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Allen M. M. Brackley

Research Forester
Sitka, AK
Phone: 907-747-4308


Current Research

Since 2001, I have been involved in research projects that have the potential to assist with the development of Alaska's forest products industry. These efforts have concerned the economic and technical feasibility of producing various traditional forest products in the region, technology associated with production facilities, characteristics of raw materials, and increased use of renewable energy products. Much of my work has been designed and conducted to provide economic, technical, and market information to stimulate the formation of forest product clusters in the small, remote communities near Alaska's national forest lands.

Research Interests

Economics, technology, and markets; forest products; wood; community stability; renewable energy; mitigation of climate change; sustainability.

Past Research

Most of my past work experience has been in the private sector and has focused on evaluating the sustainability of forest products production facilities (lumber, plywood, particle board, paper, and energy). Other past work efforts include projects that viewed return on investments in forest properties, site location and technical feasibility for plants to produce various forest products, and application of spatial data and simulation models to establish the levels of sustainable production from forest ownerships.

Why This Research is Important

Most of my past work experience has been in the private sector and has focused on evaluating the sustainability of forest products production facilities (lumber, plywood, particle board, paper, and energy). Other past work efforts include projects that viewed return on investments in forest properties, site location and technical feasibility for plants to produce various forest products, and application of spatial data and simulation models to establish the levels of sustainable production from forest ownerships.

Education

  • University of Maine, Ph.D. Forest Resources Business/Economics, 1989
  • University of Maine, M.S. Forest Products/Wood Technology, 1968
  • University of Maine, B.S. Forest Utilization, 1966

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Research Highlights

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PNW-2012-07
Heating with Wood in Alaska

Converting oil heating systems in residential and commercial buildings in Alaska to renewable wood energy would require 1.3 to 1.7 million cords ...

2012


Last updated on : 06/09/2014