2015 Meeting

The 2015 Western Forest Economists 50th Annual Meeting was a Joint Meeting with ISFRE (The International Society Of Forest Resource Economics) and took place May 31 to June 2, 2015 at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia.

2015 Meeting Agenda

2015 Presentations:

Assessing choices: the opportunity costs of participating in PES
Kahlil Baker

A Canadian forest sector bioeconomy: is it in reach?
Mark Boyland

Machine learning methods to improve fire suppression policies on simulated landscapes
Hailey K. Buckingham

Long-term implications of CO2 fertilization for global forests and forest industries
Joseph Buongiorno

Sources of risk in timberland investment
Gwen Busby and Clark Binkley

Generalized Faustmann formula with forest taxation
Sun Joseph Chang

Firm transformation in the Canadian forest sector: what is really happening!
Dave Cohen and Alice Palmer

The feasibility of intermediate processing centers to enable greater biomass supply
Mindy S. Crandall, Claire A. Montgomery and Darius Adams

Structure and contribution of the U.S. forest products industry over time
Ram P. Dahal, James E. Henderson, Ian A. Munn, Donald Grebner and Robert Grala

Quantification of values associated with land use in coastal areas of Mississippi and Alabama
Ram P. Dahal, Robert K. Grala and Jason S. Gordon

Estimates of potential wood energy demand in Alaska
Jean M. Daniels and Michael Paruszkiewicz

Economic tradeoffs of managing pine plantations for timber production or wildlife habitat
Brock Davis, Ian Munn, James Henderson and Bronson Strickland

Wood energy production and consumption in BC
Caren C. Dymond and Adam Kamp 

The New Zealand forestry sector’s experience in providing carbon sequestration services within the framework of an emissions trading scheme
David Evison

A review of the Canada-US Softwood lumber dispute from a BC perspective
Rebecca Ewing

Community forest enterprises in Mexico: competitiveness and value from enterprise and community perspectives
Gregory E. Frey, Robert R. Davis, Frederick Cubbage, Diana Rodriguez-Paredes and Carole Megevand

25 Years of economic research on non-timber forest products in the United States: history, trends, status, and future priorities
Gregory E. Frey, Keith Blatner, Michael Jacobson et al.

Metro Nature, Urban Forests, and Human Health – Valuation of Urban Ecosystem Services
Stephen C. Grado, Kathleen L. Wolf, Marcus K. Measells and Alicia S.T. Robbins

Climate change education in forestry extension: a case study from Mississippi
Jason Gordon, James Henderson, Butch Bailey et al.

Policies and incentives to support collaborative wildfire planning and management in British Columbia
Ngaio Hotte and Harry Nelson

Valuation of First Nations peoples’ social, cultural, and land use activities using life satisfaction approach
Shashi Kant, Ilan Vertinsky and Bin Zheng

Results and trends from the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations-Annual Survey of Mills
Jiali J. Leng

The use of value chain analysis to assess natural resource use
Angela Mawdsley

Assessing the impact of policies and regulations on timber supply: British Columbia case study
Mahsa Mojahednia, Harry Nelson and Chris Gaston

Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of Alberta’s forest management strategies in response to the Mountain Pine Beetle
Harry Nelson, Allan Carroll, Brad Seely, Clive Welham and Arnold Moy

Forest management and wildfire prevention under forest carbon policies
Zhuo Ning and Changyou Sun

Estimates of residual fibre supply from a forest sector transportation model of the Canadian Prairie Provinces
Kurt Niquidet

The United States-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement 2006: an actual versus optimal export tax
Rajan Parajuli, Sudipta Sarangi, Sun Joseph Chang and R. Carter Hill

The traditional communities in Brazil and its importance for forest conservation
Ana Paula Donicht Fernandes, Vitor Afonso Hoeflich and Harry Nelson

Mill capacity and willingness to utilize additional logging residues to produce electricity in southern United States
Raju Pokharel and Robert K. Grala

Likelihood of developing wood-based bioenergy clusters in the southern United States
Raju Pokharel and Robert K. Grala

The Wind Chill Index: expressing log export increments in terms of US housing starts
Mark Rasmussen

Stakeholder evaluation of the potential of market-based instruments (MBIs) for conservation in Rwanda
Kel Rayens

Assessing carbon and ecosystem footprints of forest management scenarios for California’s timberlands over 40 years of growth, management and disturbances William Stewart, Benktesh Sharma and Jeremy Fried

Carbon flux in British Columbia’s forests: options for biomass as an energy source
Baojing Sun, Craig M.T. Johnston and G. Cornelis van Kooten

Imperfect competition and timber market dynamics after hurricanes
Changyou Sun

Estimating fire program management cost savings from fuel treatments in the US Forest Service’s Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, using the Risk and Cost Analysis Tools package
Keith D. Stockmann

A preliminary assessment of the supply and demand for biomass residuals in British Columbia
Sinclair Tedder

Improved Spatial Fire Economics Modeling
Matthew P. Thompson, Karin L. Riley, Michael S. Hand and Joe H. Scott 

Assessing the economic benefits of co-operation: a case study of small forest operators in Saskatchewan
Matt Vermette and Hayley Hesseln

Elkhorn – a coastal forest village concept in catalyzing regional economic forest activity
William Wagner

Modeling potential impact of Mountain Pine Beetle infestation on the lumber industry in Alberta
Zhen Xu 

Forward reaching optimization to increase economic value of trees for wood pole production
Rene Zamora and John Sessions