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Robert C. Abt

Robert C. Abt

Professor of Natural Resource Economics and Management
Office Phone: 919-515-7791
Address:
3126 Jordan Hall
Campus Box 8008
Raleigh, NC 27695-8008


Area of Expertise: Forest Economics and Management

Biography

Education

B.S. Georgia Tech. (1976)
M.S. University of Tennessee (1979)
Ph.D. University of CA, Berkeley (1984)

Research Interests

Regional timber supply modeling; Economics of agroforestry; Econometric applications in forestry

More details about Dr. Abt's research >>

Courses

NR 400/500 - Natural Resource Management
FOR 319 - Forest Economics

Publications

Carbon mitigation impacts of increased softwood lumber and structural panel use for nonresidential-construction in the United States

May 9, 2016

Nepal, P., Skog, K. E., McKeever, D. B., Bergman, R. D., Abt, K. L., & Abt, R. C. (2016). Carbon mitigation impacts of increased softwood lumber and structural panel use for nonresidential-construction in the United States. Forest Products Journal, 66(1-2), 77-87.

Sustainability guidelines and forest market response: An assessment of European Union pellet demand in the southeastern United States

May 9, 2016

Galik, C. S., & Abt, R. C. (2016). Sustainability guidelines and forest market response: An assessment of European Union pellet demand in the southeastern United States. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 8(3), 658-669.

Meeting renewable energy and land use objectives through public-private biomass supply partnerships

June 27, 2016

Galik, C. S., Abt, R. C., Latta, G., Meley, A., & Henderson, J. D. (2016). Meeting renewable energy and land use objectives through public-private biomass supply partnerships. Applied Energy, 172, 264-274.

Projecting potential adoption of genetically engineered freeze-tolerant eucalyptus in the United States

June 29, 2015

Wear, D. N., Dixon, E., Abt, R. C., & Singh, N. (2015). Projecting potential adoption of genetically engineered freeze-tolerant eucalyptus in the United States. Forest Science, 61(3), 466-480.

Linking state-and-transition simulation and timber supply models for forest biomass production scenarios

July 19, 2015

Abt, R. C., McKerrow, A., & Collazo, J. (2015). Linking state-and-transition simulation and timber supply models for forest biomass production scenarios. AIMS Environmental Science, 2(2), 180-202.

The environmental and economic effects of regional bioenergy policy in the southeastern US

December 30, 2015

Galik, C. S., Abt, R. C., Latta, G., & Vegh, T. (2015). The environmental and economic effects of regional bioenergy policy in the southeastern US. Energy Policy, 85, 335-346.

Carbon savings with transatlantic trade in pellets: accounting for market-driven effects

January 25, 2016

Wang, W. W., Dwivedi, P., Abt, R., & Khanna, M. (2015). Carbon savings with transatlantic trade in pellets: accounting for market-driven effects. Environmental Research Letters, 10(11).

Economics, environmental impacts, and supply chain analysis of cellulosic biomass for biofuels in the Southern US: pine, eucalyptus, unmanaged hardwoods, forest residues, switchgrass, and sweet sorghum

May 2, 2014

Daystar, J., Gonzalez, R., Reeb, C., Venditti, R., Treasure, T., Abt, R., & Kelley, S. (2014). Economics, environmental impacts, and supply chain analysis of cellulosic biomass for biofuels in the Southern US: pine, eucalyptus, unmanaged hardwoods, forest residues, switchgrass, and sweet sorghum. BioResources, 9(1), 393-444.

Assessing independent variables used in econometric modeling forest land use or land cover change: A meta-analysis

September 2, 2014

Jeuck, J. A., Cubbage, F. W., Abt, R. C., Bardon, R. E., McCarter, J. B., Coulston, J. W., & Renkow, M. A. (2014). Assessing independent variables used in econometric modeling forest land use or land cover change: A meta-analysis. Forests, 5(7), 1532-1564.

Forest carbon accounting considerations in US bioenergy policy

December 22, 2014

Miner, R. A., Abt, R. C., Bowyer, J. L., Buford, M. A., Malmsheimer, R. W., O'Laughlin, J., Oneil, E. E., Sedjo, R. A., & Skog, K. E. (2014). Forest carbon accounting considerations in US bioenergy policy. Journal of Forestry, 112(6), 591-606.

Global timber investments and trends, 2005-2011

February 15, 2015

Cubbage, Frederick, & Abt, Robert. (2014). Global timber investments and trends, 2005-2011. (Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Planted Forests, ).

A real options model to assess the role of flexibility in forestry and agroforestry adoption and disadoption in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley

February 18, 2013

Frey, G. E., Mercer, D. E., Cubbage, F. W., & Abt, R. C. (2013). A real options model to assess the role of flexibility in forestry and agroforestry adoption and disadoption in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Agricultural Economics, 44(1), 73-91.

Impact of harvest-level changes on carbon accumulation and timber stumpage prices in Mississippi

September 23, 2013

Nepal, P., Grala, R. K., Grebner, D. L., & Abt, R. C. (2013). Impact of harvest-level changes on carbon accumulation and timber stumpage prices in Mississippi. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, 37(3), 160-168.

