Jagdish Poudel

Jagdish Poudel


Department of Forestry

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Forest Economics and Policy

Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson Rd, Rm. 126
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222


PhD in Forest Economics and Policy, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, 2017

MS in Forest Resources, Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University, 2014

MS in Environmental Science (Wildlife conservation and management), Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2007

BS in Environmental Science (Natural resources), Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2005


Research Interests:

Jagdish Poudel has research interests in Economic analysis of Ecosystem Services Markets (Habitat Conservation banking/ Wetland Mitigation banking), Economics of outdoor recreation and tourism, Economic impact/contribution analysis of forest product industries, International Forestry, REDD+, and Payment for ecosystem services.


Publications and reports:

Neill, B. O., Neumann, D., & Poudel, J. (2019). Wooden Spoons for Woodcock. In D. G. Krementz, D. E. Andersen, & T. R. Cooper (Eds.), The Proceedings of the Eleventh American Woodcock Symposium (pp. 15–17). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24926/AWS.0104 (Link: https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/index.php/aws/article/view/2357)

Poudel, J. (2019). Economic Contribution of Forest Products Industry in Michigan: A Comparison of Simple Multiplier Versus Multi-industry Approach. In C. Brandeis, D. G. Hodges, & N. Poudyal (Eds.), FOREST RESOURCE ECONOMICS IN TRANSITION: TRADITIONAL AND EMERGING MARKETS (pp. 26–34). https://doi.org/e-Gen. Tech. Report SRS-247 (link: https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/gtr/gtr_srs247.pdf#page=33)

Pokharel, R., Grala, R. K., Latta, G. S., Grebner, D. L., Grado, S. C., & Poudel, J. (2019). Availability of Logging Residues and Likelihood of Their Utilization for Electricity Production in the US South. Journal of Forestry, 117(6), 543–559. https://doi.org/10.1093/jofore/fvz047. (link: https://academic.oup.com/jof/article-abstract/117/6/543/5556906)

Poudel, J., Zhang, D., & Simon, B. (2019). Habitat conservation banking trends in the United States. Biodiversity and Conservation, 28 (6), 1629-1646.

Poudel, J., Zhang, D., & Simon, B. (2018). Estimating the demand and supply of conservation banking markets in the United States. Land Use Policy, 79, 320-325.

Pokharel, R., Poudel, J., Adhikari, R. K., & Sharma, A. R. (2018). Demand and Supply of Forest Products in Bandevi Buffer Zone Community Forest, Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Sustainability in Environment, 3 (4), 24.

Pokharel, R., Poudel, J., & Grala, R. K. (2018). Impact of economic factors and a political conflict on international tourism demand in Nepal: a vector error correction model. International Journal of Tourism Policy, 8(1), 18-41.

Poudel, J., Munn, I. A., & Henderson, J. E. (2018). An input-output analysis of recreational fishing expenditures (2006 & 2011) across the southern United States. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 75 (4), 650-672, DOI: 10.1080/00207233.2017.1412195

Poudel, J., Munn, I. A., & Henderson, J. E. (2017). Economic contributions of wildlife watching recreation expenditures (2006 & 2011) across the US south: An input-output analysis. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 17, 93-99. 

Poudel, J., Henderson, J. E., & Munn, I. A. (2016). Economic Contribution of Hunting Expenditure to the southern United States of America. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 73(2), 236-254. 

Pokharel, R., Poudel, J., Sharma, A. R., & Grala, R. K. (2016). A Study of Climate Variability and Socioeconomic Impact on Tourism Industry of Nepal. Sustainability in Environment, 2(1), 20. 

Poudel, J., Munn, I. A., & Henderson, J. E. (2013). Economic Impact of fishing and wildlife watching expenditures on Southern U.S. Paper presented at the Southern Forest Economics Workers Annual Meeting, Auburn, AL. Conference proceedings

Poudel, J., Munn, I. A., & Henderson, J. E. (2013). Economic Impact of Hunting Expenditures on Southern U.S. Paper presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida. 

Rana EB, Karki S, Karky BS, Kotru R, Poudel J. (2012). REDD+ and forest governance in Nepal. In: Broekhoven G, Savenije H, von Scheliha S, editors. Moving Forward with Forest Governance. Wageningen: Tropenbos International; p.167-174. 

Karki, S., Karky, B. S., Poudel, J., Rana, E. & Kotru, R. (2011). Incentivizing Local Communities to Maintain a Healthy Mountain Ecosystem: An Example from a Pilot REDD Project in Three Watersheds of Nepal. Contribution of Ecosystem Restoration to the Objectives of the CBD and a Healthy Planet for All People, 46.15th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity. J. Grekin and Jo Mulongoy. Montreal, Canada, The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. 62: 118. 

Poudel, J. (2011). Contouring forest carbon payment through community forestry. REDD+ expectations and experiences. A paper presented at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Forest & Landscape Department of Copenhagen University and International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, Forest & Landscape Denmark. Report

Poudel, J. (2010). Role of buffer zone community forest in carbon sequestration and livelihood enhancement: A case study of Ratnanagar municipality, Chitwan National Park. Central Department of Environment Science. 02/2010, Tribhuvan University. Masters: 70.

Poudel, J. (2010). Payment for Ecosystem Service; For Biodiversity and Economy. The Himalayan Times. Kathmandu, Nepal, The Himalayan Times.

Poudel, J. (2010). Community Forestry in Nepal: Issues and Opportunities. The Forestry Source. Bethesda, MD, The Society of American Forester. 15: 20.