Montgomery, Claire

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Emeritus Professor
Department: 
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Office Location: 

210 Snell Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-4952
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-3049
Education: 
PhD, 1990, Economics, University of Washington
MF, 1986, Forest Economics, University of Washington
BS, 1984, Forest Management, Oregon State University
BA, 1976, Fine Art, Portland State University
Research Areas: 
  • Forest Policy Analysis and Economics
Research Interests: 
  • Forest Economics
  • Natural Resources
Bio: 
Current programs include: economics of biodiversity; forest land use trade-offs; and economics of wildland fire. Current projects include: Cost-effective forest wildfire management: Incentives matter; Community considerations in prioritizing forest fire fuel treatments; Letting fires burn: an analysis of the opportunity cost of fire suppression; New Computational Tolls for Sustainable Ecosystem Management.
Courses Taught: 
  • FES/MNR 500
    MARKET TOOLS FOR MANAGING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
  • MNR 511
    Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources
Selected Publications: 
  1. Lauer, C.J., C.A. Montgomery, T.G. Dietterich. 2020. Evaluating wildland fire liability standards – does regulation incentivize good management? International Journal of Wildland Fire, doi.org/10.1071/WF19090.
  2. Lauer, C.J., C.A. Montgomery, T.G. Dietterich. 2019. Managing fragmented fire-threatened landscapes with spatial externalities. Forest Science, doi.org/10.1093/forsci/fxz012.
  3. Harrison, J.L., C.A. Montgomery, P.W. Jeanty. 2018. A spatial, simultaneous model of social capital and poverty. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. available online at doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2018.09.001.
  4. Lauer, C.J., C.A. Montgomery, T.G. Dietterich. 2017. Spatial interactions and optimal forest management on a fire-threatened landscape. Forest Policy and Economics 83:107-120.
  5. Crandall, M.S., D.M. Adams, C.A. Montgomery, D. Smith. 2017. The potential rural development impacts of utilizing non-merchantable forest biomass. Forest Policy and Economics 74:20-29.
  6. Dilkina, B., R.M. Houtman, C.P. Gomes, K.S. McKelvey, C.A. Montgomery, T. Graves, M.K. Schwartz. 2017. The perfect is the enemy of the good: trade-offs and efficiencies in optimal budget-constrained multi-species corridor networks. Conservation Biology 31(1): 192–202.
  7. Lee*, Y., C.A. Montgomery, J. Kline. 2016. The influence of age-specific migration on housing growth in the rural Midwest. Landscape and Urban Planning 148:68-79.
  8. Harrison*, J.L., C.A. Montgomery, J.C. Bliss. 2016. Beyond the monolith: the role of bonding, bridging, and linking social capital in the cycle of adaptive capacity. Society and Natural Resources 29(5):525-539.
  9. Montgomery, C.A. and Crandall, M. 2014. The economics of old-growth forests. Ch. 10 In: Kant, S. and J. Alavalapati (eds.) Handbook of forest economics. Routledge Books.
  10. Montgomery, C.A. 2014. Fire: an agent and a consequence of land use change. Ch. 11 In: Duke, J.M. and J. Wu (eds.) The Oxford handbook of land economics. UK: Oxford University Press.
  11. Houtman, R.M., C.A. Montgomery, A.R. Gagnon, D.E. Calkin, T.D. Dietterich, S. McGregor, M. Crowley. 2013. Allowing a wildfire to burn: estimating the effect on future fire suppression costs. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 22(7): 871 – 882.
  12. Montgomery, C.A. 2013. Institutional environments and arrangements for managing complex aquatic ecosystems in forested landscapes. Forest Policy and Economics 35: 50-56. doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2013.06.008
  13. Konoshima, M., Albers, H.J., Montgomery, C.A., and Arthur J.A. 2010. Optimal spatial patterns of fuel management and timber harvest with fire risk. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40(1):95-108.
  14. Polasky, S, Nelson, E., Camm, J. Csuti, B. Fackler, P., Longsodr, E., Montgomery, C., White, D., Arthur, J., Garber-Yonts, B., Haight, R., Kagan, J., Starfield, T. and Tobalske, C. 2008. Where to put things? Spatial land management with biological and economic returns. Biological Conservation 141: 1505-1524. (42, 58).
  15. Konoshima, M., Montgomery, C.A., Albers, H.J., and Arthur, J.L. 2008. Spatial endogenous fire risk and efficient fuel management and timber harvest. Land Economics 84(3):449468. (5, 8).