B.B.A. 1972 (Business/Accounting) Bernard Baruch College,
City University of New York.
M.S. 1977 (Forest Resource Management) University of New
M.S. 1982 (Forestry and Environmental Studies) Yale University.
M.Ph. 1983 (Forestry and Environmental Studies) Yale University.
Ph.D. 1988 (Forest Economics) Yale University.
Accountant, New York, NY, 1972-74, Montpelier, VT 1978.
Forestry Tech/Supervisory Forestry Tech., Deerlodge and Helena National
Research Forester/Resource Analyst, Northeastern Forest
Experiment Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Broomall, PA and Hamden, CT.
Research Economist, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Economic Potential
of Forest Production in the North, Burlington, VT 1983-1993.
Research Forester, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Interdisciplinary
Approaches to Managing Forest Ecosystems, Burlington, VT, 1993-present.
Management of forest ecosystems entails decisions that effect
the production, conservation, and allocation of increasingly scarce resources.
Difficult choices, often involving conflicting uses, must be made by resource
managers. Biophysical information and technical expertise alone are not
sufficient for choosing among alternative management strategies. Human
wants, needs, beliefs, and values must also be considered. The focus of
my current research is on improved decision making capabilities, through
development of procedures to systematically analyze ecosystem management
decisions that involve a wide range of biophysical, financial, social,
and moral values. Development of procedures to solicit and analyze public
preferences and assess extramarket values is a key component to the successful
integration of a human dimension to ecosystem management.