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- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Forest Engineering, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Forestry; Economics and Marketing, Iowa State University
- Ph.D. Forestry; Economics, Iowa State University
Dr. Gan is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology and a faculty affiliate of Texas A&M Energy Institute. His current research centers on a) the economic and environmental aspects of bioenergy and bioeconomic development, b) disturbances (e.g., climate change, wildfire, pest infestations, and invasions of alien plant species) and response strategies, and c) international trade and environmental conservation. He has conducted collaborative research in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania. He has also accumulated over 25 years of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience.
Research Interests and Specializations
Forest Economics and Management
Bioenergy and Bioeconomy
Golecha, R., and J. Gan. 2016. Effects of corn stover year-to-year supply variability and market structure on biomass utilization and cost. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 57:34-44.
Gan, J., and C.T. Smith. 2011. Optimal plant size and feedstock supply radius: A modeling approach to minimize bioenergy production costs. Biomass and Bioenergy 35:3350-3359
Disturbances and Responses
Gan, J., A. Jarrett, and C. Johnson Gaither. 2015. Landowner response to wildfire risk: Adaptation, mitigation or doing nothing. Journal of Environmental Management 159:186-191.
Wang, H., W.E. Grant, J. Gan, W.E. Rogers, T.M. Swannack, T.E. Koralewski, J.H. Miller, and J.W. Taylor, Jr. 2012. Integrating spread dynamics and economics to manage Chinese tallow (Triadicasebifera (L.) Small) invasions in southern U.S. forestlands. PLoS ONE 7(3):e33877. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033877.
Trade and Conservation
Gan, J., B. Cashore, and M. Stone. 2013. Impacts of Lacey Act Amendment and Voluntary Agreement Partnerships on illegal logging: Implications for forestry governance. Journal of Natural Resource Policy Research 5(4):209-226.
Gan, J., and B.A. McCarl. 2007. Measuring transnational leakage of forest conservation. Ecological Economics 64:423-432.