Positions

Overview

  • My research focuses on practical forest management and forestry economics issues of New England and Atlantic Canada. I am specifically interested in economic and ecological outcomes of silviculture in northern hardwoods and how to help landowners make better decisions about managing these stands. In addition, I collaborate with colleagues in Japan and France on forest management and economics questions. One consequence of this international work is that I am marginally proficient in Japanese and French.

    I teach Forest Management, the capstone course for the Forestry program. With permission of the student's academic advisor, Forest Management may serve as the capstone course in other NREN programs. There is also a graduate level offering of that course.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Forage productivity and profitability in newly-established open pasture, silvopasture, and thinned forest production systemsAgroforestry Systems.  93:51-65. 2019
    2017 Case Study: Economic viability of producing animal bedding from low quality and small diameter trees using a wood shaving machineThe Professional Animal Scientist.  33:771-779. 2017
    2015 Toward Understanding Economic and Ecological Outcomes of Selection Silviculture of Northern Hardwoods in New EnglandJournal of Sustainable Forestry.  34:319-342. 2015
    2015 Effects of Whole-Tree Harvesting on Species Composition of Tree and Understory Communities in a Northern Hardwood ForestOpen Journal of Forestry.  05:235-253. 2015
    2013 New frontiers of forest economicsForest Policy and Economics.  35:1-8. 2013
    2013 Whole-tree harvesting and site productivity: Twenty-nine northern hardwood sites in central New Hampshire and western MaineForest Ecology and Management.  293:114-121. 2013
    2012 Conflict management and community support for conservation in the Northern Forest: Case studies from MaineForest Policy and Economics.  20:66-71. 2012
    2008 Incorporating social factors to improve the Japanese forest zoning processForest Policy and Economics.  10:161-173. 2008
    2003 Transborder interactions in the sawmill industry of Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec: A survey analysisForestry Chronicle.  79:936-947. 2003
    2001 The forester’s dilemma: paradoxes in the criteria and indicators for sustainable forestry.Bois et Forêts des Tropiques.  270:75-84. 2001
    1995 MAINE STUMPAGE PRICES - CHARACTERISTICS AND TRENDS FROM 1963 TO 1990Forest Products Journal.  45:31-36. 1995
    1990 KONIG-FAUSTMANNISM - A CRITIQUE - COMMENT 1Forest Science.  36:175-176. 1990
    1988 Management Impacts on Christmas Tree ReturnsNorthern Journal of Applied Forestry.  5:51-55. 1988
    1986 FORESTRY LIMITED PARTNERSHIPSJournal of Forestry.  84:39-43. 1986
    1986 CHRISTMAS TREE PRODUCTION COSTS AND RETURNS MODELNEW HAMPSHIRE AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION RESEARCH REPORT.  1-34. 1986
    1985 ESTATE PLANNING FOR NONINDUSTRIAL FOREST OWNERSLand Economics.  61:363-371. 1985

    Book

    Year Title
    2001 Forest Management: To Sustain Ecological, Economic, and Social Values 2001

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2011 Development of a Forest Network System to Improve the Zoning Process: A Case Study in Japan.  252-272. 2011

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2010 Managing Forest Stands for Biodiversity in the Northeast United States: An Ecological Economics AnalysisPROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST GLOBAL FORUM OF ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS IN FORESTRY. 185-197. 2010
    2001 Implicit and explicit paradoxes in managing certified forests in the United StatesCRITERIA AND INDICATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT AT THE FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT LEVEL. 237-245. 2001
    1999 Emerging human values of forest resources - A Japan-United Stares comparisonGLOBAL CONCERNS FOR FOREST RESOURCE UTILIZATION. 137-148. 1999
    1993 MATCHING FOREST SOILS RESEARCH WITH NORTHEASTERN LAND-USE TRENDSAGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES : CRITICAL REVIEW AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES. 59-66. 1993

    Principal Investigator On

  • Perkins Grant FY2019  awarded by CCSNH Community College System of NH 2018 - 2019
  • UNH Collaborative Work With the USDA Northeast Climate Hub  awarded by US DA, United States Forest Service 2014 - 2019
  • Sustainable Forest Biofuels - Productivity and Economics Impacts of Whole Tree versus Conventional Harvesting Methods  awarded by University of Maine 2011 - 2012
  • Sustainable Forest Biofuels - Productivity and Economics Impacts of Whole Tree versus Conventional Harvesting Methods  awarded by University of Maine 2010 - 2011
  • PFP: Pakistan 2011 Project  awarded by BCP International Ltd 2011
  • Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness - Partners for Peace New Hampshire 2008 Program  awarded by US DOD, Department of Defense 2008
  • Civil Military Emergency Preparedness NH  awarded by US DOD, Army 2006
  • 2005 Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness New Hampshire  awarded by US DOD, Army 2005
  • Civil Military Emergency Preparedness  awarded by US DOD, Army 2004
  • Partnership for Peace  awarded by US DOD, Army 2003 - 2004
  • Forest Development Communities in Rural Southern Quebec  awarded by Canadian Embassy 1999 - 2000
  • NH Current Use Assessment:Analysis of Prices/Discount Rates  awarded by New Hampshire Timberlands Owners' Association 1999 - 2000
  • Securitization of Timberland Investment: A Market Analysis  awarded by Hancock Timber Resources Group 1999 - 2000
  • NH Timber Harvest Database  awarded by New Hampshire Timberlands Owners' Association 1998 - 1999
  • Peace Corps Strategy  awarded by US Peace Corps 1998 - 1999
  • Optimal Auto-process Control of Kiln Drying NE Hardwoods  awarded by University of Maine 1993 - 1995
  • Northern Forest Lands Resource Policies  awarded by US DA, United States Forest Service 1992 - 1993
  • Teaching Activities

  • Forest Management Taught course 2018
  • Forest Management Taught course 2018
  • Forest Management Taught course 2017
  • Forest Management Taught course 2017
  • Forest Management Taught course 2016
  • Forest Management Taught course 2016
  • Forest Management Taught course 2015
  • Forest Management Taught course 2015
  • Forest Management Taught course 2014
  • Forest Management Taught course 2014
  • Economics of Forestry Taught course 2014
  • Economics of Forestry Taught course 2014
  • Forestland Measurement&Mapping Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Natural Resources/Forestry, University of Maine
  • M.F. Forestry, Duke University
  • Ph.D. Forest Management, Oregon State University
  • Full Name

  • Theodore Howard