Adams, Darius

Emeritus Professor

Office Location: 
Snell Hall 311 (mail address: Peavy Hall 007)
Cell: 541-207-7614
Email Address: 
Curriculum Vitae: 

PhD, 1972, Wildland Resource Science, UC-Berkeley
MS, 1968, Forest Science, Yale University
BS, 1966, Forest Management, Humboldt State University

Areas of Interest: 

Forest economics, modeling and analysis of forest products markets, econometrics, forest policy.

Current Programs: 

Forest sector modeling; estimating the impacts of carbon sequestration strategies through tree planting; price-based substitution of wood and non-wood products Forest Sector Market Modeling

Estimates of US Timber Harvest by Region and Owner, 1950-2002.

Adams, Darius M.; Haynes, Richard W.; Daigneault, Adam J. 2006. Estimated timber harvest by U.S. region and ownership, 1950-2002. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-659. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 64 p.

This publication provides estimates of total softwood and hardwood harvests by region and owner for the United States from 1950 to 2002. These data are generally not available in a consistent fashion and have to be estimated from state-level data, forest resource inventory statistics, and production of forest products. This publication describes the estimation process and documents the various assumptions. These estimates have been used for the past three decades in the periodic USDA Forest Service timber assessments. PDF available at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/pnw_gtr659.pdf

  • FOR 550, Sustainable Forest Management
Recent Publications: 

Crandall MS, DM Adams, CA Montgomery, D Smith. The Potential Rural Development Impacts of Utilizing Non-Merchantable Forest Biomass. Forest Policy and Economics (forthcoming).

Latta GS, DM Adams, KP Bell, JD Kline. 2016. Evaluating land-use and private forest management responses to a potential forest carbon offset sales program in western Oregon (USA). Forest Policy and Economics 65:1–8.

Haim D, DM Adams, EM White. 2014. Determinants of demand for wood products markets in the U.S. construction sector: an econometric analysis of a system of demand equations. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44(10):1217-1226.  

White EM, G Latta, RJ Alig, KE Skog, DM Adams. 2013. Biomass Production from the U.S. Forest and Agriculture Sectors in Support of a Renewable Electricity Standard.  Energy Policy 58(2013): 64-74.

Adams DM, CA Montgomery. 2013. “Economic Analysis of Forest Products Markets,” Chapter136 in Shogren, J (ed.), Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. Elsevier Science, San Diego.

Chimeli AB, Boyd RG, DM Adams. 2012. International Timber Markets and Tropical Deforestation: The Evidence from Prices. Applied Economics 44(10): 1303-1314.

Adams DM, R Alig, G Latta, EM White. 2011. Regional impacts of a program for private forest carbon offset sales. Journal of Forestry 109(8):444-453.

Temesgen H, B Eskelson, TC Maness, DM Adams, HE Burkhart. 2011. Teaching in contemporary forest resources curricula: applications to courses in forest measurements and biometrics. Journal of Forestry 109(7):371-377.

Latta GS, DM Adams, RJ Alig, E White. 2011. Simulated Effects of Mandatory versus Voluntary Participation in Private Forest Carbon Offset Markets in the United States. Journal of Forest Economics 17:127-141.

Sjølie HK, GS Latta, DM Adams, B Solberg. 2011. Impacts of agent information assumptions in forest sector modeling. Journal of Forest Economics 17: 169-184.

Im E, DM Adams, GS Latta. 2010. The Impacts of Changes in Federal Timber Harvest on Forest Carbon Sequestration in Western Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 1710-1723.

Baker JS, BA McCarl, BC Murray, SK Rose, RJ 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 (P17) 7:1-5 ( http://www.aaea.org/publications/policy-issues/ )

Alig R, G  Latta, D Adams, 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 12:67–75.

Latta G, H Temesgen, D Adams, T Barrett. 2010.  Analysis of Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Forests of the United States Pacific Northwest. Forest Ecology and Management 259:720-729.

Thompson, M., D. Adams, and K. N. Johnson. 2009. The albedo effect and forest carbon offset design. Journal of Forestry 107(8):425-431.

Thompson, M., D. Adams, J. Sessions. 2009. Radiative Forcing and the Optimal Rotation Age. Ecological Economics 68(August):2713-2720.

Helvoigt, T. L. and D. M. Adams. 2009. A stochastic frontier analysis of technical progress, efficiency change and productivity growth in the US Pacific Northwest sawmill industry. Journal of Forest Policy and Economics 11:280–287.

Helvoigt, T. L. and D. M. Adams. 2008. Data envelopment analysis of technical efficiency and productivity growth in the US Pacific Northwest sawmill industry. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38(10):2553-2565.

Adams, DM, RW Haynes (eds.) 2007. Resource and Market Projections for Forest Policy Development: Twenty-Five Years of Experience with the U.S. RPA Timber Assessment. Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht. 589 pp.