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Melissa M. Kreye, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Management
Melissa M. Kreye, Ph.D.
334 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-867-1237

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest Ecosystem Services
  • Non-market and market values associated with forest ecosystems
  • Public and landowner cultural values for managed ecosystems

Education

  1. Ph.D., Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2014)
  2. M.S., Fisheries: Wastewater Utilization, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (2008)
  3. B.S., Fisheries Biology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (2004)

Select Research Publications

M. Kreye, D.C. Adams and H.K. Ober (2017) “Protecting Imperiled Wildlife Species on Private Lands: Forest Owner Values and Response to Government Interventions”, Ecological Economics, (revise and resubmit).

M. Kreye, Pienaar, E. F., Soto, J. R., & Adams, D. C. (2017). Creating Voluntary Payment Programs: Effective Program Design and Ranchers’ Willingness to Conserve Florida Panther Habitat. Land Economics, 93(3), 459-480.

M. Kreye, E. F. Pienaar and A. E. Adams (2016) “The Role of Community Identity in Cattlemen Response to Florida Panther Recovery Efforts”, Society and Natural Resources, 1-16.

M. Kreye, D. C. Adams, F. J. Escobedo and J. R. Soto (2016) “Does Policy Process Influence Public Values for Forest-Water Resource Protection in Florida?”, Ecological Economics, 129: 122-131.

M. Kreye, and E. F. Pienaar (2015) “A Critical Review of Efforts to Protect Florida Panther Habitat on Private Lands”, Land Use Policy, 48:428-436.

M. Kreye, D. C. Adams, and F. J. Escobedo (2014) “The Value of Forest Conservation for Water Quality Protection”, Forests 5(5): 862-884.

Select Extension Publications

M. Kreye, D. Adams, R. Ghimire, W. Morse, T. Stein, and M. Bowker (2017). “Forest Ecosystem Services and Cultural Values”, In E. O. Sills, S. E. Moore, F. W. Cubbage, K. D. McCarter, T. Holmes, and E. Mercer (Eds.), Trees At Work: Economic Accounting for Forest Ecosystem Services in the U.S. South (pp 103). Ashville, NC, Southern Research Station.

M. Kreye, and E. Pienaar (2016) “Government Efforts to Protect Habitat for the Florida Panther on Private Lands”, University of Florida IFAS Extension EDIS Publication # WEC368 http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw413

M. Kreye, E. Pienaar, R. Boughton and L. Wiggins (2016) “Using the Ecosystem Services Approach to Advance Conservation Efforts on Private Lands”, University of Florida IFAS Extension EDIS Publication, Publication #WEC369 http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw414

M. Kreye, E. Pienaar, and R. Boughton (2016) “Landowner Cost-share Incentives and Payments for Ecosystem Services: A comparison of key program features”, University of Florida IFAS Extension EDIS Publication, Publication #WEC370 http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw415 .

M. Kreye, E. Pienaar, R. Boughton, L. Wiggins (2016) “Safe Harbor Agreement: A Regulatory Assurance under the Endangered Species Act”, University of Florida IFAS Extension EDIS Publication, https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw403