Yeon-Su Kim, Ph.D - Professor
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.
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
B.S., Seoul National University, Korea, 1992
M.S. Seoul National University, Korea, 1994
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1998
Office: Building 82 - Room 233
S., E. Nielsen, and Y.-S. Kim. 2012. Challenges of Opportunity Cost Analysis in Planning REDD+: A
Honduran Case Study of Social and Cultural Values Associated with
Indigenous Forest Uses. Forests 2012, 3(2), 244-264;
J.S., R.W. Joo, and Y.-S. Kim.
2012 Forest transition in South Korea: Reality, path
and drivers. Land Use Policy
29:198– 207 IF:2.360
and E. E. Hjerpe. 2011. Chapter 14 Merging Economics and Ecology in
Ecological Restoration Projects. in Dave Egan, Evan Hjerpe, and Jesse
Abrams (editors). Integrating Nature
and Culture: Exploring the Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration.
Island Press (in press) ISBN 978-1-59726-690-1
T., Y.-S. Kim, and M. Hurteau. 2011. Investing in Natural
Capital: Using Economic Incentives to Overcome Barriers to Forest
Restoration. Restoration Ecology 19(4):
Y.-S. 2010. Ecological Restoration as Economic
Stimulus: A Regional Analysis. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern
Arizona University. ERI–Issues in Forest Restoration, 20p.
G., Y.-S. Kim, D.
Hospodarsky, and A. Tecle. 2009. Factors Driving Deforestation in
Common-Pool Resources in Northern Mexico. Journal of Environmental Management 90(1): 331-340 IF:2.760
E.E., and Y.-S. Kim. 2008.
Economic impacts of national forest fuels reduction programs in the
Southwest. Journal of Forestry 106(6): 311-316
A., Y.-S. Kim, and P.J. Daugherty. 2006. What Makes Community Forest
Management Successful: A meta-study from community forestry throughout the
world. Society and Natural
Resources V19(1):33-52 IF:1.594
Dr. Kim's publications are also listed at Google Scholar.