Areas of Interest

Forestry economics and operations research. Decision-making models, economic forecasting, international forestry, development planning, ecosystems management.

Current Projects

Forest management

    • Modeling the growth of multi-age, mixed-species shortleaf forests
    • Relation between productivity and ecological diversity in forests
    • Quantifying the amenity value of forests

Forest product markets

    • Modeling the world forest sector (GFPM)
    • Econometrics of international demand and supply of forest products
    • International wood utilization accounts, and technologies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Projects Supported by Extramural Agencies

A. Projects of an international nature

Years

Description

2012-2014

Global Forest Sector Modeling Methods & Applications. USDA-Forest Service SRS

2013

Potential Impact of Planted Forests on the Global Forest Sector. FAO, Rome.

2013

Impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on the Global Forest Sector. EFICENT-OEF, Nancy.

2010-2012

Global Forest Products   Model Development, Validation, and Applications. USDA-Forest Service SRS

2008-2010

Global Forest Products Outlook. USDA-Forest Service SRS

2006 – 2009

Coordination of International and National Models. USDA-Forest Service SRS

2005-2010

Global Forest Sector Modeling and Applications. USDA-Forest Service SRS 

2005 – 2008

Global ForestSector Modeling and Applications. USDA-Forest Service SRS

2004 – 2006

Trade policies and   invasive forest species. USDA-Forest Service SRS

2005

Effects of tariff liberalization on the international trade of forest products, Seneca Creek Associates

2004

Effects of illegal logging on international forest products trade, Seneca Creek Associates

2004 – 2008

Exports and production feedback in forest sector, McIntire-Stennis

2003 – 2007

Trade liberalization and forest resources, CSRS-NRI

2000 – 2004

Economic shocks, trade liberalization and recycling, McIntire-Stennis

2002

Trade and the environment, USDA-Forest Service, Southern Station

2001

Effects of trade agreements onNew Zealand, New Zealand Research

1998 – 2000

Global timber supply models for environmental policy analysis, USDA-NRI.

1998 – 2003

Alternative projections of trade. USDA-Forest Service,Pacific Northwest Experiment Station.

1997 – 2000

Forest products trade modeling and policy analysis, McIntire-Stennis.

1995

International trade liberalization, growth of forest product industries, and impacts – on forest resources. USDA-Forest Service,Pacific Northwest Experiment Station.

1997 – 1998

Forestry products outlook analysis. FAO.

1996

Upgrading the FAO global outlook projections system. FAO.

1995

Analysis and forecasting of the impacts of GATT and NAFTA onU.S.forest products industry. USDA-NRI.

1995

Timber trends and prospects in Asia-Pacific. FAO.

1994

Economic substitution of tropical and temperate timbers. USDA-Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.

1994

Methods for long-term forecasting of forest product markets. United Na­tions-Fao,Rome,Italy.

1994

Advanced modeling of the North American pulp and paper sector, Phase II. USDA-NRI.

1993

Advanced modeling of the North American pulp and paper sector. USDA-NRI.

1993

Forest sector modeling: Training materials. World Bank.

1992

Effects of a log export ban on the forest sector of Indonesia. USDA-Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.

1991

Adapting PELPS methodology to Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

1991

Forestry sector model for Nigeria. World Bank.

1990

The role of Brazilin the world timber economy. USDA-Forest Service, For­est Products Laboratory.

1989

Evaluation of forestry statistics data bases. United Nations – FAO, Rome, Italy.

1988

Effect of tariffs in UCBT countries on the international trade of tropical tim­bers. International Tropical Timber Organization. Yokohama, Japan.

1985

Stability of demand elasticities for forest products. United Nations – FAO, Rome, Italy

1984

Computerization of pulp and paper capacity statistics. United Nations-FAO, Rome, Italy

1984

International trade of tropical logs. Centre Technique Forestier Tropical,   Paris, France

1983

Future of the US pulp and paper industry in the world market. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory Madison, Wisconsin

1983

Modeling of international trade of forest products. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

1982

Forest management systems. The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (NATO Fellowship)

1982

Econometric analysis of demand for United States forest products imports and exports. USDA-FS, Pacific Northwest Forest Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon

1981

Demand for United States forest products exports in the EEC. USDA-FS, Pacific Northwest Forest Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon

1981

Modeling of silvico-pastoral systems. Instituto Per l’Applicazione del Cal­colo, Centro Nazionale delle ricerche, Rome, Italy

1981

Long term forecasting methods for forestry sector planning in developing countries. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

1978

Forest sector development planning for Indonesia. Food and Agriculture Or­ganization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

1978

Role of labor, raw materials, energy and capital costs in the international supply of forest products. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

1977

Factors influencing United Statesforest products trade. Forest Products Lab­oratory, Forest Service, USDA, Madison, Wisconsin

1976

A system for the retrieval of analysis of international forest products statis­tics. Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service USDA, Madison, Wisconsin

1976

Economic models of paper and paperboard demand in developed and develop­ing countries. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

B. Projects of a national or regional nature

Years

Description

2006 – 2009

US Forest Products Module.  USDA-Forest Service FPL.

