Ching-Hsun Huang, Ph.D. - Associate Professor

huang Research and Teaching Interests

Forest Economics, Optimal Forest Management, Carbon Sequestration, Market and Non-market Ecosystem Services

I am interested in applying economic theory to allocate scarce resources among competing uses in the most efficient way. I have diverse research interests that include multiple-use forestry, optimal forest management, economic tradeoffs in forest management, carbon sequestration, tradable carbon rights, potential income sources for forest landowners and economic opportunities of Arizona's Native American tribes.

Education

B.S., Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1990
M.S., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1993
Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1999

Contact Information

Office: Building 82 - Room 236
Phone: 928.523.7502
Email: Ching.Huang@nau.edu  

Selected Publications

Bagdon, B., and Huang, C. 2014. Carbon Stocks and Climate Change: Management Implications in Northern Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forests. Forests 2014, 5(4), 620-642; doi:10.3390/f5040620. Available at http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/5/4/620.

Huang, C., Finkral, A.J., Sorensen, C., and Kolb, T.E.  2013.  Towards Full Economic Valuation of Forest Fuels-Reduction Treatments.  Journal of Environmental Management.  130 (2013) 221-231.

Vegh, T., Huang, C., and Finkral, A.J. 2013. Carbon Credit Possibilities and Economic Implications of Fuel Reduction Treatments. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 28(2): 57-65.

Huang, C., and Sorensen C. 2011. The Economic Value of Selling Carbon Credits from Restored Forests: A Case Study from the Navajo Nation’s Tribal Forests. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 26(1):37-45.

Sorensen, C., Finkral, A.J., Kolb, T.E., and Huang, C. 2011. Short- and long-term effects of thinning and prescribed fire on carbon stocks in ponderosa pine stands in northern Arizona. Forest Ecology and Management. 261:460-472.

Huang, C., and Sorensen C. September 2010. Exploring the Potential of Obtaining Carbon Credits for Restoration Activities on Navajo Tribal Forest Lands. Ecological Restoration Institute.

Huang, C. 2009. Economics of Northern Bobwhite and Timber Management in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Wildlife Management. 73(8):1355-1361.

Waring, K.M., D.M. Reboletti, L.A.. Mork, C. Huang, R.W. Hofstetter, A.M. Garcia, P.Z. Fulé, and T.S. Davis. 2009. Modeling the Impacts of Two Bark Beetle Species under a Warming Climate in the Southwestern USA: Ecological and Economic Consequences. Environmental Management. 44(4):824-835. DOI 10.1007/s00267-009-9342-4.

Huang, C. and Kronrad, G.D. 2006. Effect of Carbon Revenues on the Rotation and Profitability of Loblolly Pine Plantations. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 30(1):1-9.

Huang, C. and Kronrad, G.D. 2006. Effect of Carbon Revenues on the Rotation and Profitability of Loblolly Pine Plantations. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 30(1):1-9.

Huang, C., G.D. Kronrad and J. Morton. 2005. The Financially Optimal Loblolly Pine Planting Density and Management Regime for Nonindustrial Private Forestland in East Texas. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 29(1):16-21.

Huang, C., G.D. Kronrad and J. Morton. 2005. The Financially Optimal Loblolly Pine Planting Density and Management Regime for Nonindustrial Private Forestland in East Texas. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 29(1):16-21.

Huang, C. and Kronrad, G.D. 2004. Economic Analysis of Carbon Sequestration in Northern Red Oak in the United States. World Resource Review. 16(2):147-156.

Huang, C., and G.D. Kronrad. 2004. Economic Analysis of Pruning and Low Density Management Compared to Traditional Management of Loblolly Pine Plantations in East Texas. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 28(1):12-20.

Huang, C., Bates, R., G.D. Kronrad, and S. Cheng. 2004. Economic Analyses of Sequestering Carbon in Loblolly Pine, Cherrybark Oak and Northern Red Oak in the United States. Environmental Management. Vol. 33 Supplement 1, pp. S187–S199. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-003-9129-y.

Huang, C. and Kronrad, G.D. 2004. Economic Analysis of Carbon Sequestration in Northern Red Oak in the United States. World Resource Review. 16(2):147-156.

Huang, C., and G.D. Kronrad. 2004. Economic Analysis of Pruning and Low Density Management Compared to Traditional Management of Loblolly Pine Plantations in East Texas. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 28(1):12-20.

Huang, C., Bates, R., G.D. Kronrad, and S. Cheng. Published online: 20 January 2004. Economic Analyses of Sequestering Carbon in Loblolly Pine, Cherrybark Oak and Northern Red Oak in the United States. Environmental Management. Volume 33 Supplement.

Huang, C., G.D. Kronrad, and S. Cheng. 2003. Economic Analysis of Sequestering Carbon in Green Ash Forests in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL. 3:731-740.

Kronrad, G.D., S. Cheng, and C. Huang. 2003. Sequestering Carbon in Forests in the Lower Mississippi River Valley in the United States: An Economic Analysis. World Resource Review. 15(3):319-335.

Huang, C., G.D. Kronrad, and S. Cheng. 2003. Economic Analysis of Sequestering Carbon in Green Ash Forests in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL. 3:731-740.

Huang, C., and G.D. Kronrad. February 2002. Financially Optimal Thinning and Final Harvest Schedules for Loblolly Pine Plantations on Nonindustrial Private Forestland. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 26(1):13-17.

Huang, C., and G.D. Kronrad. February 2002. Financially Optimal Thinning and Final Harvest Schedules for Loblolly Pine Plantations on Nonindustrial Private Forestland. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 26(1):13-17.

Huang, C., and G.D. Kronrad. 2002. The Cost of Sequestering Carbon in Forests of the Southern United States. World Resource Review. Vol. 14, No. 3, P. 385-397.

Huang, C., and G.D. Kronrad. 2001. The Cost of Sequestering Carbon on Private Forest Lands. Forest Policy and Economics. P. 133-142.