OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

White, Eric M.

Assistant Professor - Senior Research

Office Location: 
Peavy 109
Phone: 
541-737-8561
Email Address: 
Curriculum Vitae: 
Education: 

PhD, 2005, Nat. Res. Planning and Economics, Michigan State University
MS, 2001, Nat. Res. Mgmt and Policy, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
BS, 1999, Forestry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Areas of Interest: 

Natural resource economics, land use change, climate change policy, forest-sector bioenergy, outdoor recreation economics and measuring outdoor recreation use

Current Programs: 

Estimating the impacts of bioenergy and climate change policies on the forest sector in the U.S.; modeling the integrity of sequestered carbon and landowner behavior in afforestation for carbon sequestration; utilities and corporations as ecosystem service buyers: opportunities for rural communities; using a multi-agent-based model to better understand interactions between biophysical systems, natural resource management, and socioeconomic influences in a fire-prone landscape in central Oregon; measuring dispersed recreation use and recreation visitor spending on U.S. federal lands in support of the National Visitor Use Monitoring Program.

 

Graduate Students: Sean Cummings (MS); Darren Goodding (MS); Michael Hall (MS)

Courses: 
  • FOR 330  Forest Conservation Economics
  • FOR 432  Economics of Recreation Resources
  • FOR 550 Sustainable Forest Management
Recent Publications: 

Lurie, S. D.E. Bennet, S. Duncan, H. Gosnell, M.L. Hunter, A.T. Morzillo, C. Moseley, M. Nielsen- Pincus, R. Parker, and E.M. White. (accepted). PES marketplace development at the local scale: The Eugene Water and Electric Board as a local watershed services marketplace driver. Ecosystem Services.

Rosenberger, R., L. Bell, P. Champ, and E.M. White. (2013). Using benefit transfer to estimate the economic value of recreation losses in Rocky Mountain National Park due to mountain pine beetle outbreak. Western Economics Forum. 12(1): 31-39.

White, E.M., G. Latta, R. Alig, K. Skog, and D.M. Adams. (2013). Biomass production from the U.S. Forest and Agriculture sectors in support of a renewable electricity standard. Energy Policy. 58: 64-74.

Fischer, A.P., A. Korejwa, J. Koch., T. Spies, C. Olsen, E.M. White, and D. Jacobs. (2012). Using the Forest, People, Fire agent-based social network model to investigate interactions in social-ecological systems. Practicing Anthropology. 35(1): 8-13

Latta, G.S., D.M. Adams, R.J. Alig, and E.M. White (2011). Simulated effects of mandatory versus voluntary forest carbon offset markets in the United States. Journal of Forest Economics. 17(2): 127 –141.

Adams, D.M., R.J. Alig, G.S. Latta, and E.M. White (2011). Regional impacts of a program for forest carbon offset sales. Journal of Forestry. 109(8): 444 – 453.

Kline, J.D., R.S. Rosenberger, and E.M. White (2011). A national assessment of physical activity on US national forests. Journal of Forestry 109(6): 343 – 353.

White, E.M., R.J. Alig, and S.M. Stein. 2010. Socio-economic changes and forestland development: Commonalities and distinctions between the eastern and western USA. Journal of Forestry 1087:329-337.

Kline, J.D., and E.M. White—tech. coords. 2010. Land use planning ballot initiatives in the Pacific Northwest. Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-829. 55 p.

Kim, J.S., and E.M. White 2010. Washington and Oregon’s socioeconomic landscape and the impact on land-use referenda voting. In Land use planning ballot initiatives in the Pacific Northwest. Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-829.

White, E.M., and R.J. Alig 2010. Public and private forest ownership in the context of carbon sequestration and bioenergy feedstock production—existing research and research needs. In Economic Modeling of Effects of Climate Change on the Forest Sector and Mitigation Options: A Compendium of Briefing Papers. Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-833. pp. 143 – 161

White, E.M., R.J. Alig, and R.G. Haight 2010. The forest sector in a climate changed environment. In Economic Modeling of Effects of Climate Change on the Forest Sector and Mitigation Options: A Compendium of Briefing Papers. Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-833. pp. 1 – 30.

White, E.M. 2010. Woody biomass for bioenergy and biofuels in the United States—a Briefing Paper. Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-825. 45 p.

Fay, G., S. Colt, and E.M. White. 2010. Data survey and sampling procedures to quantify recreation use on national forests in Alaska. Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-808. 59 p.

White, E.M., A.T. Morzillo, and R.J. Alig. 2009. Past and projected rural land conversion in the US at state, regional, and national levels. Landscape and Urban Planning 892009: 37 – 48.

White, E.M., R.J. Alig, S.M. Stein, L.G. Mahal, and D.M. Theobald. 2009. A sensitivity analysis of ‘Forest on the Edge: Housing Development on America’s Private Forests.’ Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-792. 35 p.

White, E.M., and R. Mazza. 2008. A closer look at forests on the edge: Future development on private forests in three states. Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-758. 20 p.

White, E.M., and J.B. Wilson. 2008. National Visitor Use Monitoring implementation in Alaska. Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-740. 52 p.

White, E.M. and D.J. Stynes. 2008. National forest visitor spending averages and the influence of trip-type and recreation activity. Journal of Forestry 1161: 17 – 24.

Alig, R.J. and E.M. White. 2007. Projections of forestland and developed land areas in Washington. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 221: 29 – 35.

White, E.M. and L.A. Leefers. 2007. Influence of natural amenities on residential property values in a rural setting. Society and Natural Resources 20: 659 – 667.

Stein, S.M., R.J. Alig, E.M. White, S.J. Comas, M. Carr, M. Eley, and others. 2007. National forests on the edge: Development pressures on America’s national forests and grasslands. Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-728. 26 p.

White, E.M., S.J. Zarnoch, D.B.K. English. 2007. Area-specific recreation use estimation using the National Visitor Use Monitoring Program data. Portland, OR: USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-RN-557. 26 p.

Personal Interests: 

I enjoy travelling, and the usual outdoor activities in Oregon and elsewhere: hiking, camping, and canoeing. I enjoy watching baseball and am a fan of the Cincinnati Reds, the Detroit Tigers, and the Chicago Cubs—“wait until next year!” I also am a volunteer firefighter in my local community.