Zhang, Daowei

Daowei Zhang, Professor

SFWS 3217 | (334) 844-1067 | zhangd1@auburn.edu | website
BS, South-Central Forestry University (China), 1984, Forest Science; MS, Beijing Forestry University, 1989, Forest Economics; PhD University of British Columbia, 1994, Forest Economics and Policy
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Bhattarai, G.R., U. Hatch, and D. Zhang2006Measuring Socioeconomic Influences on Land Use Distribution at Watershed Level: A Multinomial Logit AnalysisInternational Journal of Ecology and Development 4(6): 23-34.
Bohn, T. J., Melton, J. R., Ito, A., Kleinen, T., Spahni, R., Stocker, B. D., Zhang, B., Zhu, X., 2015WETCHIMP-WSL: intercomparison of wetland methane emissions models over West Siberia, Biogeosciences, 12, 3321-3349, doi:10.5194/bg-12-3321-2015.
Brown, R.M., and Zhang, D2005The Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s Impact on U.S. South Stumpage Markets.Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 2056-2064.
Brown, R.M., and Zhang, D.2005Estimating supply elasticity for disaggregated paper products: a primal approach.Forest Science 51(6): 570-577.
Godwin, Joseph, and D. Zhang.2012Political Pressure: An Examination of U.S. Senators’Actions in Restricting Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports.Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 60 (2): 263-274.
Harou, P., C. Cheng, and D. Zhang. 2013The Alternate Test in Forestry.Forest Policy and Economics 34: 31-46.
Kant, S., S. Wang, P. Deegen, M. Hostettler, R. von Detten, T. Howard, D. Laband, C. Montgomery, N. Robert, W. Sekot, G. Valatin, and D. Zhang. 2013New Frontiers in Forest Economics.Forest Policy and Economics 35: 1-8.
Laband, D., and D. Zhang2006Citations, Publications, and Perceptions-Based Rankings of the Research Impact of North American Forestry ProgramsJournal of Forestry 104 (5): 254-261.
Laband, David N. and Daowei Zhang 2006Citations, Publications, and Perceptions-Based Rankings of the Research Impact of North American Forestry ProgramsJournal of Forestry, 104 (5): 254-261
Li, Y. and D. Zhang.2007A spatial panel data analysis of tree planting in the U.S. south.Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 31(4): 175-182.
Li, Y., and D. Zhang2006Incidence of the 1996 U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement among Landowners, Loggers, and Lumber Manufacturers in the U.S. SouthForest Science 52(4): 422-431
Li, Y., and D. Zhang. 2014Industrial Timberland Ownership and Financial Performance of U.S. Forest Products Firms.Forest Science 60(3): 569-578.
Li, Y., and D. Zhang.2008A Gravity Model Analysis of China’s Pulp and Paper Products Trade.TAPPI Journal 91(9):28-32.
Li, Y., D. Zhang, and R. Nagubadi.2008Productivity in the U.S. and Canadian Sawmill Industries: A Nonparametric Programming Analysis.Forest Products Journal 58(12):33-40.
Liu, J., C. He, L. Meng, Y. Gong, and D. Zhang (translators). 2013Forest Economics (Chinese version, by Zhang and Pearse and originally published by UBC Press 2011).China Forestry Publishing House.
Liu, J., M. Liu, H.Q. Tian, D. Zhuang, Z. Zhang, W. Zhang, a X. Tang, and X. Deng.2005Current status and recent changes of cropland in China: an analysis based on Landsat TM data.Remote Sensing of Environment 98: 442-456.
Lockaby, B. G., R. Governo, E. Schilling, G. Cavalcanti, and C. Hartsfield.2005Effects of sedimentation on soil nutrient dynamics in riparian forests.Journal of Environmental Quality 34:390-396.
Lockaby, B.G., D. Zhang, J. McDaniel, H. Tian, and S. Pan.2005Interdisciplinary research at the urban-rural interface: the West GA project.Urban Ecosystems 8(1):7-21.
Majumdar, S., Zhang, D., Zhang, Y.2011Estimating Regional Softwood Lumber Supply in the United States Using Seemingly Unrelated Regression.Forest Product Journal 60: 709-714.
Mehmood, S. and D. Zhang.2005Determinants of forest landowner participation in the Endangered Species Act Safe Harbor Program.Human Dimension of Wildlife 10: 249-257.
Meng, L., and D. Zhang. 2013Impacts of Property Tax on Land Use Change Decisions in Georgia.Urban Ecosystems 16: 3-12.
Nagubadi, R. and D. Zhang.2010Urbanization effects of timberland ownership class: A modified multinomial logit analysis.Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 34(3):101-109.
Nagubadi, R., and D. Zhang.2011Bilateral Foreign Direct Investment in Forest Industry between the U. S. and Canada.Forest Policy and Economics 13(5): 338-344.
Nagubadi, R., and D. Zhang.2008Foreign direct investment outflows in the forest products industry: the case of the United States and Japan.International Forestry Review 10(4):632-640.
Nagubadi, R., and D. Zhang. 2013U.S. Imports for Canadian Softwood Lumber in the Context of Trade Dispute: A Co-integration Approach.Forest Science 59(5): 517-523.
