Dr. Daowei Zhangis Alumni and George Peak Jr. Professor of Forest Economics and Policy at Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from two Chinese forestry universities (Southcentral Sci-Tec University of Forestry, 1984, and Beijing Forestry University, 1989) in forest science and forest economics, respectively, and his Ph.D. in forest economics from the University of British Columbia in 1994. He worked as a assistant researcher for Ministry of Forestry and an economist/project manager for State Investment Corporation of Forestry in Beijing, a research assistant and teaching assistant for University of British Columbia Faculty of Forestry, and a research assistant for Lakehead University School of Forestry in Canada. He joined Auburn University faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1994, reaching Associate Professor in 1999 and Professor in 2003.
Dr. Zhang has taught Forest Policy, Natural Resource Policy, Forest Economics, Forest Sector Economics, Advanced Forest Economics, and Advanced Forest Policy. His research interests are the economic and policy aspects of natural resource management. Specifically he is interested in property rights, environmental policy, political economy, institutional economics, forest products trade, forest investment and finance, land use, private forest management, forest-based economic development, and international forestry.
Dr. Zhang served on the Board of Director of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation (2000-2006), the Editorial Board of Forest Science (2007-2011) and Southern Journal of Applied Forestry (2002-2005). He is a recipient of an Auburn Author Award by Auburn University in 2011 and 2012, Award in Forest Science from the Society of American Foresters in 2009, a BC Forum Distinguished Lecturer in Forest Economics and Policy at the University of British Columbia in 2008, a Research Recognition Award and the Director’s Research Award from Alabama Agricultural Experimental Station in 2001 and 2002 respectively, and a regional forestry extension award in 1996.
Economic and policy aspects of natural resource management: Property rights, environmental regulations, institutional economics, political economy, private forest management, forest products trade, land use, forest-based economic development, forest investment and finance, and international forestry
Developing programs and publications to meet the information needs for forest products industry, private forest landowners, and relevant pubic agencies on forest economics and policy matters.
Forest Policy, Forest Economics, Forest Industry Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Advanced Forest Policy, Advanced Forest Economics
D. Zhang, and X. Sun 2013. Assistance Foresters and Nonindustrial Private Forest Management in Alabama. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. Forthcoming.
Harou, P., C. Cheng, and D. Zhang. 2013. The Alternate Test in Forestry. Forest Policy and Economics. Forthcoming.
Zhang, D., L. Meng, and M. Polyakov. 2013. Determinants of the Prices of Bare Forestlands and Pre-merchantable Timber Stands: A Spatial Hedonic Study. Forest Science. Forthcoming.
Nagubadi, R., and D. Zhang. 2013. U.S. Imports for Canadian Softwood Lumber in the Context of Trade Dispute: A Co-integration Approach. Forest Science. Forthcoming.
Zhang, D., B. Butler, and R. Nagubadi. 2012. Institutional Timberland Ownership in the U.S. South, Magnitude, Location, Dynamics, and Management. Journal of Forestry 110 (7): 355-361. PDF file
Godwin, Joseph, and D. Zhang. 2012. Political Pressure: An Examination of U.S. Senators’ Actions in Restricting Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Meng, L., and D. Zhang. 2012. Impacts of Property Tax on Land Use Change Decisions in Georgia. Urban Ecosystems. PDF file
Nagubadi, R., and D. Zhang. 2011. Bilateral Foreign Direct Investment in Forest Industry between the U. S. and Canada. Forest Policy and Economics 13(5): 338-344. PDF file
Sun, Xing, and D. Zhang. 2011. An Event Analysis of Industrial Timberland Sales on Shareholder Values of Major U.S. Forest Products Firms. Forest Policy and Economics 13(5): 396-401. PDF file
Majumdar, S., D. Zhang, and Y. Zhang. 2011. Estimating Regional Softwood Lumber Supply in the United States Using Seemingly Unrelated Regression. Forest Products Journal 60(7/8): 709-714. PDF file
