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School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

Damian Adams

Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Damian Adams is a natural resource economist tenured in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences with a joint appointment in the Food and Resource Economics Department at UF.

He currently serves as Director of ProForest, which unites experts in the area of forest management and policy to sustain forest systems and their benefits to society. He also serves as an Editor-in-Chief at the journal Forests. He joined UF/IFAS Administration as Interim Assistant Dean for Research in June 2019, and was promoted to Interim Associate Dean for Research in May 2020.

  • Research Interests

    Damian's research primarily focuses on understanding how people value ecosystem goods and services, the impact of attitudes and preferences on those values, and translating that information to inform policy decisions. Methodologically, he uses survey-based data collection methods, non-market valuation methods, econometric methods, bioeconomic modeling, and legal analysis.


345 Newins-Ziegler Hall, PO Box 110410
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410
(352) 846-0872

  • Education

    • PhD, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 2007
    • M Phil, Environmental Policy, University of Cambridge, 2004
    • JD/MAB, Law & Agribusiness, Levin College of Law, and College of Agriculture, University of Florida, 2001
    • BS summa cum laude, Economics, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, 1997