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Geoffrey Donovan

Dr. Geoffrey Donovan
Research Forester

Portland Forestry Sciences Lab
620 SW Main, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-808-2043
Email:
gdonovan@fs.fed.us



My research is in two main areas: the economics of wildfire management and, more recently, the economics of urban forestry. My research in wildfire economics has covered a range of topics including the optimal deployment of suppression resources, the costs of agency and contract crews, decision making under uncertainty, the effect of wildfire risk on the housing market, the effect of newspaper coverage and political pressure on wildfire suppression costs, and the interdependence of homeowners’ wildfire risk. In my urban forestry research, I have estimated the impact of trees on house prices, rental prices, crime, energy use, and birth outcomes. Future studies will focus on the effect of urban trees on public health and storm-water management. For more details on specific studies, click on the publications link below. In addition, please contact me if you have any questions about my work. Finally if you are interested in receiving copies of future papers, then send me your e-mail address. Please specify whether you are interested in wildfire, urban forestry, or both.
Recent Publicatons
arrow Kochi, Ikuho, Patricia A. Champ, John B. Loomis, Geoffrey H. Donovan. 2012. Valuing mortality impacts of smoke exposure from major southern California wildfires. Journal of Forest Economics. 18:61-75. View full pdf
arrow Donovan, Geoffrey H., Jeffrey P. Prestemon. 2012. The effect of trees on crime in Portland, Oregon. Environment and Behavior. 44(1):3-30. View full pdf
arrow Donovan, Geoffrey H., Yvonne L. Michael, David T. Butry, Amy D. Sullivan, John M. Chase. 2012. Comment on “Green space, health inequality, and pregnancy”. Environment International. 39:133. View full pdf
arrow Donovan, Geoffrey H., David Butry. 2011. The effect of urban trees on the rental price of single-family homes in Portland, Oregon. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 10(3):163-168. View full pdf
arrow Donovan, Geoffrey H., Jeffrey P. Prestemon, Krista Gebert. 2011. The effect of newspaper coverage and political pressure on wildfire suppression costs. Society and Natural Resources. 24:785-798. View full pdf
arrow White, Rachel E., Geoffrey H. Donovan, Jeffrey P. Prestemon. 2011. Trees thwart shady behavior. Nursery Management and Production. February:30-33. View full pdf
arrow Donovan, Geoffrey H., Yvonne L. Michael, David T. Butry, Amy D. Sullivan, John M. Chase. 2011. Urban trees and the risk of poor birth outcomes. Health and Place. 17:390-393. View full pdf
arrow Kochi, Ikuho, Geoffrey H. Donovan, Patricia A. Champ, John B. Loomis. 2010. The economic cost of adverse health effects from wildfire-smoke exposure: a review. International Journal of Wildland Fire.19:803-817. View full pdf
arrow Donovan, Geoffrey H., David Butry. 2010. Trees in the city: Valuing street trees in Portland, Oregon. Landscape and Urban Planning. 94:77-83. View full pdf
 
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