Forest Economics Professor

Teach university students about forest economics.

What does a Forest Economics Professor do?

Forest Economics Professors are Teachers at the college or university level. But they’re much more than just Teachers. They’re also researchers, mentors, Writers, lecturers, and philanthropists.

As a Forest Economics Professor, you have a passion for forests and an acute understanding of the important role they play in our everyday lives. And you impart your knowledge to the next generation of Forest Managers.

While you respect and love forests, your focus is on the business side of things. That means you leave the health and reforestation up to the rest of the forestry department, and instead research and lecture about how forests impact local and national economies. You study the potential revenue earned by specific forests through the sale of timber and products made from the resource.

On the other side of the equation, you evaluate costs associated with harvesting, planting, and producing paper goods. You also factor in taxation and the purchase price of the land. With that information, you calculate the potential profitability of the land and the trees on it.

Forest Economics Professors spend time in the classroom, educating pupils about new technologies, transportation options, labor costs, and other factors in calculating profitability. You assign and grade homework, present lectures, promote discussions, and mentor students.

When you’re not in the classroom, you supervise research in the area of forest economics. You submit grant applications, supervise students, and plan and implement research concerned with the management and use of forests.