Research

Agricultural and Resource Economics Research Focus

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University is a regional and national leader in theoretical and applied research in agricultural, environmental, and natural resource economics. Our faculty and graduate students are involved in a wide variety of research projects in these fields, and are committed to disseminating the results of this research to both academic and non-academic audiences.

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Agricultural Economics and Marketing Research

Need to revise this: Shorten, more succinct, active voice The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University is engaged in many research projects regarding demand, supply, and agent behavior in the agricultural and food sectors. In addition to the traditional study of agricultural production, management, and finance in the field, DARE faculty and students are also engaged in research related to marketing, consumer behavior, risk and decision analysis, and industrial organization. In addition, our focus on applied research results in a considerable body of policy-relevant research. 

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Natural Resource and Environmental Economics Research

Need to revise: shorten, more succinct, active voice Many faculty and students in DARE are engaged in cutting-edge research in the fields of environmental and natural resource economics, with an emphasis on non-market valuation, water economics, natural resource economics and policy, recreation economics, public lands management, and invasive species. Our location along the Colorado Front Range provides exceptional opportunities for applied local and regional analysis of environmental and resource issues, and we partner closely with the U.S. Forest Service and other state and federal agencies to develop research projects that help inform decision-makers and shape public policy.

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Development Economics Research

Revise: Shorten, more succinct, active voice, inclusive Faculty and students in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics are engaged in a variety of research related to development at community, regional, and international scales. There are a number of agricultural and resource allocation issues at the community and regional levels in Colorado, including land use, tax policy, and resource valuation, as well as fiscal impact analysis, industry analysis, and labor market issues. Our international experience involves projects in East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Central Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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DARE Faculty and Research Scientists

Mike Wilkins Lab

Geomicrobiology

Steven Fonte Lab

Agroecosystems Ecology

Sally Jones-Diamond Lab

Crops Testing

Francesca Cotrufo Lab

Ecosystems Ecology

Geoff Morris Lab

Crop Quantitative Genomics

Kelly Wrighton Lab

Soil Microbiomes

Thomas Borch Lab

Environmental and Agricultural Chemistry

Allan Andales Lab

WISE Irrigation

Jim Ippolito Lab

Soil Health and Environmental Quality

Nathan Mueller Lab

Agricultural Sustainability and Climate Change Impacts

Meagan Schipanski Lab

Cropping Systems

Jay Ham Lab

Micrometerology

Esten Mason Lab

Wheat Breeding and Genetics

Keith Paustian Lab

Soil Ecology, COMET-Farm

Joe Brummer Lab

Forage Science