John B. Loomis
Ph.D.: Colorado State University
Location: B310 Clark Bldg.
Telephone: (970) 491-2485
John Loomis performs research in the economic valuation of non-marketed natural resources such as rivers, recreational fisheries, public lands, endangered species, water quality, and forest fire management. His research methods include the use of surveys, and involve techniques such as the travel cost, contingent valuation and hedonic property methods. The research is performed for state and federal agencies throughout the U.S., and with colleagues in Chile, China, Spain and Vietnam.
AREC/ECON 346 - Economics of Outdoor Recreation
AREC/ECON 541 - Environmental Economics
AREC 547 - Public Lands Management
AREC 570 - Research Methods
AREC 740 - Advanced Resource and Environmental Economics
AREC 792 - Seminar - Natural Resources
Selected Publications, Presentations and Projects:
Loomis, John. Integrated Public Lands Management: Principles and Applications to National Forests, Parks and Wildlife Refuges, and BLM Lands. Columbia University Press, New York, NY. 1993. 2nd Edition. 2002.
Loomis, John and Richard Walsh. Recreation Economic Decisions: Comparing Benefits and Costs. 2nd, Edition. Venture Publishing, State College, PA. 1997.
Loomis, John and Gloria Helfand. Environmental Policy Analysis for Decision Making. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.
The Role of Ethnicity and Language in Contingent Valuation Analysis: A Fire Prevention Policy Application. Am. J. of Economics and Sociology 65(3): 559-587. With L. Ellingson, A. Gonzalez-Caban & A. Seidl. 2006.
Importance of Including Use and Passive Use Values in River and Lake Restoration. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, #134: 4-8. July 2006.
Use of Survey Data to Estimate Economic Value and Regional Economic Effects of Fishery Improvements. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26: 301-307. 2006.
A External Validity Test of Intended Behavior: Comparing Revealed Preference and Intended Visitation in Response to Climate Change. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 49(4): 621-630. 2006. with Robert Richardson.
A Comparison of the Effect of Multiple Destination Trips on Recreation Benefits as Estimated by Travel Cost and Contingent Valuation Methods. Journal of Leisure Research 38(1): 46-60. 2006.
The Importance of Adjusting for Trip Purpose in Regional Economic Analyses of Tourist Destinations. Tourism Economics 12(1): 33-43. 2006. with Lynne Caughlan, USGS.
Estimating the Benefits of Maintaining Adequate Lake Levels to Homeowners Using the Hedonic Property Method. Water Resources Research 39(9). 2003. With M. Feldman.
Testing for Differential Effects of Forest Fires on Hiking and Mountain Biking Demand and Benefits. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 508-522. With Armando Gonzalez-Caban and Jeffrey Englin. 2001.
Measuring the Total Economic Value of Restoring Ecosystem Services in an Impaired River Basin: Results from a Contingent Valuation Survey. Ecological Economics. 33, pp. 103-117. With Paula Kent, Liz Strange, Kurt Fausch, and Alan Covich. 2000.
Economic Benefits of Rare and Endangered Species: Summary and Meta-Analysis. Ecological Economics, 18(3):197-206. With Douglas S. White. 1996.
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