Zhang, D., and M. Polyakov. 2010. The Geographical Distribution of Plantation Forests and Land Resources Potentially Available for Pine Plantation in the U.S. South. Biomass and Bioenery 34(12):1631-1642. PDF file
Nagubadi, R., and D. Zhang. 2010. Urbanization Effects of Timberland Ownership Class: A Modified Multinomial Logit Analysis. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 34(3):101-109. PDF file
Nagubadi, R., H. Thompson, and D. Zhang. 2009. Productivity, Imports, and Softwood Lumber Dispute Phases. International Trade Journal 23(3): 301-324. PDF file
Zhang, D., and Y. Li. 2009. Forest Endowment, Logging Restrictions, and China’s Wood Products Trade. China Economic Review 20: 46-53. PDF file
Polyakov, M., and D. Zhang. 2008. Population Gravity and Land Use Change at Watershed Level. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(2): 649-666. PDF file
Li, Y., D. Zhang, and R. Nagubadi. 2008. Productivity in the U.S. and Canadian Sawmill Industries: A Nonparametric Programming Analysis. Forest Products Journal 58(12): 33-40. PDF file
Nagubadi, R., and D. Zhang. 2008. Foreign direct investment outflows in the forest products industry: the case of the United States and Japan. International Forestry Review 10(4): 632-640. PDF file
Zhang, D., H. Wang, and J. Cao. 2008. An Analysis of China’s Forest Resource Valuation Guidelines: In Comparison and Contrast with A Legal Case in the United States. Forest Economics (in Chinese) 189: 74-79. PDF file
Polyakov, M., and D. Zhang. 2008. Property Tax and Land Use Change. Land Economics 84(3): 396-408. PDF file
Li, Y., and D. Zhang. 2008. A Gravity Model Analysis of China’s Pulp and Paper Products Trade. TAPPI Journal 91(9): 28-32. PDF file
Li, Y., and D. Zhang. 2008. A Spatial Panel Data Analysis of Tree Planting in the U.S. South. Sothern Journal of Applied Forestry 31(4): 175-182. PDF file
Zhang, D., and E. Owiredu. 2007. Land Tenure, Market and the Establishment of Forest Plantations in Ghana. Forest Policy and Economics 9: 602-610. PDF file
Nagubadi, R., and D. Zhang. 2006. Production Structure and Input Substitution in Canadian Sawmill and Wood Preservation Industry. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36: 3007-3014. PDF file
Zhang, D., and R. Nagubadi. 2006. Total Factor Productivity Growth in Sawmills and Wood Preservation Industry in the U.S. and Canada: A Comparative Study. Forest Science 52(5): 511-521. PDF file
Li, Y., and D. Zhang. 2006. Incidence of the 1996 U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement among Landowners, Loggers, and Lumber Manufacturers in the U.S. South. Forest Science: 52(4): 422-431. PDF file
Nagubadi, R., and D. Zhang. 2006. Competitiveness in the Sawmills and Wood Preservation Industry in the United States and Canada. Forest Science 52(4):340-352. PDF file
Zhang, D. 2006. Property Rights Reform in State-Owned Forest Enterprises: An Inquiry. Forest Economics (in Chinese) 162: 16-21 & 167: 13-19. PDF file
Sun, C., and D. Zhang. 2006. Timber Harvesting Margins in the South U.S.: A Temporal and Spatial Analysis. Forest Science 52(2): 273-280. PDF file
Laband, D., and D. Zhang. 2006. Citations, Publications, and Perceptions-Based Rankings of the Research Impact of North American Forestry Programs. Journal of Forestry 104(5): 254-261. PDF file
Bhattarai, G.R., U. Hatch, and D. Zhang. 2006. Measuring Socioeconomic Influences on Land Use Distribution at Watershed Level: A Multinomial Logit Analysis. International Journal of Ecology and Development 4(6): 23-34. PDF file
Zhang, D., A. Hussian, and J. Armstrong. 2006. Supply of Hunting Leases in Alabama. Human Dimension of Wildlife 11(1): 1-14. PDF File
Zhang, D. 2006. Welfare Impacts of the 1996 U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement: An Update. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36: 255-261. PDF file
Brown, R.M., and Zhang, D. 2005. Estimating Supply Elasticity for Disaggregated Paper Products: A Primal Approach. Forest Science 51(6): 570-577. PDF File
Zhang, Y. D. Zhang, and J. Shelhas. 2005. Small-scale Non-industrial Private Forest Ownership in the United States: Rationale and Implications for Forest Management. Silva Fennica 39(3): 443-454. PDF File
Brown, R.M., and Zhang, D. 2005. The Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s Impact on U.S. South Stumpage Markets. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35:2056-2064. PDF File
Mehmood, S. and D. Zhang. 2005. Determinants of Forest Landowner Participation in the Endangered Species Act Safe Harbor Program. Human Dimension of Wildlife 10:249-257. PDF File