2003 – 2006

Managing Douglas Fir for wood quality, USDA-Forest Service, PNW station

2001 – 2006

Forest management models for small private owners, USDA-NRI   

2000 – 2004

Uneven-aged models for Douglas fir. USDA-Forest Service, PNW station.  

2000 – 2005

Analysis of capacity changes USDA Forest Service, FPL.

2000 – 2004

Macro approach to forest amenity valuation. USDA-FS, Southern Experiment Station.

1999 – 2000

The provision and value of forest amenities. USDA-FS, Southern Experiment Station.

1998 – 2002

Financial performance of uneven-aged mixed loblolly-hardwood stands, and implications for non-timber values. USDA-FS, Southern Experiment Station.

1998 – 2001

Consequences of alternative uneven-aged management for shortleaf pine. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory.

1997 – 2000

Modeling of economic and ecological management in Lake States Forests.  USDA-FS, North-Central Experiment Station.

1997

Ownership characteristics and value of non-timber products. USDA-FS, Southern Experiment Station. Raleigh

1997

Economic and ecological management in Lake States forests. USDA-FS, NC Station, Lansing.

1996

Amenity values of northern hardwood stands. USDA-FS, Southern Experi­ment Station.

1995

Economic and ecological management of uneven-aged stands. European For­est Institute.

1994 – 1998

Economics of ecosystem management in loblolly pine. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory.

1994

Trends in production capacity in the U.S. and Canadian pulp and paper indus­try. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory.

1994

Modeling carbon flow in U.S. timber products, Phase II. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory.

1994

Relationship between economic returns and biological diversity in managed forests, Phase II. USDA-FS, North Central Forest Experiment Station.

1993

Modeling carbon flow in U.S. timber products. USDA-FS, For­est Products Laboratory.

1992

Relationship between economic returns and biological diversity in managed forests. USDA-FS, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 

1991

Models of demand for wood energy. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory.

1991

Models of the demand for paper products in the United States. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory.

1991

Economics of structural diversity in northern hardwood stands. USDA-FS, North Central Forest Experiment Station.

1990

Modeling changes in production capacity for the North American pulp and paper industry. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory.

1989

Testing and improvement of a price-endogenous linear programming sys­tem for economic modeling. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory

1988

Evaluation and selection of FPL research proposals. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory

1988

Economic analysis and forecasting of changes of production capacity in the pulp and paper industry.   USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory

1987

Models of forest area changes in the United States. USDA-FS, Southern Forest Experiment Station.

1987

Effects of technological changes on wood use in the U.S. pulp and paper in­dustry. Forest Service-USDA, Forest Products Laboratory.

1987

Economic sector modeling system for microcomputers. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory

1986

Implementation of PAPYRUS model of North American paper industry. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory

1986

Optimum harvesting of uneven-aged eastern hardwood forest stands. Com­petitive Grants Program, Science and Education Administration-USDA

1985

Forecasts of forest area changes in the North Central Region. USDA-FS, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station

1985

Factors influencing timber sale receipts on National Forests and implica­tions for appraisal systems based on transaction evidence. USDA-FS, North Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minnesota

1984

Second generation model of the United States pulp and paper industry. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory Madison, Wisconsin

1983

Validation and testing of North American paper industry model. USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory Madison, Wisconsin

1983

Determinants of private timber supply. Forest Service USDA, Pacific NW Forest Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon

1982

Econometric modeling of the pulp and paper industry, (Phase III) USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory Madison, Wisconsin

1981

Econometric modeling of the pulp and paper industry (Phase II). USDA-FS, Forest Products Laboratory Madison, Wisconsin

1981

Derived demand for timber grown in Northern Minnesota National Forests. USDA-FS, North Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minnesota

1981

The potential demand for timber to be used as wood fuel in Northern Min­nesota. USDA-FS, North Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minnesota

1980

Long-term forecasting of timber demand in Northern Minnesota. USDA-FS, North Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minnesota

1980

Regional growth of the pulp and paper industry. USDA-FS, Pa­cific Northwest Forest Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon

1979

Econometric model of the United States pulp and paper industry. Forest Products Laboratory Forest Service, USDA Madison, Wisconsin

1979

Price indices for National Forest stumpage in the pacific northwest. Pacific Northwest Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service USDA, Portland, Ore­gon

1978

Regional growth of the pulp and paper industry North Central Forest Experi­ment Station Forest Service, USDA, St. Paul, Minnesota

1978

Development of price indices for pacific northwest timber species. Pacific Northwest Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, USDA, Portland, Ore­gon

1975

A computerized model of timber utilization in the United States. Forest Prod­ucts Laboratory Forest Service, USDA Madison, Wisconsin