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Zhou, Mo

Assistant Professor of Forest Economics

Mo Zhou is an Assistant Professor in Forest Economics within the School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University. Her research interest is in integrating operations research and economics to solve modern resource management problems. During her career, she has taught a wide spectrum of quantitative courses including resource economics, data analysis, and decision making methods. She is also actively involved in the international research community by serving as steering committee member of the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative, as Associate Editor of Canadian Journal of Forest Research and Forest Ecosystems, and as ad-hoc reviewer for numerous international journals. She received a Ph.D. in Forest Economics and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.S. from Technical University of Munich in Germany, and a B.S. from Beijing Forestry University in China.

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  1. Buongiorno, J. and M. Zhou*. 2017. “Multi-criteria Forest Decision Making under Risk with Goal-programming Markov Decision Process models. Forest Science (In press). *Corresponding and co-first author.
  2. Buongiorno, J., M. Zhou, Johnston, C. 2017. “Risk Aversion and Risk Seeking in Multi-criteria Forest Management: A MDP approach”. Canadian Journal of Forest Research (Accepted).
  3. Liang J, TW Crowther, N Picard, S Wiser, M. Zhou, et al.* 2016. “Positive Biodiversity–Productivity Relationship Predominant in Global Forests”. Science 354, Issue 6309. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf8957. * 89 authors in total.
  4. Barrett, C. B., M. Zhou, P. B. Reich, T. W. Crowther, and J. Liang. 2016. Forest value: More than commercial—Response. Science 354:1541-1542.
  5. Zhou, M. 2015. “Adapting Forest Management to Climate Policy Uncertainty: a Conceptual Framework”. Forest Policy and Economics 59, 66-74.
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