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Jeffrey P. Prestemon

Question Manager for TIMBR-1

Forestry Sciences Laboratory
3041 Cornwallis Rd.
RTP, NC 27709 USA

(919) 549-4033
(919) 549-4047


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994 (Forest Economics)

M.S. North Carolina State University, 1989 (Forest Economics)

B.S. Iowa State University, 1983 (Forest Resource Management)


Research Forest Economist, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Research Triangle Park, NC 1995-present

Research Forest Economist, Forestry Private Enterprise Initiative, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 1989-1990

Volunteer, U.S. Peace Corps, Olancho and La Paz Departments, Honduras, Watershed Management and Forestry 1984-1986

Analyst, Industrial Forestry Association, Lacy, Washington, 1983-1984

Forest Genetics Research Technician, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1983

Academic Experience

Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991-1995

Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, 1987-1988

Selected Publications

Prestemon, J. P. In Press. Public open access and private timber harvests: theory and application to the effects of trade liberalization in Mexico. Environmental and Resource Economics.

Prestemon, J. P., and D. N. Wear. In Press. Linking Harvest Choices to Timber Supply. Forest Science.

Prestemon, J. P., and J. Buongiorno. In Press. Determinants of tree quality and value in natural uneven-aged southern pine stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.

Prestemon, J. P., and T. P. Holmes. In Press. Timber price dynamics following a natural catastrophe. American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Luppold, W.G.; Prestemon, J.P.; Baumgras, J.E. 1998. An examination of the relationships between hardwood lumber and stumpage prices in Ohio. Wood and Fiber Science 30:281-292.

Lin, Ching-Rong; Buongiorno, J.; Prestemon, J.; Skog, K. 1998. Growth model for uneven-aged loblolly pine stands: simulations and management implications. USDA-Forest Service Research Paper FPL-RP-569. 13 pages.

Prestemon, J. P. 1998. Estimating tree grades for Southern Appalachian natural forest stands. Forest Science 44(1):73-86.

Prestemon, J. P. and Buongiorno, J. 1997. Comparative advantage in U.S. interstate forest products trade. Journal of Forest Economics 3(3):207-228.

Prestemon, J.P. 1997. The effects of NAFTA expansion on US forest products exports. Journal of Forestry 95(7):26-32.

Prestemon, J.P. 1997. Predicting tree grades using tree- and stand-level data. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Southern Forest Economics Workshop, Gatlinburg, Tennessee: USDA-Forest Service and the University of Tennessee. Pages 71-84.

Prestemon, Jeffrey P., and Joseph Buongiorno. 1996. The impacts of NAFTA on U.S. and Canadian forest product exports to Mexico. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 26:794-809.

Prestemon, Jeffrey P., and Joseph Buongiorno. 1993. Elasticities of demand for forest products based on time-series and cross-section data. Paper submitted at a meeting on forest sector analysis, Institut pour l'Administration des Entreprises. Bordeaux, France, July 15, 1993.

Prestemon, Jeffrey P., and Scott E. Lampman. 1990. Third World debt: are there opportunities for forestry? Journal of Forestry 88(2):12-16.

Laarman, Jan G., Timothy Stewart, and Jeffrey P. Prestemon. 1990. International travel by U.S. conservation groups and professional societies. Journal of Travel Research 28:12-17.

Prestemon, Jeffrey P., and Jan G. Laarman. 1989. Should sawnwood be produced with chainsaws? Observations in Ecuador. Journal of World Forest Resource Management 4:111-126.



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