University of Kentucky College of Agriculture


Assistant Professor

G. Andrew StainbackContact me:
214 T.P. Cooper Building (office 202)
Lexington, KY 40546-0073
Tel: 859-257-1770
Fax: 859-323-1031
Web Site:

J.D. 2006 Florida State University
Ph.D. Forest Economics & Policy, University of Florida
M.S. Resource Conservation, University of Montana
B.S. Biochemistry, Virginia Tech University

Academic Interests:
The policy and economics of ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration and biodiversity

Environmental, land use, and international law

Sustainable development

Selected Publications:
K.C., B., Stainback, G. A., & Chhetri, B. B. K. 2014. Community users’ and experts’ perspective on community forestry in Nepal: a SWOT–AHP analysis. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 1-15.

Catron, J. F., Stainback, G. A., Lhotka, J. M., Stringer, J., & Hu, L. 2013. Financial and management implications of producing bioenergy in upland oak stands in Kentucky. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, 30(4), 164-169.  

K.C., B., & Stainback, G. A. 2013. Financial analysis of chir pine plantations for carbon offsets, timber and resin in Nepal. Banko Janakari, 22(2), 3-10. 

Leitch, Z. J., Lhotka, J. M., Stainback, G. A., & Stringer, J. W. 2013. Private landowner intent to supply woody feedstock for bioenergy production. Biomass and Bioenergy, 56(0), 127-136. 

Catron, J., Stainback, G. A., Dwivedi, P., & Lhotka, J. M. 2013. Bioenergy development in Kentucky: A SWOT-ANP analysis. Forest Policy and Economics, 28(0), 38-43. 

Dwivedi, P., Bailis, R., Stainback, A., & Carter, D. R. 2012. Impact of payments for carbon sequestered in wood products and avoided carbon emissions on the profitability of NIPF landowners in the US South. Ecological Economics, 78(0), 63-69. 

Stainback, G., Masozera, M., Mukuralinda, A., & Dwivedi, P. 2012. Smallholder Agroforestry in Rwanda: A SWOT-AHP Analysis. Small-scale Forestry, 11(3): 285-300. 

Stainback, G. A., & Masozera, M. 2010. Payment for ecosystem services and poverty reduction in Rwanda. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 12(3), 122-139. 

Dwivedi, P., Alavalapati, J. R. R., Susaeta, A., & Stainback, A. 2009. Impact of carbon value on the profitability of slash pine plantations in the southern United States: an integrated life cycle and Faustmann analysis. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 39(5), 990-1000.

Matta, J. R., Alavalapati, J. R. R., & Stainback, G. A. 2009. Effect of conserving habitat for biodiversity on optimal management of non-industrial private forests in Florida. Journal of Forest Economics, 15(4), 223-235. 

Alavalapati, J. R. R., Jose, S., Stainback, G. A., Matta, J. R., & Carter, D. 2007. Economics of cogongrass control in slash pine forests. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 39, 61-68.  

Alavalapati, J. R. R., Stainback, G. A., & Matta, J. R. 2006. Longleaf pine restoration. The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem. In S. Jose, E. J. Jokela & D. L. Miller (Eds.), (pp. 403-412): Springer New York.

Stainback, G. A., & Alavalapati, Janaki, R. R. 2005. Effects of carbon markets on the optimal management of slash pine (Pinus elliottii) plantations. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, 29(1), 27-32. 

Stainback, G. A., & Alavalapati, J. R. R. 2004. Restoring longleaf pine through silvopasture practices: an economic analysis. Forest Policy and Economics, 6(3-4), 371-378. 

Stainback, G. A., & Alavalapati, J. R. R. 2004. Modeling catastrophic risk in economic analysis of forest carbon sequestration. Natural Resource Modeling, 17(3), 299-317. 

Stainback, G. A., Alavalapati, J. R. R., Shrestha, R. K., Larkin, S. L., & Wong, G. 2004. Improving environemntal quality in south Florida through silvopasture: An Economic Approach. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 36(2), 481-489. 

Alavalapati, J. R. R., Shrestha, R. K., Stainback, G. A., & Matta, J. R. 2004. Agroforestry development: An environmental economic perspective. Agroforestry Systems, 61-62(1), 299-310. 

Stainback, G. A., & Alavalapati, J. R. R. 2002. Economic analysis of slash pine forest carbon sequestration in the southern U. S. Journal of Forest Economics, 8(2), 105-117. 

Alavalapati, J. R. R., Stainback, G. A., & Carter, D. R. 2002. Restoration of the longleaf pine ecosystem on private lands in the US South: an ecological economic analysis. Ecological Economics, 40(3), 411-419.