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Regional Forest Sector Market Models: We have developed sub-state regional timber supply models for Oregon and Washington. Click here for more on this research.

Forest and Agriculture Sector Modeling Involving FASOM-GHG: The Forest and Agricultural Sector Optimization Model—Green House Gas version (FASOM-GHG) is a dynamic, nonlinear programming model of the forest and agricultural sectors in the United States (US). The model simulates the allocation of land over time to competing activities in both the forest and agricultural sectors and the resultant consequences for the commodity markets supplied by these lands and, importantly for policy purposes underlying the development of this model, the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The model was developed to evaluate the welfare and market impacts of public policies that cause land transfers between the sectors and alterations of activities within the sectors. To date, FASOMGHG and its predecessor model FASOM have been used to examine the effects of GHG mitigation policy, climate change impacts, public timber harvest policy, federal farm program policy, biofuel prospects, and pulpwood production by agriculture. It can also aid in the appraisal of a wider range of forest and agricultural sector policies.  Click here for more on this research.

Click here for a recent paper involving FASOM.

Click here is a one-page description of our climate change research involving FASOM-GHG