Lockaby, B.G., D. Zhang, J. McDaniel, H. Tian, and S. Pan. 2005. Interdisciplinary research at the urban-rural interface: The West GA project. Urban Ecosystems 8(1):7-21. PDF File
Zhang, D. and R.V. Nagubadi. 2005. Timberland Use in the Southern United States. Forest Policy and Economics 7:721-731. PDF File
Nagubadi, R.V. and D. Zhang. 2005. Timberland Use by Ownership and Forest Type in Alabama and Georgia. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 37(1): 173-186. PDF file
Zhang, D., and D. Laband. 2005. From Senators to the President: Solving the Lumber Problem or Else. Public Choice 123(3-4): 393-410. PDF file
Nagubadi, R.V., D. Zhang, J.P. Prestemon, and D.N. Wear. 2004. Softwood Lumber Products in the United States: Substitutes, Complements, or Unrelated? Forest Science 50(4):416-426. PDF file
Kinnucan, H., and D. Zhang. 2004. Incidence of the 1996 Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement and the Optimal Export Tax. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 52(1): 73-88. PDF file
Zhang, D. 2004. Endangered Species Act and Timber Harvesting: The Case of Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers. Economic Inquiry 42(1): 150-165. PDF file
Hussian. A., D. Zhang, and J. Armstrong. 2004. Willingness-to-pay for Hunting Leases in Alabama. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 28(1):21-27. PDF file
Sun, C., and D. Zhang. 2003. The Effect of Exchange Rate Volatility on U.S. Exports of Forest Products. Forest Science 49(5): 807-814. PDF file
Mehmood, S., Zhang, D., and J. Armstrong. 2003. Factors Associated with Declining in Hunting License Sales in Alabama. Human Dimension of Wildlife 8(4): 243-262. PDF file
Zhang, D., and S. Mehmood. 2002. Safe Harbor for the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker: Private Landowners Share their Views. Journal of Forestry 100 (July/August): 24-29. PDF file
Mehmood, S., and D. Zhang. 2002. Causes for Continuation of State Cost-Share Program for Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowners. Forest Science 48(3): 471-478. PDF file
Zhang, D. 2001. Welfare Impacts of the 1996 U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreements. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31(11): 1958-67. PDF file
Zhang, D., and W. Flick. 2001. Sticks, Carrots, and Reforestation Investment. Land Economics 77 (3): 443-56. PDF file
Sun, C., and D. Zhang. 2001. Forest Resources, Government Policy and the Investment Location Decisions of Forest Products Industry in the Southern United States. Forest Science 47 (2):169-77. PDF file
Zhang, D. 2001. Faustmann in An Uncertain Policy Environment. Forest Policy and Economics 2: 203-10. PDF file
Mehmood, S., and D. Zhang. 2001. A Roll Analysis of Endangered Species Act Amendments. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 83 (3): 501-12. PDF file
Zhang, D., and S. Mehmood. 2001. Predicting Non-industrial Private Forest Landowners Choices of A Forester in Harvesting and Tree Planting Assistance in Alabama. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 25 (3): 101-107. PDF file
Sun, C., and D. Zhang. 2001. Assessing the Financial Performance of Forestry-related Investment Vehicles: Capital Asset Pricing Model vs. Arbitrage Pricing Theory. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 83 (3): 617-28. PDF file
Zhang, D., and C. Sun. 2001. U.S.-Canada Trade Disputes and Softwood Lumber Price Volatility. Forest Products Journal 51 (4): 21-27. PDF file
Zhang, D. 2001. Why So Much Forestland in China Would Not Grow Trees? Management World (in Chinese) 3: 120-25. PDF file
Mehmood, S., and D. Zhang. 2001. Forest Parcelization in the United States: A Study of Contributing Factors. Journal of Forestry 99 (4): 30-34. PDF file
Jiang, H., and D. Zhang. 2000. Forest Investment Incentives and Property Rights. Agricultural Technical Economics (in Chinese) 1: 8-18. PDF file
Zhang, D., J. Liu, J. Granskog, and J. Gan. 1998. China: Changing Wood Products Markets. Forest Products Journal 49 (6): 14-20. PDF file
Zhang, D., S. Warren, and C. Bailey. 1998. The Role of Assistance Foresters on Nonindustrial Private Forest Management: Alabama Landowners Perspective. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 22 (2): 101-05. PDF file
Binkley, C.S., and D. Zhang. 1998. The Impact of Timber-Fee Increases on B.C. Forest Products Companies: An Economic and Policy Analysis. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 28 (4): 617-35. PDF file
