Robert W. Malmsheimer | Forest and Natural Resources Management | SUNY-ESF
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Robert W. MalmsheimerProfessor and Associate Chair

Robert Malmsheimer

305 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210


Highest Education

Ph.D., SUNY ESF (Forest Resource Management: Policy and Law), 1999.
J.D. Albany Law School, Union University 1989

Areas of Study

  • US Forest and Natural Resources Policy and Law
  • How Biomass Carbon Accounting Policies Affect on US Natural Resources

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Alexandra DillAlexandra Dill

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer
  • Area of Study: Sustainable Energy

Leila NayarLeila Nayar

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer
  • Area of Study: Sustainable Energy

Courses Taught

Representative Publications

Ebers, A., and R.W. Malmsheimer, D. Newman, and T.A. Volk. 2016. Inventory and Classification of United States Federal and State Forest Biomass Electricity and Heat Policies." Biomass and Bioenergy 84:67-75.

Miner, R.A., R.C. Abt, J.L. Bowyer, M.A. Buford, R.W. Malmsheimer, J. O’Laughlin, E.E. Oneil, R.A. Sedjo, and K.E. Skog. 2014. Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in U.S. Bioenergy Policy. Journal of Forestry 112(6):590-605.

Joyce, L.A., S.W. Running, D.D. Breshears, V.H. Dale, R.W. Malmsheimer, R.N. Sampson, B. Sohngen, and C.W. Woodall. 2014. Chapter 7: Forests. In Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. J.M. Melillo, Terese (T.C.) Richmond, and G.W. Yohe, Eds. U.S. Global Change Research Program. 175-194. doi:10.7930/J0Z60KZC.

Miner. A.M.A., R.W. Malmsheimer, and D.M. Keele. 2014. Twenty years of U.S. Forest Service litigation. Journal of Forestry 112(1):32-40.

Malmsheimer, R.W., J.L. Bowyer, J.S. Fried, E. Gee, R. Izlar, R.A. Miner, I.A. Munn, E. Oneil, W.C. Stewart. 2011. Managing Forests Because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy. Journal of Forestry 109(7s):7-51.

Mortimer, M.J., and R.W. Malmsheimer. 2011. The Equal Access to Justice Act and Federal Forest Service Land Management: Incentives to Litigate? Journal of Forestry 109(6):352-358.

Miner. A.M.A., R.W. Malmsheimer, D.M. Keele, and M.J. Mortimer. 2010. Twenty years of Forest Service National Environmental Policy Act litigation. Environmental Practice 12(2):116-126.

Keele, D.M., R.W. Malmsheimer, D.W. Floyd, and L. Zhang. 2009. An analysis of ideological effects in published versus unpublished judicial opinions. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 6(1):213-239.

Gambino Portuese, B., R.W. Malmsheimer, A.M. Anderson, D.W. Floyd, and D.M. Keele. 2009. Litigants’ characteristics and outcomes in Forest Service land management cases 1989 to 2005. Journal of Forestry 107(1):16-22.

Malmsheimer, R.W., P. Heffernan, S. Brink, D. Crandall, F. Deneke, C. Galik, E. Gee, J.A. Helms, N. McClure, M. Mortimer, S. Ruddell, M. Smith, and J. Stewart. 2008. Forest management solutions for mitigating climate change in the United States. Journal of Forestry 106(3):115-173.

Keele, D.M., R.W. Malmsheimer, D.W. Floyd, and J.E. Perez. 2006. Forest Service land management litigation 1989-2002. Journal of Forestry 104(4):196-202.