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Karen L. Abt

Question Manager for SOCIO-5

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

(919) 549-4094
(919) 549-4047


Doctor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University, 1997
Forestry and Economics
"Hedonic Estimation of Nonindustrial Private Forest Amenity Values"

Master of Science, Colorado State University, 1987
Forest Economics

Bachelor of Arts, California State University, Long Beach, 1978


Research Economist, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Economics of Forest Protection and Management, Research Triangle Park, NC, 1988 to present.

Operations Research Analyst, USDA Forest Service, Beaverhead National Forest, Dillon, MT, 1988.

Operations Research Analyst, USDA Forest Service, Land Management Planning, Fort Collins, CO, 1986-1987.

Community Development Planner, City of Loveland, CO, 1985-1986.

City Planner, City of Irvine, CA, 1980-1984.

City Planner, City of Carlsbad, CA, 1979-1980.

Refereed Publications

Lee, Karen J., Kaiser, Fred; Alig, Ralph J. 1992. Substitution of public for private funding in planting southern pine. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 16(4):204-208.

Wear, David N.; Lee, Karen. 1993. U.S. policy and Canadian lumber: effects of the 1986 memorandum of understanding. Forest Science. 39(4):799-815.

Aruna, P.B.; Cubbage, Frederick; Lee, Karen J.; Redmond, Clair. 1997. Regional economic contributions of the forest-based industries in the South. Forest Products Journal. 47(7/8): 35-45.

Research Interests

Evaluation of private amenity values using revealed preference methods.

Including forests and forestry in natural resource accounting.

Analysis of individual harvest behavior and appropriate aggregation to regional timber supplies.



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