Faculty in Economics, Policy, Management and Society

Name Topics Areas of Study
David N. Bengston

Environmental futures research to develop foresight for decision making in forestry.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
Charles R. Blinn

Forest and riparian zone management, marketing, harvesting

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forest Products
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Dean Current

Resource analysis, international forestry

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Mae A. Davenport

Human dimensions of natural resources and recreation management

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
Mike Dockry

Social, community, and indigenous forestry; human environment interactions; traditional ecological knowledge; American Indian studies; climate change planning; international forestry and development; land tenure; public involvement, collaboration and participatory methods; planning; interdisciplinary sustainability science; environmental history; strategic foresight methods.

 

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Karlyn Eckman

International development, community forestry, water rights, participatory methods, monitoring and evaluation, and social vulnerability assessment. Initiated joint research with Mizoram, northeastern India in collaboration with Mizoram University, involving more than a dozen faculty and students from both institutions. The research spans food security, agroforestry, mycology and the transformation of production systems.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
Alan R. Ek

Biometrics: Sampling, resource inventory, modeling forest dynamics

  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Daniel L. Erkkila

Tourism economics, community tourism development and planning, regional
economic impacts from tourism and travel, nature-based tourism, and
identification of linkages between natural resource management processes
and tourism

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
Fred Finley

Science and environmental education

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
David C. Fulton

Human dimensions of natural resource policy and planning

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
  • Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
William C. Gartner

Seasonal home development, tourism development, economic impact, and grape and wine policy and branding

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
James Gerber

 Focus is the interrelation of climate variability, crop yields, and systemic trends in food security.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Robert G. Haight

Economics and operations research

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
Jason D. Hill

Energy and food sustainability; bioenergy, life cycle assessment

  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
Howard M. Hoganson

Forest management planning, Integrating economic and ecological objectives, Application of tools from operations research to forestry problems, Regional timber supply involving multiple timber markets, mixed-species stands and multiple land ownership, Spatial arrangement of forested landscapes.

  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
Gary Johnson

Urban and community forestry

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Bonnie Keeler

Serves as the project director, leading a team of experts in ecology, economics and software development seeking to better communicate and quantify the value of nature.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Michael A. Kilgore

Natural resources economics, policy, and administration.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
Mike Larson

Avian ecology & management, quantitative ecology, decision analysis

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
Deborah Levison

In the Global South:  child work/child labor & education; gender issues; labor economics; population studies

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
David Mulla

Research emphasizes (1) the measurement, modeling, and management of uncertainty and risk for non-point source pollution of surface and groundwater; (2) the characterization and estimation of field-scale variability for precision farming; (3) the evaluation of alternative farm management strategies for improved soil quality and sustainability; and (4) evaluation of policies for soil and water resources.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
Kristen C. Nelson

Human dimensions, community forestry, environmental sociology, dispute resolution, and participatory planning

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Karen Oberhauser

Invertebrate conservation and ecology, with particular interest in monarch butterflies; Citizen Science and ecological monitoring; Promoting a citizenry with a high degree of scientific and environmental literacy.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
A. Stephen Polasky

Environmental and resource economics, ecology and economics, conservation biology, game theory

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
C. Ford Runge

Natural resource economics, environmental benefits analysis

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
Ingrid E. Schneider

Recreation resource management, tourism

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
  • Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
Rachel Schurman

Technology and society, social aspects of genetic engineering, agrofood studies, natural resource sociology

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
Carissa Slotterback

Environmental and land use planningplan implementationplanning decision-makingpublic participation;sustainable development

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
Timothy M. Smith

Corporate Environmental Management, Sustainable Enterprise Strategy, Integrated marketing communications, green design.

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forest Products
Stephanie Snyder

Conducts research on private forest landowner behaviors, attitudes, values and responsiveness to assistance programs, including: forest carbon market participation, stewardship activities, invasive forest plant management, and gender and woodland ownership.   Additional areas of research experience and interest include: drivers and impacts of forestland parcelization, determinants of public recreational access on private forest lands, multi-objective optimization decision-modeling and trade-off analysis, conservation reserve site selection modeling, and non-market valuation of environmental goods and services. 

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
Elizabeth Wilson

Environmental policy and law

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
Diomy Zamora

Agroforestry, fire ecology, forestry extension, renewable energy (biomass production)

  • Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
  • Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management