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Jean Daniels

Dr. Jean Daniels
Research Forester

4620 Southwest Main, Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-808-2004
Email: jdaniels@fs.fed.us
Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Jean Daniels is a research forester with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station, Urban-Wildland Interactions Team based in Portland, OR. She is primarily responsible for developing a program of work examining how economic analyses can be applied to help guide ecological restoration efforts. Federal, state, and municipal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and individuals participate in restoration activities for a variety of reasons, spanning from regulatory mandate to voluntary stewardship. Significant resources are allocated and utilized, yet the benefits and costs of these efforts are often poorly understood and difficult to quantify. This area of study is relatively new and she is working to foster greater understanding of the contribution that economics can make to guide restoration choices influencing how projects are chosen and prioritized, how benefits and costs are measured, and how success is measured and monitored.  The expected impact of this work is to develop metrics and tools to assist restoration professionals to allocate resources towards projects with the greatest likelihood of success in meeting ecological goals.

In addition, Dr. Daniels contributes to the long history of wood market and product research at the Station. She is building a program of work examining relationships between forest product markets and pricing, forest management, mill industry infrastructure, and community well-being. The work involves developing information about the role that changing forest products markets play both in forest management and in local, regional, and global economies. Timber markets, mill technology, and mill closures impact employment and the ability of land managers to conduct land management operations on the ground. A key part is identifying opportunities for and barriers against active approaches to forest management that engage a variety of land management goals and stakeholder groups, including international trade partners. There is also a need to develop, interpret, and deliver data that are relevant both to resource management professionals and communities. This work helps managers understand market trends and how communities adapt to changing local and regional social and economic conditions over time. This work is significant because of the traditional links between forest sector employment and rural community well-being. In addition, the ability to carry out silviculture treatments and other forest management operations is dependent on the availability of markets for harvested timber.

 
Spatial Data Sets: Locations for primary wood using mills in the western United States
Arizona California Colorado Idaho Montana
New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming
 
Publicatons
arrow Daniels, J.M., Robbins, A.S.T., Brinkley, W., Wolf, K., and J.M. Chase. 2012. Estimating the economic value of environmental stewardship volunteer events: A cost-based approach in King County, Washington. Journal of Environmental Management. 14 p. (in review)
arrow Keegan III, C.E., K.A. Blatner, J.M. Daniels, and T.A. Morgan. 2012. Trends in lumber processing in the western United States. Part 3: Residue recovered vs. lumber produced. Forest Products Journal. (in press).
arrow Hayes, S.W.; T.A. Morgan, E.C. Berg, J.M. Daniels and M.T. Thompson. June 2012. The Four Corners Timber Harvest and Forest Products Industry, 2007. Resour. Bull. RMRS-RB-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 67p. View full pdf
arrow Keegan III, C.E., Sorenson, C.B., Morgan, T.A., Daniels, J.M., and S.W. Hayes. 2012. Impact of the great recession and housing collapse on the forest products industry in the Western United States. Forest Products Journal. View full pdf
arrow Gale, C.B., Keegan III, C.E., Berg, E.C., Daniels, J.M., Sorenson, C.B., Morgan, T.A., Polzin, P., and G. Christensen. 2012. Oregon’s forest products industry and timber harvest, 2008 with industry trends and impacts of the Great Recession through 2010. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-?.  Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 66 p. (in review)
arrow Robbins, A.; Daniels, J.M. 2012. Restoration and Economics: a Union Waiting to Happen? Restoration Ecology. 20(1), 10-17. View full pdf
arrow Daniels, J.M.  2011. Stumpage market integration in Western national forests.  Res. Pap. PNW-RP-586.  Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 27 p. View full pdf
arrow Daniels, J.M.  2010. Assessing the lumber manufacturing sector in western Washington.  Forest Policy and Economics. 12(2), 129-135. View full pdf
arrow Keegan, C.E., T.A. Morgan, K.A. Blatner, and J.M. Daniels. 2010. Trends in lumber processing in the western United States. Part 2: Overrun and lumber recovery factors. Forest Products Journal. 60(2), 140-143. View full pdf
arrow Keegan, C.E., Blatner, K.A., Morgan, T.A., and J.M. Daniels. 2010. Trends in lumber processing in the western United States. Part 1: Board foot Scribner volume per cubic feet of timber. Forest Products Journal. 60(2), 133-139. View full pdf
arrow Daniels, J.M. and D.D. Warren. 2009. Production, prices, employment, and trade in Northwest forest industries: electronic web version. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.
arrow Daniels, J.M. 2008. United States trade in wood products, 1978-2005.  Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-738.  Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 124 p with data CD-ROM. View full pdf
arrow Daniels, J.M.  2007. An economic assessment of the lumber manufacturing sector in western Washington.  Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. 174 p.
arrow Perez-Garcia, J.; Barr, K.; Daniels, J.M.  2005. Washington’s sawmilling sector analysis: capacity utilization and timber outlook. CINTRAFOR Working Paper 99. College of Forest Resources, University of Washington. 39 p.
arrow Daniels, J.M.  2005. The rise and fall of the Pacific Northwest log export market.  Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-624.  Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 80 p. View full pdf
arrow Daniels, J.M.  2004. Assessing socioeconomic resiliency in Washington counties.  Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-607. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 35 p. View full pdf
 

   

 

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