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Roger A. Sedjo
Senior Fellow and Director, Forest Economics and Policy Program
Roger Sedjo is a senior fellow and the director of RFF's forest economics and policy program. His research interests include forests and global environmental problems; climate change and biodiversity; public lands issues; long-term sustainability of forests; industrial forestry and demand; timber supply modeling; international forestry; global forest trade; forest biotechnology; and land use change. He has written or edited 14 books related to forestry and natural resources.  
Featured Publications
Forestland Ownership Changes in the United States and Sweden
Lars Lonnsteadt and Roger Sedjo
Forest Policy and Economics | Fall 2011 | September 2011
“Wood as a Major Feedstock for Biofuel Production in the U.S.: Impacts on Forests and International Trade
Roger Sedjo and Brent Sohngen
Journal of Sustainable Forests. | July 2012 | forthcoming
“Biomass Sequestration, Energy and Global Change,”
Roger Sedjo
International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics | H. Folmer and T. Tietenberg, eds. | Edward Elgar | 2010
Making the case for new empirical research in wildfire economics and policy
Carolyn Kousky, Sheila Olmstead, and Roger Sedjo
Dean Lueck and Karen Bradshaw | Washington, DC: Resources for the Future | 2011
Forests in Climate Policy: Technical, Institutional and Economic Issues in Measurement and Monitoring
Molly K. Macauley and Roger A. Sedjo
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change | Forthcoming
Far-reaching deleterious impacts of regulations on research and environmental studies of recombinant DNA-modified perennial biofuel crops in the USA
Strauss, S.H., D..L. Kershen, J.H. Bouton, T.P. Redick, H. Tan, and R. A. Sedjo.
BioScience | October 2010. | Vol. 60, No. 9. | pp. 729-741.
How do Environmental Regulations Affect Investments in Biofuel and Biofuel R&D: The case of Transgenic Trees
Roger A. Sedjo
AgBioForum. | Fall 2010 | forthcoming
Forests, Biodiversity and Avoided Deforestation in Latin America
Roger A. Sedjo and Juha Siikamaki
Latin American Development Priorities – Costs and Benefit | Edited by Bjorn Lomborg | NY: Cambridge University Press | 2010
“Some Limits of Wood Biomass for Cellulosic Biofuels
Roger A. Sedjo and Brent Sohngen
Milken Institute Review | Fourth Quarter 2009 | Vol. 11, No. 4. | pps. 51-55.
The Implications for the Timber Sector of US Biofuel Mandates
Roger Sedjo
Forest Sector Modeling Conference | College of Forestry, University of Washington, Seattle | University of Washington, Seattle | November 18, 2008
Carbon Credits for Avoided Deforestation
Roger A. Sedjo, Brent Sohngen.
Icfai's Professional Reference Book: Carbon Credits: An Introduction | N.A. | New Delhi: Icfai | 2008
Sedjo's Comments on 'Global Markets and the Health of America’s Forests: A Forest Service Perspective,'
Roger A. Sedjo
Journal of Forestry. | forthcoming
Returning Forest analyzed with the forest identity
Pekka E. Kauppi, Jesse H. Ausubel, Jingyun Fang, Alexander Mather, Roger A. Sedjo, and Paul E. Waggoner
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, November 14, . | Fall 2006 | Vol. 103, no.46 | pp.17574-17579
Valuing Biodiversity for Pharmaceutical Research (Reprint)
R. David Simpson, Roger Sedjo and J. Reid
Environmental Economics: Critical Concepts | Charles Mason and Erwin Bulte | UK: Routledge | 2007
Will the Developing Countries be the Early Adopters of Genetically Engineered Forests
Roger A. Sedjo
AgBioForum | Vol. 8, No.4. | pp 1-19.
Valuing Biodiversity for Use in Pharmaceutical Research
R. David Simpson, Roger A. Sedjo and John W. Reid
Journal of Political Economy | Winter 1996 | vol. 104, no. 1 | pp. 163 - 185
Voluntary Eco-Labeling and the Price Premium
Roger A. Sedjo and S.K. Swallow
Land Economics | May 2002 | Vol. 87, No. 2 | pp. 272-284
Accounting for Sequestered Carbon: The Question of Permanence
Gregg Marland, Kristy Fruit, and Roger Sedjo
Environment Science and Policy | 2001 | Vol. 4, No. 6 | pp. 259-268
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Estimating Global Carbon Sequestration Costs
Roger A. Sedjo and Brent Sohngen
Working Group Meeting, Multi-Gas Mitigation and Climate Change | Modelers Group | Washington, DC | December 4, 2002
Definitional Challenges and Realities of Sustainable Forestry with Respect to Management and Economics
Roger A. Sedjo
Forest Futures Conference | Williamette University, Salem, OR | September 25, 2002
Land Use: Pasture, Crops and Biodiversity Competition
Roger A. Sedjo and R. David Simpson
Bretton Woods Conference | October 1, 2002
Future Prospects for the Forest Industry in the US
Roger A. Sedjo
Megatrends in the U.S. Forestry Sector, Society of American Forester National Convention | Society of American Forester | Winston-Salem, NC | October 8, 2002
Issues and Recent Experience Related to Science and Policy in Sustainable Forest Management
Roger A, Sedjo
Great Lakes Forest Alliance: 1st Annual Sustainable Forest Management Summit | Great Lakes Forest Alliance | Green Bay, WI | July 17, 2002
Renting and Trading Carbon Offsets: Carbon Sequestered in the Terrestrial Biosphere and the Question of Permanence
