Research and Publications

Ongoing research

  • Economic Contribution of Biomass power plants in northeastern and Midwest region.
  • Supply Chain and Market analysis of mass timber in Michigan
  • Low value wood and slash (feedstock) availability for biochar production 
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of biochar production 
  • Building Woodshed maps (procurement zones) using wood products market
  • Optimal locations for mass timber production 
  • Visitor Use measurement techniques in Indiana
  • Forest Carbon Inventory and Modeling Needs Assessment


Journal Articles

Please contact the Raju Pokharel if you need any information on following publications. 

  1. Visser L., Latta G., Pokharel R., Hoefnagelsa R., & Jungingera M. (2021). Exploring the limits to sustainable pellet production for international markets - The impact of increasing pellet production in the US Southeast on feedstock use and carbon sequestration in forest areas, GCB Bioenergy. (In Press).
  2. Poudel J. & Pokharel R. (2021). Financial Analysis of Habitat Conservation Banking in the United States. Sustainability, 13(22), 12441.
  3. Pokharel R., & Latta G.S. (2020). A network analysis to identify forest merchantability limitations across the United States, Forest Policy and Economics, 116 (102181).
  4. Pokharel R., Grala R. K., Latta G.S., Grebner D. L., Grado S. C., & Poudel J., (2019). Availability of logging residues and the likelihood of their utilization for electricity production in the US South, Journal of Forestry, 117(6), 543-559.
  5. Pokharel R., Grala R.K., Grebner D.L., & Cooke W.H. (2019). Mill willingness to utilize logging residues to produce electricity: a spatial logistic regression approach, Forest Science, 65(3), 277-288.
  6. Pokharel R., Poudel J., Adhikari R., & Sharma A. (2018). Demand and Supply of Forest Products in Bandevi Buffer Zone Community Forest, Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Sustainability in Environment, 3(4), 305–328. 
  7. 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.
  8. Pokharel R., Grala R. K., & Grebner D. L. (2017). Woody residues utilization for bioenergy by primary forest products manufacturers: An exploratory analysis, Forest Policy and Economics, 85 Part 1, 161-171.
  9. Pokharel R., Grala R. K., Grebner D. L., & Grado S. C. (2017). Factors affecting utilization of woody residues to produce bioenergy in the southern United States, Biomass and Bioenergy, 105, 278–287.
  10. Adhikari R.K., Kindu M., Pokharel R., Castro L.M., & Knoke, T. (2017). Financial compensation for biodiversity conservation in Ba Be National Park of Northern Vietnam. Journal for Nature Conservation 35, 92–100.