Class of 1933 Bascom Emeritus Professor
John N. McGovern WARF Emeritus Professor

Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608-262-0091

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Decision-making models, economic forecasting, international forestry, development planning


Degree Institution Major Field Granted
Ing. Ecole Supérieure du Bois, Paris Wood Products Engr. 1967
M.S. SUNY Syracuse Forest Economics 1969
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley Wildland Resource Sci. 1972

Professional Experience

Institution Specialization Title Years
FAO, UN-Rome Statistics, forecasting Forestry Officer 1971-75
FAO, ITTO, World Bank Research Consultant Short term
UW-Madison Forestry Economics Assistant Professor 1975-78
UW-Madison Forestry Economics Associate Professor 1978-82
ENGREF, Nancy Forestry Economics Visiting Professor 1992
UW-Madison Forestry Economics Professor 1982-2000
UW-Madison Forestry Economics John N. McGovern Professor 2000-2009
UW-Madison Forest Economics Class of 1933 Bascom Professor 2004-2009
UW-Madison Environmental Studies Professor 1994-2009
UW-Madison Forestry Economics John N. McGovern Professor Emeritus 2010-present
UW-Madison Forest Economics Class of 1933 Bascom Professor Emeritus 2010-present

Honors and Awards

Doctor honoris causa, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2009

French Academy of Agriculture, Foreign Member, 2008

International Academy of Wood Science, Fellow, 2008

International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Scientific Achievement Award, 2005.

Doctor honoris causa, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 2005.

French Academy of Agriculture, foreign correspondent, 2004.

Class of 1933 Bascom Professorship, 2004.

John M. McGovern WARF Distinguished Professorship, 2000.

Forest Science Award, Society of American Foresters, 1998.

Hilldale Award, Social Studies Division, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1990.

National Award for Outstanding Research, Hardwood Research Council, 1989.

Carl Alwin Schenk Award for Outstanding Achievement in Forestry Education, Society of American Foresters, 1988.

John W. Jung Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982.

Fulbright Scholarship, 1967, and National French Scholarships, 1960-1967.

Wallenberg Prize nominee by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 1992; USDA Forest Service, 1996; Swedish Academy of Science, 2002.

Japanese Government Research Award, 2001.

Editorial Board of Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 1985-1994, and 2000-present.

Editorial Board, Journal of Forest Economics, 2004-present.

Associate Editor of Forest Science, 1983-1986 and 1989-1992.

Editorial Advisory Board, World Society and the Environment, 1996-2001.

Editorial Board of Bois et Forêts des Tropiques, 1992-2000.

Editorial Advisory Board of New Forests, 2004.

Editorial Board of Land Economics, 2006-present.

Keynote Speaker: 14th International Symposium of Forecasting, Stockholm (1994); International Symposium Forest Economics, Umea (1997); Eino Saari Commemoriation, Helsinki (1994); IUFRO Conference, Edinburgh (1999); Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics, Gilleje (2002); Ulvon Conference (2004); Southern Forest Economics Conference (2004); Helsinki Forest Research Conference (2004); Ibero-American Conference, Brazil (2005); ECOFOR Forum (2006); IUFRO-Friesing (2008); Jari Kuuluvainen Seminar, Helsinki (2011), METLA Semina (2011).

Invited Lectures and Seminars: Universities of Rome (1981, 1982); Naples (1981); Umea (1982, 1988, 2005) Nancy (1986, 1993, 2005, 2010); National Taiwan (1991); Padua (1992); ENGREF-Paris (1993); Bordeaux (1993); EFI Joensuu (1994); Helsinki (1994, 2004); UC Berkeley (1996, 2003); Copenhagen (1998, 2007); Wood Science Symposium, Nantes (2000); IUFRO-Göttingen (2001); CATIE Turrialba (2001); Oregon State University (2001); Université du Québec (2003); University of Norway (2004, 2009);Uppsala (2005); Canadian Forest Research (2006); Polytechnic Madrid (2007). French Academy of Agriculture (2005).

External Assessor of Faculty, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, 1992-2006. University of Ås Norway, 2002. University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2004; University of Copenhagen, 2005.

Advisory Council for Scientific Issues, Forest Economics Laboratory, UMR ENGREF/INRA, France, 2000-2005.

Ph.D. examiner, Universities of Montpelier (1986), Umea (1988), Melbourne (1992), Trento (1996), Santiago de Compostela (1998), Helsinki (1998, 2001), University of Ås Norway (2004); Copenhagen (2007), Madrid Polytechnic (2007).

Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Services, Society of American Foresters, 1992.

Xi Sigma Pi (1977) and Gamma Sigma Delta (1999).

Society/Professional Memberships

Society of American Foresters

American Economic Association

American Agricultural Economics Association

Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (1975-2010)

Southern Forest Economics Workshop

Western Forest Economists

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