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David J Lewis

Professor and Castle Chair in Resource and Rural Economics
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Office: 541-737-1334

Ballard Extension Hall

Ballard Extension Hall 200A

2591 SW Campus Way

2591 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fields: Environmental and resource economics, land and forest resources, ecosystem services, conservation science, climate change and natural resources, non-market valuation.

I specialize in environmental and natural resource economics. My research addresses economic issues related to land use, ecosystem service provision, and conservation science. I use microeconomic theory and micro-econometric tools to study how landowners make decisions, how land-use decisions affect ecosystem services, how the public values ecosystem services, and how conservation policy can be designed to provide ecosystem services. My recent applications focus on threatened species conservation and climate change adaptation in forestry. Past applications have focused on topics such as land-use change, land conservation, lakeshore development, biodiversity management, protected areas and open-space, coastal ecosystem service provision, organic agriculture, land development impacts on water withdrawals, and invasive species management in lakes.

For a list of my research publications please see my Vita and also refer to my Google Scholar page.

For more detailed information on my projects, please visit my research projects webpage.