Nagubadi, R.V., and Zhang, D.2006Competitiveness in the sawmills and wood preservation industry in the United States and Canada.Forest Science, 52(4):340-352.
Nagubadi, R.V., and Zhang, D.2006Production structure and input substitution in the sawmill and wood preservation industry in Canada.Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 36:3007-3014.
Nagubadi, R.V., D. Zhang.2005Determinant of timberland use by ownership and forest type in Alabama and Georgia.Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 37(1):173-186.
Polyakov, M., and D. Zhang.2008Property Tax and Land Use Change.Land Economics 84(3): 396-408.
Polyakov, M., and D. Zhang.2008Population Gravity and Land Use Change at Watershed Level.Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(2):649-666.
Sasatani. D., and D. Zhang. 2015A Review and Quantitative Analysis of Southern Yellow Pine in Japanese Housing and Decking Markets.Forest Products Journal65(5/6): 239-246.
Sasatani. D., and D. Zhang.2015The Patten of Softwood Sawmill Closures in US South: A survival Analysis.Forest Science 61(4/5): 635-643.
Sun, C., and D. Zhang.2006Timber Harvesting Margins in the South U.S.: A Temporal and Spatial AnalysisForest Science 52(3): 273-280
Sun, X., and D. Zhang.2011An event analysis of industrial timberland sales on shareholder values of major U.S. forest products firms.Forest Policy and Economics 13(5): 396-401.
Sun, X., D. Zhang, and B. Butler. 2015Timberland Ownerships and Reforestation in the Southern United States.Forest Science 61(2): 336-343.
Zhang, D20062006. Forest Resource Property Rights in Northeast State-owned Forest Area: Inquiry and Thoughts (Part II)Forest Economics (in Chinese): 163 (2006/2):10-15
Zhang, D2006Welfare Impacts of the 1996 U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement: An UpdateCanadian Journal of Forest Research 36(1): 255-261
Zhang, D.2006Market, Urbanization, and Forest/Agricultural Land Use Change in the Southern United States. USDA National Research Initiative Agricultural Markets and Trade Project Directors’ Meeting. Washington, DC. June 15-16.
Zhang, D. 2006Forest Resource Property Rights in Northeast State-owned Forest Area: Inquiry and Thoughts (Part I)Forest Economics (in Chinese): 162 (2006/1):16-21.
Zhang, D. and E. Oweridu.2007Land tenure, market and the establishment of forest plantations in Ghana.Forest Policy and Economics 9: 602-610.
Zhang, D. and M. Polyakov.2010The geographical distribution of plantation forests and land resources potentially available for pine plantation in the U.S. South.Biomass and Bioenery 34(12):1631-1642.
Zhang, D. and R.V. Nagubadi.2005Timberland Use in the Southern United States.Forest Policy and Economics 7:721-731.
Zhang, D., A. Hussian, and J. Armstrong2006Supply of Hunting Leases in Alabama.Human Dimension of Wildlife 11(1): 1-14.
Zhang, D., A. Stenger, and P.A. Harou. 2015Policy Instruments for Developing Planted Forests: Theory and Practices in China, the U.S., Brazil, and France. Journal of Forest Economics 21:223-237.
Zhang, D., and A. Stenger. 2014Value and Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services.Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy. DOI: 10.1080/21606544.2014.980852.
Zhang, D., and A. Stenger. 2014Timber Insurance: Perspectives from A Legal Case and A Review of Practices in the World.New Zealand Journal of Forest Research 44(Suppl 1): S9.
Zhang, D., and D. Laband.2005From senators to the president: solving the lumber problem or else.Public Choice 123: 393-410.
Zhang, D., and R. Nagubadi. 2006Total Factor Productivity Growth in Sawmills and Wood Preservation Industry in the U.S. and Canada: A Comparative StudyForest Science 52(5): 511-521.
Zhang, D., B. Butler, and R. Nagubadi. 2012Institutional Timberland Ownership in the U.S. South, Magnitude, Location, Dynamics, and Management. Journal of Forestry 110 (7): 355-361.
Zhang, D., H. Wang, and J. Cao.2008An Analysis of China’s Forest Resource Valuation Guidelines: In Comparison and Contrast with A Legal Case in the United StatesForestry Economics (in Chinese): 189: 74-79.
Zhang, D., L. Meng, and M. Polyakov.2013Determinants of the Prices of Bare Forestlands and Pre-merchantable Timber Stands: A Spatial Hedonic Study.Forest Science 59(4): 400-406.
Zhang, D., X. Sun, B. Butler, and J. Prestemon. 2015Harvesting Choices and Timber Supply among Landowners in the Southern United States.Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 63(3): 409-429.
Zhang, L., Z. Zhang, K. Zhang, Z. Zhang, X. Chen, S. Zhou, G. Dai, and D. Zhang. 2014Long-term Timber Supply from State-owned Forests in Northeastern China.International Forestry Review 16(3): 310-318.
Zhang, Y., D. Zhang, and J. Schelhas.2005Small-scale non-industrial private forest ownership in the United States: rational and implications for forest management.Silva Fennica 39 (3):443-454.

