Craig Johnston is an Assistant Professor of Forest Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an Affiliate Faculty member with the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics and the Nelson Institute: Center for Climatic Research. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Researcher with the Resource Economics and Policy Analysis Group at the University of Victoria and an Associate Editor with Forest Science.
Dr. Johnston’s interdisciplinary research investigates the relationship between forest management and its potential for mitigating climate change. He examines theoretical foundations and different techniques for modeling and numerically solving constrained optimization models in the context of forest economics and management, the international trade of forest products, and issues related to bioenergy systems.
Dr. Johnston received his Ph.D. from the University of Victoria in the Department of Economics while concurrently working for the Canadian Forest Service with the Forest Industry, Trade and Economics Research group.