The effect of assessment scale and metric selection on the greenhouse gas benefits of woody biomass

September 17, 2012

Galik, C. S., & Abt, R. C. (2012). The effect of assessment scale and metric selection on the greenhouse gas benefits of woody biomass. Biomass and Bioenergy, 44, 1-7.

Effect of bioenergy demands and supply response on markets, carbon, and land use

December 6, 2012

Abt, K. L., Abt, R. C., & Galik, C. (2012). Effect of bioenergy demands and supply response on markets, carbon, and land use. Forest Science, 58(5), 523-539.

Converting Eucalyptus biomass into ethanol: Financial and sensitivity analysis in a co-current dilute acid process. Part II

March 31, 2011

Gonzalez, R., Treasure, T., Phillips, R., Jameel, H., Saloni, D., Abt, R., & Wright, J. (2011). Converting Eucalyptus biomass into ethanol: Financial and sensitivity analysis in a co-current dilute acid process. Part II. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(2), 767-772.

Exploring the potential of Eucalyptus for energy production in the Southern United States: Financial analysis of delivered biomass. Part I

March 31, 2011

Gonzalez, R., Treasure, T., Wright, J., Saloni, D., Phillips, R., Abt, R., & Jameel, H. (2011). Exploring the potential of Eucalyptus for energy production in the Southern United States: Financial analysis of delivered biomass. Part I. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(2), 755-766.

Empirical analysis of climate change impact on loblolly pine plantations in the Southern United States

November 11, 2011

Huang, J., Abt, B., Kindermann, G., & Ghosh, S. (2011). Empirical analysis of climate change impact on loblolly pine plantations in the Southern United States. Natural Resource Modeling, 24(4), 445-476.

Biomass to energy in the southern united states: supply chain and delivered cost

November 21, 2011

Gonzalez, R., Phillips, R., Saloni, D., Jameel, H., Abt, R., Pirraglia, A., & Wright, J. (2011). Biomass to energy in the southern united states: supply chain and delivered cost. BioResources, 6(3), 2954-2976.

Forest biomass supply for bioenergy production and its impacts on roundwood markets in Tennessee

April 6, 2012

Guo, Z. M., Hodges, D. G., & Abt, R. C. (2011). Forest biomass supply for bioenergy production and its impacts on roundwood markets in Tennessee. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, 35(2), 80-86.

Economic potential of agroforestry and forestry in the lower mississippi alluvial valley with incentive programs and carbon payments

December 17, 2010

Frey, G. E., Mercer, D. E., Cubbage, F. W., & Abt, R. C. (2010). Economic potential of agroforestry and forestry in the lower mississippi alluvial valley with incentive programs and carbon payments. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, 34(4), 176-185.

Global timber investments, wood costs, regulation, and risk

January 14, 2011

Cubbage, F., Koesbandana, S., Mac Donagh, P., Rubilar, R., Balmelli, G., Olmos, V. M., De La Torre, R., Murara, M., Hoeflich, V. A., Kotze, H., Gonzalez, R., Carrero, O., Frey, G., Adams, T., Turner, J., Lord, R., Huang, J., & MacIntyre, C. (2010). Global timber investments, wood costs, regulation, and risk. Biomass and Bioenergy, 34(12), 1667-1678.

Forest biomass supply in the southeastern United States-implications for industrial roundwood and bioenergy production

March 27, 2009

Galik, C. S., Abt, R., & Wu, Y. (2009). Forest biomass supply in the southeastern United States-implications for industrial roundwood and bioenergy production. Journal of Forestry, 107(2), 69-77.

testing for change in structural elements of forest inventories

October 26, 2009

Vokoun, M., Wear, D., & Abt, R. (2009). testing for change in structural elements of forest inventories. Forest Science, 55(5), 455-466.

Projecting southern timber supply for multiple products by subregion

October 30, 2009

Abt, R. C., Cubbage, F. W., & Abt, K. L. (2009). Projecting southern timber supply for multiple products by subregion. Forest Products Journal, 59(7-8), 7-16.

Productivity measurement with improved index numbers: Application to the sawmills and planing mills industry of the US: 1947-2000

June 3, 2006

Ahn, S., & Abt, R. C. (2006). Productivity measurement with improved index numbers: Application to the sawmills and planing mills industry of the US: 1947-2000. Forest Policy and Economics, 8(3), 323-335.

What are the best loblolly pine genotypes worth to landowners?

December 15, 2006

McKeand, S. E., Abt, R. C., Allen, H. L., Li, B. L., & Catts, G. P. (2006). What are the best loblolly pine genotypes worth to landowners?. Journal of Forestry, 104(7), 352-358.