Primary Interests

Economic and policy aspects of natural resource management: Property rights, environmental regulations, institutional economics, political economy, private forest management, forest products trade, land use, forest-based economic development, forest investment and finance, and international forestry

Current Research

Institutional timberland investment

Economics of forest ecosystem services (biodiversity and wetland conservation)

Policy process

Forest products trade

Industrial recruitment

Previous Research

Environmental regulations and property rights laws: Implication for forest land use and management

The political economy of U.S.-Canada forest products trade

Urbanization, tax policy, and land use changes

Wildfire economics

Timberland valuation and appraisals

Vertical welfare distribution in forest industry

Cause and continuation of state forestry incentive programs

Market, policy, and forest plantation development in the U.S.

Property rights and forest management in British Columbia, Canada

Inward and outward foreign investment: U.S. and Canadian forest industry

Non-industrial private landowner assistance and forest management

State property rights law

U.S. wood products export to China

Resources, government policy, and forest industry investment location

Community Forestry

Market-oriented reform in China’s forestry sector

Teaching Responsibilities:
Forest Policy
Natural Resource Policy
Forest Economics
Forest Sector Economics
Advanced Forest Economics
Advanced Forest Policy.

  • Alumni & George Peake Jr. Professor, Forest Economics and Policy, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, 2011-
  • Professor, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, 2003-2011
  • Associate Professor, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, 1999-2003
  • Assistant Professor and Forest Extension Specialist, School of Forestry, Auburn University, 1994-1999
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Faulty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, 1990-1994
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, School of Forestry, Lakehead University, 1989-1990
  • Project Manager, Department of International Cooperation, State Investment Corporation of Forestry, 1988-89
  • Assistant Researcher, Ministry of Forestry, 1984-1986


Achievements and Distinctions


Dr. Zhang served on the Board of Director of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation (2000-2006), the Editorial Board of Forest Science (2007-2011) and Southern Journal of Applied Forestry (2002-2005). He is a recipient of an Auburn Author Award by Auburn University in 2011 and 2012, Award in Forest Science from the Society of American Foresters in 2009, a BC Forum Distinguished Lecturer in Forest Economics and Policy at the University of British Columbia in 2008, a Research Recognition Award and the Director’s Research Award from Alabama Agricultural Experimental Station in 2001 and 2002 respectively, and a regional forestry extension award in 1996.


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