Zamora, Rene

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Courtesy Faculty
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Office Location: 

223 Peavy Forest Science Center (PFSC)

Research Areas: 
  • Forest Operations Planning and Management
Research Interests: 
  • Forest Economics
  • Forest Planning
  • International Forestry
  • Rural Development
Forestry for Rural development, Strategic, tactical and operational Forest planning, Forest Economics, Spatial-explicit models, simulation, Forest Landscape restoration, Multi-objective optimization, International Forestry
Appointment length: 3/1/2022 - 2/28/2027; Collaborator: John Sessions; Michele Justice; Tom DeLuca
Selected Publications: 
  1. Daugherty B., Session J., Zamora-Cristales R., Wing. M. 2018. Improving Large Trailer Access for Biomass Recovery in Steep Terrain. Journal of Forest Science.
  2. Ding H., Faruqi S., Wu A., Anchondo A., Altamirano J., Verdone M., Zamora-Cristales R. Chazdon R., Vergara W., 2017. Roots for Prosperity: the Economics and Finance of restoring degraded lands. World Resources Institute, Washington DC., 80p.
  3. Zamora-Cristales R. 2016. Resource Allocation model for public incentives for forest landscape restoration in Latin America. Land Economics; In preparation
  4. Zamora-Cristales R. 2016. Economic optimization of restoring riparian forest. Forest Policy and Economics; In preparation
  5. Chen C., Pierobon F., Zamora-Cristales R., Ganguly I., Sessions J., and Eastin I. 2016. Modeling the processing and transportation logistics of forest residues using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Journal of Forestry, Accepted.
  6. Zamora-Cristales R., J. Sessions, and G. Marrs. 2016. Economic implications of processing and transporting wet versus dry forest residues for biofuel production. Canadian Journal of Forest Research
  7. Marrs G., R. Zamora-Cristales, J. Sessions. 2016. Forest Biomass Feedstock Cost Sensitivity to Grinding Parameters for Bio-jet Fuel Production Renewable Energy.
  8. Zamora-Cristales R., J. Sessions, 2015. Modeling forest residue collection for bioenergy production. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering,
  9. Zamora-Cristales R., J. Sessions. 2015. Are double trailers cost effective for transporting forest biomass on steep terrain? California Agriculture 69(3):177-183 DOI: 10.3733/ca.v069n03p177
  10. Zamora-Cristales R., J. Sessions, D. Smith. 2015. Effect of grinder configuration on forest biomass bulk density, particle size distribution and fuel consumption. Biomass and Bioenergy, 81: 44-54
  11. Zamora-Cristales, R., J. Sessions, K. Boston and G. Murphy 2014. Economic Optimization of Forest Biomass Processing and Transport in the Pacific Northwest. Forest Science.