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David N. Wear

Assessment Co-Chair
Question Manager for SOCIO-1

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

(919) 549-4093
(919) 549-4047


Ph.D. University of Montana, 1987 (Forest Management and Economics)

M.F. Duke University, 1983 (Resource Systems Science)

B.A. University of Montana, 1981 (Botany) with honors


Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Economics of Forest Protection and Management, Research Triangle Park, NC. 1994-present

Research Forest Economist, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Research Triangle Park, NC. 1987-1994

Information Manager and Analyst, Lolo National Forest, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, Montana. 1985-1987

Operations Research Analyst, Lolo National Forest, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT. 1983-1985

Planning Staff, Lolo National Forest, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT. 1979-1981

Academic Experience

Adjunct Faculty, Duke University, School of the Environment. 1988-present

Adjunct Faculty, North Carolina State University, College of Forest Resources 1991-present

Instructor, University of Montana. 1984 Research and Teaching Assistant, Duke University and University of Montana. 1981-1986

Selected Publications (Total>60)

Timber Markets and Forest Investment

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

Wear, D.N., R. Liu, J.M. Foreman, and R. Sheffield. 1999. The Effects of Population Growth on Timber Management and Inventories in Virginia. Forest Ecology and Management 118:107-115.

Wear, D.N. and P.J. Parks. 1994. The economics of timber supply: an analytical synthesis of modeling approaches. Natural Resource Modeling 8(3):199-223.

Wear, D.N. 1994. Measuring net investment and productivity in timber production. Forest Science 40(1):192-208.

Newman, D.H. and D.N. Wear. 1993. Production economics of private forestry: a comparison of industrial and nonindustrial forest owners. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 75:674-684.

Alig, R.J. and D.N. Wear. 1992. Changes in Private Timberland and Management: 1952-2040. Journal of Forestry 90(5):31-37.

Wear, D.N. and D.H. Newman. 1991. The Production Structure of Forestry: Short-Run and Long-Run Results. Forest Science 37(2):540-551.

Wear, D.N. 1989. Structural Change and Factor Demand in Montana's Wood Products Industries. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 19(5):645-650.

Forest Policy

Murray, B.C. and D.N. Wear 1998. Federal Timber Restrictions and Interregional Arbitrage in U.S. Lumber. Land Economics 74(1):76-91.

Wear, D.N. and K.J. Lee. 1993. U.S. policy and Canadian lumber: effects of the 1986 memorandum of understanding. Forest Science 39:799-815.

Wear, D.N. and W.F. Hyde. 1992. Distributive Issues in Forest Policy. Journal of Business Administration 21:294-314.

Wear, D.N., W. F. Hyde, and S. E. Daniels. 1989. Even-Flow Timber Harvests and Community Stability: an analysis of short-run timber sale policies. Journal of Forestry 87(9):24-28.

Daniels, S.E., W.F. Hyde, and D.N. Wear. 1991. Distributive Effects of Forest Service Attempts to Maintain Community Stability. Forest Science 37(1):245-260.

Wear, D.N. 1989. The Market Context of National Forest Planning. The Public Land Law Review 10:92-104.

Land Use and Ecosystem Management

Hardie, I., P. Parks, P. Gottlieb, and D. Wear. 1999. Responsiveness of Rural and Urban Land Uses to Land Rent Determinants in the South. Land Economics (forthcoming).

Wear, D.N. 1999. Challenges to Interdisciplinary Discourse. Ecosystems 2(4):299-301. Invited paper for special issue on interdisciplinary research.

Parks, P.J., I.W. Hardie, C.A. Tedder, and D.N. Wear. 1999. Using Resource Economics to Anticipate Forest Land Use Change in the U.S. Mid Atlantic Region. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (in press).

Wear, D.N., and P. Bolstad. 1998. Land Use Changes in Southern Appalachian Landscapes: Spatial Analysis and Forecast Evaluation. Ecosystems 1(6):575-594.

Swallow, S.K.; P. Talukdar; D.N. Wear. 1998. Spatial and temporal specialization in forest ecosystem management under sole ownership. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 79(2):311-326.

Wear, D.N.; M.G. Turner; R.J. Naiman. 1998. Land cover along an urban-rural gradient: implications for water quality. Ecological Applications 8:619-630.

Gottfried, Robert; Wear, David; Lee, Robert. 1996. Institutional solutions to market failure on the landscape scale. Ecological Economics 18: 133-140.

Wear, David N.; Turner, Monica G.; Flamm, Richard 0. 1996. Ecosystem management with multiple owners: landscape dynamics in a Southern Appalachian watershed. Ecological Applications 6(4):1173-1188.

Turner, Monica G.; Wear, David N.; Flamm, Richard O. 1996. Land ownership and land-cover change in the Southern Appalachian Highlands and the Olympic Peninsula. Ecological Applications 6(4): 1150-1172

Wear, D.N. and R.O. Flamm. 1993. Public and Private Forest Disturbance Regimes in the Southern Appalachians. Natural Resource Modeling 7(4):379-397.

Swallow, S.K. and D.N. Wear. 1993. Spatial Interactions in Multiple-Use Forestry and Substitution and Wealth Effects for the Single Stand. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 25(2):103-120.

Swallow, S. K., P. J. Parks, and D.N. Wear. 1990. Policy Relevant Nonconvexities in the Production of Multiple Forest Benefits. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 19(2):264-280.




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