Theodore E. Howard

Research

My research focuses on practical forest management and forestry economics issues of New England and its Canadian neighbors.  I am specifically interested in small group selection systems in northern hardwoods and how to help landowners make better decisions about managing hardwood 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.

Detailed Description of Research Projects  

Education

  • 1982 Ph.D Forestry Economics, Oregon State University
  • 1974 Master of Forestry, Duke University
  • 1972 B.S. Natural Resource Management, Unversity of Maine

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NR 542: Forestland Measurement and Mapping
  • NR 643: Economics of Forestry
  • NR 745/845: Forest Management

Theodore Howard

Professor,
Forestry Economics

NREN Department CHAIR

Forestry Undergraduate Program Coordinator

tehoward@unh.edu
  603-862-2700


Selected Publications

Cottle, M. and T. Howard. 2012. Conflict management and community support for conservation in the Northern Forest: Case studies from Maine. Forest Policy and Economics http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2012.01.015

Howard, T. 2011. Sustaining Forests: Land Rent, Property Rights, and Forest Industry. International Journal of Environmental Consumerism Chapter 7: 45-51.

Sugimura, K. and T. Howard. 2010. Development of a forest network system to improve the zoning process – A case study in Japan. Chapter 12 in “Landscape Ecology and Forest Management: Challenges and Solutions in a Changing Globe”. Li, C., Lafortezza, R., and Chen, J., eds.  HEP-Springer.

Sugimura, K. and T. Howard. 2008.  Incorporating social factors to improve the Japanese forest zoning process. Forest Policy and Economics 10:161-173

Straussfogel, D., T. Howard, S. Masse, and D. Zhang.  2003. Transborder interactions in the sawmill industry of Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec: a survey analysis.  Forestry Chronicle. 79(5):936-947.

Howard, T. E.  2001. The forester’s dilemma: paradoxes in the criteria and indicators for sustainable forestry.  Bois et Forêts des Tropiques. 270(4):75-84.

Davis,  L.,  N. Johnson, T. Howard, and P. Bettinger. 2001. Forest Management: To Sustain Ecological, Economic, and Social Values.  4th edition.  McGraw-Hill.  815 pages.

Selected Service Activities

  • Co-Chair, President’s Panel on Internationalizing UNH, 2010-2011
  • University Strategic Planning, Globalization Working Group, 2009
  • Director, Center for International Education, 2001-2007