Title page for ETD etd-102398-124906

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Conway, M. Christine
URN etd-102398-124906
Title Effects of Shifting Populations and Preferences on Nonindustrial Landowner Behavior: An Example from Virginia
Degree Master of Science
Department Forestry
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Amacher, Gregory S. Committee Chair
Scrivani, John A. Committee Member
Sullivan, Jay Committee Member
  • NIPF landowners
  • econometric analysis
  • timber supply
Date of Defense 1998-09-11
Availability unrestricted
The study was undertaken in response to a

prediction by the Virginia Department of Forestry

(VDOF) that current harvest levels cannot be

sustained into the future given an increasing

growth to removal insufficiency throughout the

state of Virginia. The purpose of the study is to

determine how market signals, land and owner

characteristics, and owner preferences affect

landowners' decisions concerning their forestland.

Particular emphasis is placed on the effects of

absenteeism and land fragmentation on landowner

behavior. Such information is important for

targeting policies that will successfully maintain

commercial timber levels throughout the state.

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