Dr. Thomas J. Straka

Professor, Forest Management/Economics

straka_4.3.13_small.jpgEmail: tstraka@clemson.edu
Office: 864-656-4827

School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

Ph.D. Virginia Tech, Forest Resource Management and Economics - 1981
MBA, University of South Carolina, Business Administration - 1978
M.S. Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Forest Resource Management - 1973
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Forest Science - 1972

Research interest:
Areas of Interest Include: 1. Forest Resource Management and Economics. 2. Nonindustrial private forests and owners. 3. Forest Resource Valuation and Appraisal. 4. Forest Industry and Timber Investment Management Organizations. 5. Forest Taxation. 6. Quantitative Forest Economics.

Straka, T.J. 2011. Recognition of wildlife amenity values in defining the small forest ownership problem in the United States: A literature review. Wildlife Biology in Practice 7(1):1-22
Straka, T.J. 2011. Taxonomic review of classical and current literature on the perennial American family forest problem. Forests2(3):660-706.
Fleming, J.J., T.J. Straka, and S.E. Miller. 2006. An econometric model to predict participation in urban and community forestry programs in South Carolina, U.S. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 32(5):229-235.
Straka, T.J., and J.L. Greene. 2007. Reforestation tax incentives under the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Journal of Applied Forestry 31(1):23-27.
Kilgore, M.A., J.L. Greene, M.G. Jacobson, T.J. Straka, and S.E. Daniels. 2007. The influence of financial incentive programs in promoting sustainable forestry on the nation's family forests. Journal of Forestry 105(4):184-191.l
Straka, T. J. 1995. Auditing timber assets. Internal Auditor 52(3):50-54.
Straka, T.J. 2007. Valuation of bare forestland and premercantable timber stands in forestry appraisal. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural appraisers 70(1):142-146.
Straka, T.J. 2007. Timber for the Comstock. Forestry History Today.Spring/Fall 2007:4-15.
Haight, R. G., W. D. Smith, and T. J. Straka. 1995. Hurricanes and the economics of loblolly pine plantations: assessing the financial return from a damaged stand. Forest Science 41(4):675-688.

Professional society activity:
Society of American Foresters
Forest Products Society
Forest History Society
Forest Landowners Association
South Carolina Forestry Association

FOR 416, Forest Resource Policy and Administration
FOR 418 Forest Resource Valuation.
FOR 425 Forest Resource Management Plans
FOR 814 Advanced Forest Resource Management and Planning