Dr. Damian Adams, Assistant Professor
Natural Resource Economics & Policy
PO Box 110410
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410
I joined the School of Forest Resources & Conservation faculty (with a joint appointment in the Food and Resource Economics Department) in 2010. Previously, I worked as Assistant Professor of Natural Resource & Environmental Economics at Oklahoma State University (2007-2010). Prior to my PhD, I also worked in the British House of Commons, the US House of Representatives, and the UF Agricultural Law Center.
PhD, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 2007
M.Phil., Environmental Policy, University of Cambridge, 2004
J.D./M.A.B., Law & Agribusiness, Levin College of Law, and College of Agriculture, University of Florida, 2001
B.S. summa cum laude, Economics, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, 1997
My research primarily focuses on understanding how people value ecosystem goods and services, the impact of attitudes and preferences on those values, and translating that information to inform policy decisions. Methodologically, I use survey-based data collection methods, non-market valuation methods, econometric methods, bioeconomic modeling, and legal analysis.
Current Research Projects:
Integrating research, education and extension for enhancing southern pine climate change mitigation and adaptation. USDA-NIFA. 2011-2015. http://pinemap.org/
Stewardship Ecosystem Services Study. Florida Forest Service, 2011-2013. http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/CFEOR/SESS.html
Forest resources law and policy. UF Faculty Now Initiative, 2011-2014.
Developing Adaptive Management Strategies for Ecosystems in Transition. USDA, 2010 – 2014.
Emerging Threats to Forest Research Team
I currently teach two undergraduate courses each fall, FNR4660 Natural Resource Policy & Economics and AEB3450 Introduction to Natural Resource & Environmental Economics. FNR4660 is offered online as well as live. I also teach a graduate-level course each spring, FOR6669 Policy & Economics of Natural Resources.
Graduate Student Advisees & Topics/Titles:
|Derek Allen||Ecosystem service value tradeoffs and optimal policy design:
Water supply and carbon
|Whitney Stohr||Ecological restoration||M.S.||exp. 2015|
|Michael Maine||Natural resource policy & administration||M.S.||exp. 2015|
|Mohamed Traboulsi||Tradeoffs and synergies in forest ecosystem service production values||Ph.D.||exp. 2014|
|Shelly Johnson||Tradeoffs Among Wildlife Diversity, Social Values, And Ecosystem
Services: Consideration Of Habitat Management In Florida Forests
|Melissa Kreye||Understanding preferences and willingness to pay for forest water
|Drew Hiatt||Forest values and economics||M.S.||exp. 2014|
|Chris Kincaid||Ecological restoration||M.S.||exp. 2014|
|Jose Soto||Estimating the Supply of Forest Carbon Offsets: A Comparison of
Best-Worst and Discrete Choice Valuation Methods