Yeon-Su Kim, Ph.D - Professor

kim Research Interests

Ecological Economics, including payments for ecosystem services, regional economic impact analysis, community forestry

My path is on the science and policy interface where ecological sustainability overlaps with social and economic sustainability. Through economic valuation of ecosystem services and regional economic impact analysis, I aspire to contribute to the betterment of life for those in rural communities of the American southwest, as well as those in developing countries, while enhancing ecological sustainability.

 The specific topics include 1) economics of ecological restoration and fuels reduction treatments in the American southwest; 2) REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) feasibility analysis; 3) factors promoting collective actions for sustainable forest management in developing countries.  


B.S., Seoul National University, Korea, 1992
M.S. Seoul National University, Korea, 1994
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1998

Contact Information

Office: Building 82 - Room 233
Phone: 928.523.6643

Selected Publications

Publications are listed at Google Scholar.