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Section Board for 'Forest Economics, Policy, and Social Science' (37)

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Dr. Damian C. Adams
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Natural Resource Economics & Policy, School of Forest Resources & Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: forest policy; ecosystem services; forest economics; natural resources
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Prof. Dr. Luis Diaz-Balteiro
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Forest and Environmental Engineering and Management, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: forest management; forest sustainability; multi-criteria decision-making techniques
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Dr. Daniele Castagneri
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Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (TESAF), Università degli Studi di Padova, Viale dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: climate-growth relations; dendrochronology; forest ecology; stand dynamics; quantitative wood anatomy
Dr. Metodi Sotirov
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Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Interests: forest policy; environmental governance; biodiversity policy; climate policy; timber and forest risk agricultural commodity trade regulation; forest certification; forest and environmental social science; policy change; policy integration
Dr. Andrej Ficko
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Department of Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Večna po 83, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: forest management and planning; private forest owners; decision making; social-ecological systems; sustainability science; structural equation modelling; quantitative research methods
Dr. Francisco J. Escobedo
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USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, 4955 Canyon Crest Dr., Riverside, CA 92507, USA
Interests: ecosystem services; urban forestry; forest policy; socio-ecological systems; community forestry; landscape ecology
Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology, Seoul National University, 1447 Pyeongchang Daero, Pyeongchang 25354, Gangwon, Korea
Interests: forest governance; international cooperation; global regime; community-based forest management
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Prof. Dr. Norbert Weber
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Forest Policy and Forest Resource Economics, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Interests: forest policy; environmental policy; diversification of forest landscapes; short rotation coppice
Dr. Gerhard Weiss
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Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Interests: forest policy; innovation
Dr. Claudia Romero
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Department of Biology, University of Florida, 220 Bartram Hall P.O. Box 118525, Gainesville, FL 32611-8525, USA
Interests: deforestation; sustainable forest management; policies; illegal timber trade
Dr. Peter Elsasser
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Thuenen Institute for International Forestry and Forest Economics, D-21031 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: forest economics; forest policy; ecosystem service valuation; biodiversity; carbon sequestration
Dr. Rebecca Jordan
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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University, Room 133, Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: education; resilience; participatory modeling; citizen science
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Dr. Mariella Marzano
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Social and Economic Research Group, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin EH25 9SY, Scotland, UK
Interests: tree and plant biosecurity; stakeholder engagement
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Prof. Dr. Miha Humar
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Biotehnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: wood protection; wood modification; wood preservation; wood durability; wood degradation; service life
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Prof. Dr. Bradley B. Walters
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Department of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University, 144 Main Street, Sackville, NB E4L1A7, Canada
Interests: people-forest interactions; non-timber forest products; tree planting; agroforestry; deforestation; afforestation; mangroves; Caribbean forests
Prof. Dr. Rod Keenan
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School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: forests and climate change (mitigation and adaptation); forest assessment and planning; ecology and nutrient cycling; computer modelling of ecosystem functioning; forest and international development policy
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Dr. Mario Soliño
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Department of Economic Analysis, Complutense University of Madrid, 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain
Interests: environmental valuation; stated preferences; ecosystem services
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Prof. Dr. Eva Carina Helena Keskitalo
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Department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: forest policy; multiple forest use; rural policy; climate change adaptation in forest management; invasive species policy related to forest; comparative country studies
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Prof. Dr. Yaoqi Zhang
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School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Interests: forest economics; forest management; international forestry; forest policy; forest governing; land tenure and property rights; China’s forestry; non-market valuation and ecosystem services
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Dr. Isabella De Meo
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Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria(CREA), Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment, via di Lanciola 12/A, 50125 Florence, Italy
Interests: landscape forest planning; ecosystem services evaluation; sustainable forest management; public participation processes
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Dr. Alessandro Paletto
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Forestry and Wood Research Centre, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), 6-38123 Trento, Italy
Interests: participatory forest planning and management; ecosystem services evaluation; public participation; stakeholder analysis; participatory mapping
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Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez
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Department of Forest Biomaterials, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: bioeconomy; evaluating alternative materials; sustainable manufacturing pathways and bio-based products
Dr. Elena Petkova

CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research), Jalan CIFOR, Situ Gede, Bogor Barat 16115, Indonesia
Interests: governance; accountability; transparency; decision making; development; civil society; corruption; climate change; environment/forests decision-making; government; governance
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Prof. Dr. Donald G. Hodges
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Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-4563, USA
Interests: forest economics; ecosystem service markets; forest management; forest products industry; private forest owners
Prof. Dr. Arild Angelsen
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School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), P.O. Box 5003, 1432 Ås, Norway
Interests: climate and forest (REDD); environmental income; international climate policy; poverty analysis; tropical deforestation
Prof. Dr. Jesse C. Ribot
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Professor of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Beckman Insitute, 321 Davenport Hall, 607 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: environmental policy; local government; rural representation; distributional equity; social vulnerability; emancipation; democracy
Prof. Dr. Davide M. Pettenella
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Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padova, Padua, Italy
Interests: forest economics; forest policy; governance; forest products marketing
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Dr. Enrico Marchi
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Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry, University of Florence, Via S. Bonaventura 13, 50145 Firenze, Italy
Interests: forest operations; forest engineering; logging; harvesting; ergonomics; safety and health in forest operations; environmental impacts of forest operation; sustainability of forest operation; human factors; productivity; LCA
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Prof. Dr. Michael Köhl
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Institute for Wood Sciences - World Forestry & Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability, University of Hamburg, 21031 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: SFM; applied silviculture; international forest/environmental policies and regimes; biodiversity; forest resource assessment; carbon forestry
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Dr. Wil De Jong
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Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto 6068501, Japan
Interests: forest governance; forest policy; forest restoration; forest transition; community and smallholder forestry
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Prof. Dr. Taylor V. Stein
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School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, PO Box 110410, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: ecotourism; outdoor recreation; nature-based tourism; collaborative planning
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Prof. Dr. Jessica Leahy
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School of Forest Resources, The University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
Interests: human dimensions; forest social science; environmental communication; public involvement; landowner decision-making
Prof. Dr. Carsten Smith-Hall
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Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 23, 1958 Frederiksberg C., Denmark
Interests: livelihoods; value chains; non-timber forest products; bioeconomy
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Prof. Dr. Raffaele Spinelli
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1. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istitituto per la Valorizzazione del Legno e delle Specie Arboree (CNR IVALSA), Via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
2. Australian Forest Operations Researcg Alliance, University of the Sunshine Coast (AFORA USC) Locked Bag 4, Maroochydore DC, Queensland 4558, Australia
Interests: forest operations; forest engineering; mechanization; logging; harvesting; system analysis; safety and health in forest operations; human factors studies; productivity; logging contractors; harvesting cost
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Dr. Arne Arnberger
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Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
Interests: outdoor recreation, forests and human health; forest aesthetics; crowding; visitor conflicts; visitor monitoring; visitor management
Dr. Matthew P. Thompson
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USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 240 W Prospect, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Interests: risk and decision analysis; operations research; forest engineering; wildland fire management
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Prof. Dr. Erin Sills
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Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8008, USA
Interests: economics; land use; REDD+; NTFPs
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