Roger Sedjo's 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.
Sedjo has served on the US Department of Agriculture's Committee of Scientists and has cochaired the committee of authors who wrote the chapter on biological sinks for the International Panel on Climate Change's Third Assessment Report on climate change mitigation through forestry and other land use measures.
Sedjo also has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the US Agency for International Development, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and other international organizations in more than a dozen countries, including Argentina, Chile, Indonesia, New Zealand, Russia, Romania, Estonia, and Thailand.
- PhD in economics, University of Washington, 1969
- MA in economics, University of Illinois, 1963
- BA in economics, University of Illinois, 1961