Research Fellow
Family Forest Research Center

305 Agriculture Engineering Building
(413) 577-1562
Email: marla

Marla Lindsay is a Research Fellow conducting research related to the social and economic dimensions of carbon sequestration and biomass harvesting by family forest owners. As a member of the Family Forest Research Center, Marla seeks to increase our understanding of family forest owners in the context of these two topical policy issues.

Marla has conducted economic policy research since 1994 for a variety of Federal and State agencies, as well as private entities (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, State of New York). Her quantitative and qualitative analyses evaluated environmental management decisions, informed policy choices, and supported litigation efforts.

Marla earned a B.A. from Smith College where she majored in Mathematics. Looking to blend her mathematics background with her interest in conservation and environmental issues, she went on to complete a M.S. degree in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Under a graduate fellowship at Maryland, she conducted research on wetlands legislation and valuation, coordinated Department use of a GIS system, and she passed PhD comprehensive exams. Before coming to UMass, Marla worked as a Senior Associate at Industrial Economics, Incorporated in Cambridge, MA.