Professor Emeritus of Forest Economics
Professor Emeritus of Forest Economics
Ph.D. Forestry/Agricultural Economics, 1983, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. Forestry, 1982, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. Agricutural Economics, 1982, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. Forestry, 1978, Michigan State University
Forest economics and management, wildfire protection planning
My research uses economic analysis and operations research modeling techniques to address forest resource management issues such as: forest products market forecasting, analysis of resource-dependent local economies, the role of forestry in international development, forest harvest scheduling, protected area management, non-market valuation, the impact of climate change on fire control, structure survival in large urban-wildland fires, and wildland fire protection planning.
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Castillo, Federico; Heiman, Amir; Zilberman, David and Gilless, J. K. 2016. Time of Adoption and Technology Transfer: An Institutional Analysis of Offices of Technology Transfer in the United States. Journal of Technology Transfer. DOI 10.1007/s10961-016-9468-5
Gilless, J.K. 2015. The Berkeley Summit -- Looking Forward to the Future for Forestry Education. Journal of Forestry 113(6): 527
Gilless, J.K. 2015. The Berkeley Summit. Journal of Forestry 113(6): 587–591.
Gilless, J.K. 2015. UC Berkeley's Forestry Program Celebrates 100 Years. California Agriculture 69(1): 4.
Zhang, S., Gilless, J.K., and W. Stewart. Modeling Price-Driven Interactions Between Wood Bioenergy and Global Wood Product Markets. 2014. Biomass and Bioenergy 60: 68-78.
Gilless, J.K., Guy, A.B., Johnson, E., Rustad, B., Seltenrich, N., Standiford, R., Stangenberger, A.S., Stewart, W.C., and R. York. 2014. A Century of Cal Forestry 1914-2014. University of California, Berkeley. 56 pages.
Castillo, F. and J.K. Gilless. 2013. “Climate Change, Extreme Events and Migration: A Framework of Research”. In Costa Rica in the Third Millennium: Proposals for the Reduction of Vulnerability. Adamson, Marcos and Castillo, Eds. Editorial Luz. San Jose, Costa Rica.
Gilless, J.K. and R.C. Smith. 2012. Management Response To Eroding Wildland Buffers Between Developed And Protected Areas Through Education And Collaborative Planning Efforts. George Wright Forum 29(2): 236-245.
Gilless, J.K., Smith, R.C., and D. Davis. 2011. Long-term Interagency Fire Safe Council Commitment to Fire-adapted Communities: Lessons From The Bull Fire. Fire Management Today 71(4):34-37.
Smith, R.C. and J.K. Gilless. 2011. Institutional Obstacles to Success in Implementing a Statewide Community-Based Fire Planning Mandate. California Journal of Politics and Policy 3(1): Article 12.
Lever, Christopher C. and J.K. Gilless. 2008. Stepping Outside the Boundary: Community Building at Yosemite National Park, George Wright Forum 25(3):58-69.
Fried, J.S., Gilless, J.K., Riley, W.J., Moody, T.J., Simon, C., Hayhoe, K., Moritz, M., Stephens, S., and M. Torn. 2008. Predicting the effect of climate change on wildfire behavior and initial attack success. Climatic Change 87 (Supplement 1):193-213.
Battles, J.J., Robarts, T., Das, A., Waring, K., Gilless, J.K., Schurr, F., LeBlanc, J., Biging, G., and C. Simon. 2008. Climate impact on forest resources. Climatic Change 87 (Supplement 1):251-264.
Gilless, J.K. 2007. What deforestation? California Forests 11(2):14-15.
O’Hanley, J.R., Church, R.L., and J.K. Gilless. 2007. The importance of in situ site loss in nature reserve selection: Balancing notions of complimentarity and robustness. Biological Conservation 135(1):170-180.
O’Hanley, J.R., Church, R.L., and J.K. Gilless. 2007. Locating and protecting critical reserve sites to minimize expected and worst-case losses. Biological Conservation 134(1): 130-141.
Gilless, J.K., Tack J., and A. Peterson Zwane. 2006. Who pays for sudden Oak Death? An econometric investigation of the impact of an emerging pathogen on California nurseries. Pages 465-466 in Proceedings of the sudden oak death second science symposium: The state of our knowledge. 2005 January 18-21; Monterey, CA General Technical Report PSW-GTR-196. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Albany, CA. 571 Pages.
Fried, J.S., Gatziolis, D., Gilless, J.K., Vogt, C.A. , and G. Winter. 2006. A prescription for fostering support for fuel treatments at the wildland urban interface: Change beliefs, build trust. Fire Management Today 66(3): 51-54.
Fried, J.S., Gilless, J.K., and J. Spero. 2006. Analyzing initial attack on wildland fires using stochastic simulation. International Journal of Wildland Fire 15:137-146.
Buongiorno, J., and J.K. Gilless. 2003. Decision methods for forest resource management. Academic Press, San Diego. 439 pages.
Committee on Prospects and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of America’s Nonfederal Forests, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council. 1997. Forested landscapes in perspective: Prospects and opportunities for sustainable management of America’s nonfederal forests. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. 206 pp.
Buongiorno, J., and J.K. Gilless. 1987. Forest management and economics: A primer in quantitative methods. Macmillan, New York, New York. 285 pp.
2018 UC Berkeley Faculty Service Award
2017 UC Berkeley Excellence in Advising Award
1996-2006 S.J. Hall Chair in Forest Economics
2006 ESPM Departmental Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence
1992 PG&E Award for Research Excellence in Wildlands
1988 UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award
ESPM 183 Forest Ecosystem Management
EEP 1/Econ 3 Introduction to Environmental Economics & Policy