ph.D from Arizona State university from the interdisciplinary program “Economics, Ecology and the Ethics of Environment” in December 2014.