Economic and ecological impacts of wood chip production in North Carolina: an integrated assessment and subsequent applications

February 19, 2005

Schaberg, R. H., Aruna, P. B., Cubbage, F. W., Hess, G. R., Abt, R. C., Richter, D. D., Warren, S. T., Gregory, J. D., Snider, A. G., Sherling, S., & Flournoy, W. (2005). Economic and ecological impacts of wood chip production in North Carolina: an integrated assessment and subsequent applications. Forest Policy and Economics, 7(2), 157-174.

Econometric studies of non-industrial private forest management a review and synthesis

March 26, 2005

Beach, R. H., Pattanayak, S. K., Yang, J. C., Murray, B. C., & Abt, R. C. (2005). Econometric studies of non-industrial private forest management a review and synthesis. Forest Policy and Economics, 7(3), 261-281.

Fast-grown plantations, forest certification, and the U.S. South: Environmental benefits and economic sustainability

August 17, 2008

Cubbage, F. W., Siry, J. P., & Abt, R. C. (2005). Fast-grown plantations, forest certification, and the U.S. South: Environmental benefits and economic sustainability. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science, 35(2), 266.

Vulnerability of Mid-Atlantic forested watersheds to timber harvest disturbance

May 21, 2004

Schaberg, R. H., & Abt, R. C. (2004). Vulnerability of Mid-Atlantic forested watersheds to timber harvest disturbance. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 94(03-Jan), 101-113.

Forest forecasts: does individual heterogeneity matter for market and landscape outcomes?

July 2, 2004

Pattanayak, S. K., Abt, R. C., Sommer, A. J., Cubbage, F., Murray, B. C., Yang, J. C., Wear, D., & Alm, S. (2004). Forest forecasts: does individual heterogeneity matter for market and landscape outcomes?. Forest Policy and Economics, 6(04-Mar), 243-260.

Timber supply projections for northern new England and New York: Integrating a market perspective

January 10, 2004

Sendak, P. E., Abt, R. C., & Turner, R. J. (2003). Timber supply projections for northern new England and New York: Integrating a market perspective. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, 20(4), 175-185.

Timber demand

October 30, 2007

Abt, R. C., & Ahn, S. (2003). Timber demand. In E. O. Sills, & K. L. Abt (Eds.) Forests in a market economy. Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

How joint is joint forest production? An econometric analysis of timber supply conditional on endogenous amenity values

September 9, 2002

Pattanayak, S. K., Murray, B. C., & Abt, R. C. (2002). How joint is joint forest production? An econometric analysis of timber supply conditional on endogenous amenity values. Forest Science, 48(3), 479-491.

The Southern timber market to 2040

October 18, 2002

Prestemon, J. P., & Abt, R. C. (2002). The Southern timber market to 2040. Journal of Forestry, 100(7), 16-22.

Wood chip mill harvest volume and area impacts in North Carolina

January 17, 2003

Dodrill, J. D., Cubbage, F. W., Schaberg, R. H., & Abt, R. C. (2002). Wood chip mill harvest volume and area impacts in North Carolina. Forest Products Journal, 52(11-12), 29-37.

Estimating price compensation requirements for eco-certified forestry

January 29, 2001

Murray, B. C., & Abt, R. C. (2001). Estimating price compensation requirements for eco-certified forestry. Ecological Economics, 36(1), 149-163.

Southern forest resource assessment using the subregional timber supply (SRTS) model

May 18, 2000

Abt, R. C., Cubbage, F. W., & Pacheco, G. (2000). Southern forest resource assessment using the subregional timber supply (SRTS) model. Forest Products Journal, 50(4), 25-33.

Southern forest resource assessment and linkages to the National RPA

July 12, 2000

Cubbage, F., Siry, J., Moffat, S., Wear, D., & Abt, R. (2000). Southern forest resource assessment and linkages to the National RPA. In Portland '99, pioneering new trails: Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 1999 National Convention, Portland, Oregon, September 11-15, 1999. (pp. 344-349). Bethesda, Maryland: Society of American Foresters.

Ascribing value to ecological processes: an economic view of environmental change

March 5, 1999

Schaberg, R. H., Holmes, T. P., Lee, K. J., & Abt, R. C. (1999). Ascribing value to ecological processes: an economic view of environmental change. Forest Ecology and Management, 114(2/3), 329-338.

Evaluating a web-based course

February 22, 1999

Serow, R. C., Hess, G. R., Abt, R. C., & Ukpabi, C. V. (1998). Evaluating a web-based course. In R. C. Serow (Ed.), Program evaluation handbook. (pp. 57-60). Needham Heights, Mass.: Simon & Schuster Custom Publishing.

Reshaping expectations for web-based collaborative learning

February 22, 1999

Hess, G. R., Abt, R., & Serow, R. (1998). Reshaping expectations for web-based collaborative learning. Natural Resources and Environmental Issues, 7(1998), 104-109.

Productivity growth and price trends in the North American sawmilling industries: An inter-regional comparison

October 5, 2008

Abt, R. C., Brunet, J., Murray, B. C., & Roberts, D. G. (1994). Productivity growth and price trends in the North American sawmilling industries: An inter-regional comparison. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 24(1), 139.