316 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Ph.D., SUNY-ESF (Forest Policy), 1997.
Sustained yield management on non-industrial private forestlands; Impact of forestland parcelization on working forests and water quality; Impact of land use changes on the forest products industry; Diffusion of innovation to foresters, loggers and landowners; Adoption of BMPs; Sustainable Forestry Systems
Graduate Research Topic
Community based forest management with focus on India
Doctoral Research Topic
Determining the costs of implementing Best Management Practices for protecting water quality on family forests using a combination of detailed time study and shift-level productivity methods.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone. - Henry David Thoreau
Masters Research Topic
I used conjoint analysis to determine family forest owner preferences for incentive-based forest conservation programs.
My research interests are in supply chains within saw mills, sustainability, continuous improvement,purchasing and project management. Right now the biggest driver of my research activities is the pursuit of my doctoral degree. I also want to be able to publish articles that will benefit society and help change the world in a positive manner. This past year I published my first peer reviewed article with Dr. Germain. Iím in the process working on my dissertation while finishing my course work and working full time.
Graduate Research Topic
Sawmill Supply Chains
You can please some of the people some of the time, some of the people all the time but you can't please all the people all the time. Abe Lincoln
Anderson, N., R.H. Germain and E. Bevilacqua. 2010.GIS-based spatial analysis of sawmill wood procurement. Journal of Forestry (in press).
Germain, R.H. and P. Pennfield. 2010. The Certified Wood Supply Chain Bottleneck and its Impact on LEED Construction Projects in New York State. Forest Products Journal 60(2):114-118.
Anderson, N. and R.H. Germain. 2009. Land cover, land use and mill characteristics as predictors of wood procurement range. Forest Products Journal 59(11/12): 100-107.
Munsell, J.F., R.H, Germain, V.A. Luzadis, and E. Bevilacqua. 2009. Owner intentions, previous harvests, and future timber yield on 50 working NIPF in New York State. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 26(2) 45-51.
Vickory, B., R.H. Germain, E. Bevilacqua. 2009. Urbanization's Impact on Sustained Yield Management as Perceived by Forestry Professionals in Central New York. Forest Policy and Economics 11: 42-49.
Munsell, J.F., R.H. Germain and E. Bevilacqua. 2008. A Tale of Two Forests: Case Study Comparisons of Sustained Yield Management on Mississippi and New York NIPF. Journal of Forestry 106(8): 431-439.
Germain, R.H., N. Anderson and E. Bevilacqua. 2007. The Effects of Forestland Parcelization and Ownership Transfers on Non-industrial Private Forestland Forest Stocking in New York. Journal of Forestry 105(8): 403-408.
Munsell, J.F. and R.H. Germain. 2007. Woody biomass energy: An opportunity for silviculture on non-industrial private forestlands in New York. Journal of Forestry 105(8): 398-402.
Anderson, N. and R.H. Germain. 2007. Variation in sawmill procurement operations in the Northeast. Forest Products Journal 57(10):36-44.
Germain, R.H. and J. Munsell. 2005. How much land is needed for the harvest access system on NIPF dominated by northern hardwoods? Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 22(4): 243-247.
Lapierre, S. and R.H. Germain 2005. Forestland parcelization in the New York City Watershed. Journal of Forestry 104(3) 139-145.
Germain, R.H., S. Harris and V. Luzadis. 2002. Assessing environmental management systems for implementing sustainable forestry on industrial forestlands. Journal of Forestry 100 (2) 12-18.
Germain, R.H., Floyd D. and S. Stehman. 2001. Participant perceptions of the Forest Service's public participation process. Journal of Forest Policy and Economics (3) 113-124.
Germain, R.H. and D.W. Floyd. 1999. Models for examining forest resource conflicts. Forest Science, 45(3) 394-406.