Roger A. Sedjo(presentor), G. Marland, and K. Fruit
Concerted Action for Tradable Emissions Permits (CATEP) workshop | London School of Economics | London, UK | March 25, 2002
Tropical Forests and Poverty Alleviation
Roger A. Sedjo
Tropenbos International Seminar on Forest Valuation & Innovative Financing
Changing Productivity in Forestry
Roger A. Sedjo
Austrailan Productivity Commission | Canberra, Australia | February 12, 2002
Discussant Issues in Land and Forest Management
Roger A. Sedjo
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | American Economics Association meeting | Atlanta, GA | January 6, 2002
Discussant International Environmental Policy-Making and Scholarship: Markets, Treaties, and Science
Roger A. Sedjo
Annual Research Conference, Association of Public Policy, Analysis & Management | Association of Public Policy, Analysis & Management | Washington, DC | November 3, 2001
Policy Issues for the US Forest Service
Roger A. Sedjo
Seminar | New York Uinversity Law School | NYU Law School, New York City | September 22, 2005
Deforestation, Goverance, Trade and EKC: A Comment
Roger A. Sedjo
Colloquium on Socioeconomic Drivers of Green House Gass Emissions | World Resource Institute/EPA | World Resource Instiute, Washington, DC | September 29, 2005
Carbon Sequestration: Approaches of Japan, Canada and the EU
Roger A. Sedjo and Masahiro Amano
Electrical Utility Environmental Conference | EUEC | Tucson, AZ | January 24, 2006
Carbon Sequestration Costs and Global Forests
Brent Sohngen and Roger A. Sedjo
EMF 21 -Multigas Mitigation and Climate Change Meeting | Stanford and EPA | Hotel Washington Washington, DC | January 31, 2006
Forestry and Climate Change: Strategies for Coping
Roger A. Sedjo
Forestry Leadership Conference | Forestry Leadership | Tronto, Canada | March 1, 2006
Climate Change: Is it real and can forests make a difference?
Roger A. Sedjo
Presentation to the Economics, Law, and the Environment Program | Economics, Law, and the Environment Program, University of Arizona | University of Arizona, Tucson, February 2, 2007. | February 2, 2007
Forest Sequestration and Climate
Roger A. Sedjo
Roundtable on "Bioenergy, Biodiversity and Forest Sequestration" | Faculty of Science , University of Lisbon and the Portuguese-American Foundation | Lisbon, Portugal | July 19, 2007
Ethanol, Biodiesel and other Renewable Energies: Wood for Biomass Energy
Roger A. Sedjo
International Workshop: Economics, Policies and Science of Bioenergy | ICABR 11th International Conference | Revello, Italy | July 27, 2007
“Cellulosic Biofuels”
Roger A. Sedjo
Presentation to the Department of Forest Products, North Carolina State University. | Departement of Forest Products | North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC | November 28, 2007
“Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Biological Possibilities.”
Roger A. Sedjo
Seminar on Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Technologies and Legal Issues | Sponsored by Fulbright & Jaworski | Web Seminar | November 15, 2007
Driving Forces in Forestry: Future Directions for US Forestry in a Global Context
Roger A. Sedjo
National Convention of the Society of American Foresters | Society of American Foresters | Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas | October 21, 2005
Biotechnology and Forest Trees
Roger A. Sedjo
State Forest Agency, PR China | Chinese State Forestry Agency | Beijing, China | October 31, 2005
Forests and Climate Change
Roger A. Sedjo
Sino-American Symposium on Forest Policy | Chinese Academy of Forestry | Biejing, China | November 1, 2005
Biological Sequestration: The Potential Contribution of Forests for the Next Kyoto Climate Protocol
Roger A. Sedjo
Meeting with Office of Climate Change, Japanese Forest Service | Japanese Forest Service | Japanese Forest Service, Tokyo, Japan | November 14, 2005
Delegate with the USDA Delegation to China on Forest Policy
Roger A. Sedjo
USDA Delegation to China on Forest Policy: Oct 31-Nov 13, 2005 | USDA - Chinese Academy of Forestry | Biejing and several locations arounf China | October 31, 2005
Biotechnology and Forest Trees: A Role in China?
Roger A. Sedjo
Lecture and Discusssion with Zhejiang University Biology Faculty, Zhejiang, China | Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China | Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China | November 9, 2005
The Implications for the Timber Sector of US Biofuel Mandates
Roger Sedjo
Forest Sector Modeling Conference | College of Forestry, University of Washington, Seattle | University of Washington, Seattle | November 18, 2008
A Proposal to Frame a Comprehensive Global forest Monitoring System
Roger Sedjo
GEO Forest Monitoring Symposium | GEO, Brazil | Foz do Iguaca, Brazil | November 7, 2008
Forestry in Emerging Carbon Markets
Roger A. Sedjo
The Symposium “Seeds of Change: A Renewed Perspective on Forest Policy | Duke University, Chapter SAF | Duke University | November 6, 2009
The Big Coffee Table Book of Doom!
Friday, April 17, 2015
Seminar addresses carbon accounting and forest management
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Biomass Magazine
Biofuels and Climate Change: Pulpwood to the Rescue?
Monday, November 18, 2013
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