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Jesse Henderson

Research Economist
Forest Economics and Policy
P.O. Box 12254
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2254
United States
Current Research
The goal of Dr. Henderson’s research is to develop models that accurately describe forest ecology, heterogeneous human objectives and behavior, and their interaction over time and space. His research in forest economics is related to forest product markets, trade and forest disturbances, with applications at parcel, regional, national and global scales. Current projects include: (1) Understanding the impacts of hurricanes and storm frequency on forest structure and markets, (2) Developing spatially explicit agent-based models of forest landowners, forest product mills, and forest disturbance processes, (3) Investigating the application of small area estimation techniques to regional and global forest sector models.
Why This Research Is Important
It is important to understand how humans affect their environment and vice versa.  This research increases our understanding of these phenomena and supports the development of sustainable public policy and sound forest management.
  • North Carolina State University, Ph.D, Forest Economics, 2019
  • North Carolina State University, M.S., Natural Resources Policy, 2011
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S., Physics, 2005
Professional Experience
  • Research Associate,  Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium (SOFAC), North Carolina State University,  2014 - 2020
    Conducted research and developed forest sector models, focusing on the U.S. Southeast.
  • Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant,  North Carolina State University,  2008 - 2014
    Researched bioenergy and timber supply. Taught natural resource management, environmental science and engineering.
  • Chemistry Teaching Assistant,  Vanderbilt University,  2007 - 2008
Featured Publications
Other Publications
Citations of Non-Forest Service Publications