319 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Theme 4 Leader for the Northeastern States Research Cooperative
Board member for the New York Forest Owners Association
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Doctoral Research Interests
Energy Efficiency Governance in U.S. and China, the California Cap-and-Trade Program from a governance approach, U.S.-China Climate Change Collaborations in Green Building
LL.M Candidate at Berkeley Law, with expertise in Environmental Law; Research Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Department of Energy, focusing on U.S.-China Energy and Climate Collaboration, Energy Efficiency Governance.
Graduate Research Topic
I am currently working on analyzing the impacts on water consumption that a policy of free basic water has had in the city of Bogota, Colombia.
"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to." -Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān
My personal profile
Hi, I'm Anna Ebers, Fulbright scholar from Estonia studying economics at SUNY ESF in Syracuse, NY. I am passionate about the environment & renewable energy, social entrepreneurship, healthy food, and the great outdoors!
Doctoral Research Interests
Forest bioenergy policies in the US, production of electricity and heat from renewable sources, micro-loans and other tools for financing solar projects in developing countries
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. -Gandhi
My solar initiative SunRaisers
Bringing sustainable solar electricity to villages in Mexico Visit www.sunraisers.org or like my initiative of Facebook www.facebook.com/SunRaisersSolar.
-Founder of the SunRaisers -Active member of the Lutheran Campus Ministry
Explaining concept behind SunRaisers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3r2HMexkE0 Video I made about renewable energy projects at SUNY ESF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak_yHDTu3-M
Graduate Research Topic
Issues surrounding natural resource management and policy in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina
After receiving a doctorate in 2007, Aaron Vlasak taught in the departments of philosophy and religious studies at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. There he taught courses on topics ranging from ancient Greek philosophy, to multiculturalism and environmental ethics. In 2010 Vlasak was appointed Humanities Faculty Fellow at Syracuse University. There he refined his interest in ethics and politics through historical sources, teaching cosmopolitanism and environmental ethics. Recently joining the E.S.F. community, Vlasak is cultivating an enduring passion for the outdoors and environmental issues by pursuing a Master of Science degree in forestry. He says that his academic background allows him to integrate forestry practice with historically informed, rigorous thinking about values, policy and professional codes.
Areas of Interest
Forestry, natural resources policy, and environmental ethics
Ebers, A. and D.H. Newman. (forthcoming). Economics of conservation easements. Ch. 25 In: Kant, S. and J. Alavalapati (eds.) Handbook of forest economics. Oxford UK: Earthscan Pub.
Wagner, J.E. and D.H. Newman. 2013. The Simon-Ehrlich bet: Teaching relative vs. absolute scarcity. The American Economist (58(1):16-26
Newman, D.H. and J.E. Wagner. 2012. Putting Samuelson's Economics of Forestry into context: The limits of forest economics in policy debates. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research 4(3):215-218.
Siry, J., F. Cubbage, D. Newman, and R. Izlar. 2010. Forest ownership and management outcomes in the U.S., in global context. International Forestry Review 12(1):38-48.
Malmsheimer, R.W. and D.H. Newman. 2010. Limit Forest Service’s role expansion to informing policy. Journal of Forestry 108(2):97-98. (Note: This was an invited response to: Kimbell, A.R., C. Hickman, and H. Brown. How do taxes affect America’s private forestland owners?)
Cho, S.H., S.T. Yen, J.M. Bowker, and D.H. Newman. 2008. Modeling willingness to pay for land conservation easements: Treatment of zero and protest bids and application and policy implications. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(1):267-285.
Newman, D.H. 2008. The market for America’s forests. Journal of Forestry 106(1):53. (Note: This was an invited response to: Collins, S., D. Darr, D. Wear, and H. Brown. Global markets and the health of America’s forests: A Forest Service perspective.)
Peter, G.F., D.E. White, R. de la Torre, R. Singh, and D.H. Newman. 2007. The value of forest biotechnology: a cost modeling study with loblolly pine and kraft linerboard in the southeastern USA. International Journal of Biotechnology 9(5):415-435.
Cubbage, F.W. and D.H. Newman. 2006. Forest policy reformed: A United States perspective. Forest Policy and Economics 9:261-273.
Cho, S.H. and D.H. Newman. 2005. Spatial analysis of rural land development. Forest Policy and Economics 7:732-744.
Cho, S.H., D.H. Newman, and J.M. Bowker. 2005. Measuring rural homeowners' willingness to pay for land conservation easements. Forest Policy and Economics 7:757-770.
Cho, S.H., D.H. Newman, and D.N. Wear. 2005. Community choices and housing demands: A spatial analysis of the Southern Appalachian highlands. Housing Studies 20(4):549-569.
Rechan, C.L., D.H. Newman, W. Flick, and H. Neuhaueser. 2005. Land trust activity and highest and best uses under conservation easements in Georgia. Natural Areas Journal 25(1):91-100.
Wear, D.N. and D.H. Newman. 2004. The speculative shadow over timberland values in the US South. Journal of Forestry 102(8):25-31.
Cho, S.H., D.H. Newman, and D.N. Wear. 2003. Impacts of second home development on housing prices in the Southern Appalachian Highlands. Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies 15(3):208-225.
Bowker, J.M., D.H. Newman, R.J. Warren, and D. Henderson. 2002. Estimating the economic value of lethal vs. non-lethal deer control in suburban communities. Society and Natural Resources 16(2):143-158.
Yin, R., D.H. Newman, and J. Siry. 2002. Testing for market integration among southern pine regions. Journal of Forest Economics 8(2):151-166.
Newman, D.H. 2002. Forestry’s golden rule and the development of the optimal forest rotation literature. Journal of Forest Economics 8(1):5-28.
Siry, J. and D.H. Newman. 2001. A stochastic production frontier analysis of Polish state forest management. Forest Science 47(4):526-533.
Newman, D.H., T. Brooks, and C. Dangerfield. 2000. Conservation use valuation and land protection in Georgia. Forest Policy and Economics 1(3):257-266.