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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Guy Robertson

Program Leader, Sustainability Assessment
201 14th Street SW, 2NW
District of Columbia
United States

Phone: 703-605-1071
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Current Research

Broadscale ecosystem assessment. Application of Criteria and Indicators (C&I) for forest sustainability. Economic impact analysis associated with forest management and policy.

Past Research

Economic dynamics of small, forest-dependent communities. Wood products production and trade.


  • College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Ph.D. Forest Economics Small area economic dynamics, econometrics. Dissertation on employment impacts in small, forest-dependent communities of S.E. Alaska. 1999
  • Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, M.A. International Studies Japan area studies. Thesis on domestic forestry in Japan. 1991
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN, B.A. Philosophy Philosophy 1983

Professional Experience

  • National Sustainability Program Leader, USDA Forest Service, Research and Development, Washington Office
    2007 - Current
  • Assistant Director, USDA Forest Service, Strategic Planing and Resource Assessment, Washington Office
    2006 - 2007
  • Policy Analyst, USDA Forest Service, Policy Analysis, Washington Office
    2003 - 2006
  • Regional Economist, USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, Juneau, AK
    2001 - 2003
  • Post Doc (economics), USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station, Juneau, AK
    1999 - 2001

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Research Highlights


Assessing Forest Sustainability on Islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific

Forests in the U.S. Caribbean and Pacific are relatively stable in terms of total area, but face a number of environmental and human-driven chal ...


Last updated on : 04/06/2021