Zhang, D., and P.H. Pearse. 1997. The Influence of the Form of Tenure on Reforestation in British Columbia. Forest Ecology and Management 98: 239-50. PDF file
Zhang, D. 1997. Inward and Outward Foreign Investment: The Case of U.S. Forest Industry. Forest Products Journal 47 (5): 29-35. PDF file
Zhang, D., and P. H. Pearse. 1996. Differences in Silvicultural Investment under Various Types of Forest Tenure in British Columbia. Forest Science 44 (4): 442-49. PDF file
Zhang, D. 1996. State Property Rights Laws: What, Where, and How? Journal of Forestry 94 (4): 10-15. PDF file
Flick, W.A., R. Tufts, and D. Zhang. 1996. Sweet Home as Forest Policy. Journal of Forestry 94 (4): 4-8. PDF file
Zhang, D. 1996. Forest Tenures and Land Value in British Columbia. Journal of Forest Economics 2 (1): 1-23. PDF file
Zhang, D., and C.S. Binkley. 1995. The Economic Impacts of Forest Policy Change in British Columbia: An Event Study. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 25 (6): 978-86. PDF file
Pearse, P.H., D. Zhang, and J. Leitch. 1995. Trends in Foreign Investment in Canada's Forest Industry. Canadian Business Economics 3 (3): 54-68. PDF File
Zhang, D., and C.S. Binkley. 1994. Informational Efficiency and Log Storage Returns of Vancouver Log Market. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24 (4): 550-57. PDF file
Duinker P. N., P. W. Matakala, and D. Zhang. 1991. Community Forestry and Its Implications for Northern Ontario. The Forestry Chronicle 67 (2): 131-35. PDF file
Zhang, D. 1988. Raising Timber Price and Revitalizing National Forest Industry Enterprises. Forestry Economics (in Chinese) 43: 45-49.
Zhang, D. 1988. Geography of Chinas Economic Forests. Economic Forest Research (in Chinese) 7: 65-71.
Zhang, D. 1987. Macro-scope Forestry Management in China: Challenge and Strategy. Forestry Work Research (in Chinese) 11 (7): 24-30.
Zhang, D. 2013. The Political Economy of Forestry. In S. Kant and J. Alavalapati (eds.) Handbook of Forest Economics. Earthscan. Forthcoming.
Zhang, D. 2012. The Political Economy in Forest Policy-making: Economic Efficiency and Beyond. In S. Kant (ed.) Post-Faustmann Forest Resource Economics: New Frontiers of Natural Resource Economics. Springer. PDF file
Polyakov, M. and D. Zhang. 2010. Land Use Dynamics along Urban-Rural Gradient: A Comparison of Modeling Approaches. Chapter 3 in Gan, J. Grado, S., and Munn, I. (eds) Global Change and Forestry: Economic and Policy Responses and Impacts. Nova Publishers. PDF file
Zhang, D., and J. Stanturf. Forest Plantations. Pp 1673-1680 in Jorgensen, Sven Erik and Fath, Brian D. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Ecology, 1st Edition, Elsevier B.V., Oxford. . PDF file
Nagubadi, R. and D. Zhang. 2007. Urbanization and Timberland Use Change in the Southern United States. Pp. 211-224 in Dube, Yves and Schmithüsen, Franz (eds) Cross-Sector Impacts on Forestry. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Zhang, D. 2004. Market, Policy Incentives, and Development of Forest Plantation Resources in the United States. In Incentives and the Development of Forest Plantation in Asia Pacific. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Asia Pacific Forestry Commission. Bangkok, Thailand. PDF file
Teeter, L., B. Cashore, and D. Zhang. (eds.). 2003. Public Policy for Private Forestry: Global and Domestic Challenges. CABI International, Wallingford, Oxon, UK.
Zhang, D. 2003. Policy Reform and Investment in Forestry. Chapter 5 (P. 85-108) in W.F. Hyde, B. Belcher, and J. Xu (eds.) China’s Forests: Global Lessons from Market Reforms. Resource for the Future, Washington, DC. PDF file
and S. Mehmood. (eds.) 2001.
Forest Law and Economics: Proceedings of the 31st
Zhang, D. (Translator). 1993. Introduction to Forestry Economics (Chinese Edition), Chinese Forestry Publishing House (This was a book written by Peter H. Pearse and first published in English in 1990 by UBC Press, Vancouver, Canada.)
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Zhang, D., and A. Hussain. Impact of U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Trade Dispute on Forest Products Companies: A Stock Market Perspective. PDF file
Zhang, D. and D. Laband. Economic and Environmental Implications of Reforestation Regulations. PDF File
Hussian, A., D. Zhang, and J. Armstrong . A Conjoint Analysis of Deer Hunters’ Preferences on Hunting Leases in Alabama. PDF File
Last updated: January 15, 2013