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Ralph Alig

Dr. Ralph Alig (Emeritus)
Research Forester

3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-750-7267
Email:
ralphjalig@fs.fed.us
Curriculum Vitae



Ralph Alig is a research forester with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station, based in Corvallis, OR.  He has been with the agency since 1978, working on land use change projects, analyses of retention and condition of forest conservation tree plantings on private land, effects of global climate change on forests, industries, and society, and adaptation and mitigation activities in response to climate change and analysis of area changes for major forest types.  He is one of the developers of the Forest and Agricultural Sector Optimization Model—Greenhouse Gases (FASOM-GHG), used by the Environmental Protection Agency and others to analyze possible national legislation pertaining to climate change. He also has coordinated regional and national level projections of area changes for the major land uses for the periodic Resources Planning Act (RPA) assessments by the USDA Forest Service.
Publicatons
arrow Alig, Ralph J. 2010. Economic modeling of effects of climate change on the forest sector and mitigation options: a compendium of briefing papers. Gen. Tech. Report PNW-833. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. View full pdf
arrow Alig, Ralph J. 2011. Effects of climate change and policies on natural resources and communities: A compendium of briefing papersGen. Tech. Report PNW-837. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.  View full pdf
arrow White, Eric M. 2010. Woody biomass for bioenergy and biofuels in the United States—a briefing paper. Gen. Tech. Report PNW-825. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. View full pdf
arrow Adams, D., R. Alig, G. Latta, and E. White. 2011. Regional impacts of a program for private forest carbon offset sales. Journal of Forestry 109(8):  444-453. View full pdf
arrow Latta, G., D. Adams, R. Alig and E. White.  2011. Simulated effects of mandatory versus voluntary participation in private forest carbon offset markets in the United States.  Journal Forest Economics 17(3):  127-141. View full pdf
arrow Alig, R.J.; Plantinga, A.; Haim, D.; Todd, M. 2010. Area changes in U.S. forests and other major land uses, 1982-2002, with projections to 2062. Gen. Tech. Report PNW-GTR-815. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 98 p. View full pdf
arrow R. Alig, G. Latta, D. Adams, and B. McCarl. 2010. Mitigating Greenhouse Gases:  The Importance of Land Base Interactions Among Forests, Agriculture, and Residential Development in the Face of Changes in Bioenergy and Carbon Prices. Forest Policy and Economics 12(1): 67-75. View full pdf
arrow Baker J.S., B.A. McCarl, B.C. Murray, S.K. Rose, R.J. Alig, D. Adams, G. Latta, R. Beach, and A. Daigneault. 2010. Net farm income and land use under a U.S. greenhouse gas cap and trade. Policy Issues (PI7) 7: 1‐5. View full pdf
 

   

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