Adam Daigneault

E.L. Giddings Associate Professor of Forest Policy & EconomicsPicture of Adam Daigneault

219 Nutting Hall

  • PhD – Environmental & Natural Resource Economics (The Ohio State University)
  • MA – Economics (The Ohio State University)
  • BA – Economics & Environmental Studies (Denison University)

Dr. Adam Daigneault joined the SFR faculty in 2016 and is currently the EL Giddings Associate Professor of Forest Policy & Economics and head of the UMaine Forest Policy and Economics Lab. He received a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Ohio State University in 2006, and has spent the past decade developing quantitative models to assess the socioeconomic impacts of environmental policy on the natural resource sectors. His research has focused on a wide range of issues, including freshwater management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, invasive species control, and valuing ecosystem services.

Prior to joining SFR, Dr. Daigneault was a Senior Economist at Landcare Research, New Zealand’s leading institute on terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity research and an Economist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked extensively on policy analysis relating to climate change, biofuels, and land use change.

Adam, a native Mainer who grew up on the midcoast, returned home after 18 years living and working in Ohio, Oregon, Washington DC, India, and New Zealand. An avid endurance athlete, he makes the best of Maine’s  by running, biking, and skiing the university’s abundant trail network.

Dr. Daigneault is also a Faculty Fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and affiliated faculty with the UMaine School of Economics and Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program.