Family Forest Research Center
Brenton Dickinson is a Research Fellow investigating trends in the socio-economic, policy and physical dimensions of family-owned forests. Specifically, he is researching the effects of estate taxes on family forest parcelization and timber sales; taking part in an evaluation of the Forest Stewardship Program; and helping to develop future projections of family forest trends using Forest Inventory Analysis and National Woodland Owner Survey data.
He has conducted research at UMass on evaluating a social impact assessment of a fishery regulation; evaluating the use of Prevention Quality Indicators to assess quality of primary care; establishing risk and time preference parameters as factors in asthma medication behavior; and determining likelihood of Massachusetts family forest owners to participate in carbon sequestration markets.
As a graduate student at UMass, he taught introductory microeconomics and statistics courses for the Residential Academic Program. He has trained in tracking and primitive wilderness survival techniques while working as assistant instructor at the Tracker School. He also has a background in renovation and remodeling. He is an avid cyclist, hiker and cross-fitter.
He earned a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Resource Economics at UMass.
Marla Markowski Lindsay, Thomas Stevens, David B Kittredge, Brett J Butler, Paul Catanzaro, Brenton J Dickinson, Barriers to Massachusetts Forest Landowner Participation in Carbon Markets, Journal of Ecological Economics (2011, in press).
Brenton J Dickinson, Thomas H. Stevens, Marla Markowski Lindsay, David B. Kittridge, Estimated participation in US carbon sequestration programs: a study of NIPF landowners in Massachusetts, Journal of Forest Economics (2011, in press).
Brenton J Dickinson, Massachusetts landowner participation in forest management programs for carbon sequestration: an ordered logit analysis of ratings data, Masters Theses (2010), Paper 440, http://scholarworks.umass.edu/theses/440.
Last updated January 12, 2012 by Jake Hewes