Natural Resources Economics, Policy, and Administration
My research interests are focused on the economics of managing forests and related natural resources. Specific research areas include: assessing the economic impacts associated with implementing natural resources policies and programs, assessing the financial and economic consequences of alternative timber harvesting and forest management practices, the use and effectiveness of various policy tools to promote sustainable natural resources management, the design and administration of forest resources policies and programs, and trends in and influences on the valuation and taxation of forest and related natural resources lands.
Honors and Awards
2011 Richard C. Newman Community Impact Award, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota
2011 University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award, Honorable Mention
2010 Sigurd F. Olson Conservation Award, Izaak Walton League of America-MN Chapter
2009, Richard C. Newman Art of Teaching Award, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota