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Stephanie Chizmar

Research Economist
3041 E. Cornwallis Rd.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2254
Phone: 919-549-4039

Current Research

Dr. Chizmar conducts research with the purpose of sharing knowledge and potential solutions with landowners, natural resource professionals, the forestry community, scientists and practitioners, and other key stakeholders. Her ultimate goal is to perform collaborative research that is relevant, targeted, and impactful to a diverse audience. Her past and current research areas include programs and policies related to natural resource and forest management such as cost-share and property tax programs, agroforestry practices, and regional economic contribution analysis.

Research Interests

Dr. Chizmar’s current role with the US Forest Service, Southern Research Station is to explore the economics of forest-based disturbances and forest products markets and trade, which includes:
  • Forest carbon offsets and markets;
  • Impacts of emerging forest products markets; and
  • Contributions of activities related to forestry and urban and community forestry to local and regional economies.


Ph. D. in Forestry and Environmental Resources, 2021
North Carolina State University
M.S. Natural Resources in Economics and Management, 2018
North Carolina State University
B.S. Environmental Science in Conservation Science, 2014
University of North Carolina Wilmington
B.A. in Spanish, 2014
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Professional Organizations

  • Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals, (2019—Current)
  • International Society Of Forest Resource Economics (formally SOFEW), (2018—Current)
  • International Society of Tropical Foresters, (2018—Current)
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF), (2017—Current)


Research Highlights

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R&D Affiliations
Research Topics
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External Resources
  • The sites listed below are third-party sites which the Forest Service has provided for reference only.
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