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Mark Eiswerth

Mark Eiswerth


College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2094
Cand 1281D
Office Hours
MW, 2:30 – 4:00 PM or email for appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Economics
Campus Box 101
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Water Resource Economics; Economics of Invasive Species Management; Ecosystems, Biodiversity, and Habitat Management

Publications/Creative Works

Eiswerth, M.E., R. Epanchin-Niell, K. Rollins, M.H. Taylor. Economic Modeling and the Management of Exotic Annual Bromus Species: Accounting for Ecosystem Dynamics, Ecological Thresholds, and Spatial Interdependencies. Chapter 15 in: Exotic Brome-Grasses in Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems of the Western U.S.: Causes, Consequences, and Management Implications. Edited by M.J. Germino, J.C. Chambers, and C.S. Brown. New York, NY: Springer Publishing (2016):  pp. 429-456.

Breffle, W., M.E. Eiswerth, D. Muralidharan, and J. Thornton. “Understanding How Income Influences Willingness to Pay for Joint Programs: A More Equitable Value Measure for the Less Wealthy.” Ecological Economics 109 (2015): 17-25. 

Skidmore, M., G. Anderson, and M. Eiswerth. “The Child Adoption Marketplace: Parental Preferences and Adoption Outcomes.” Public Finance Review. Published online before print November 12, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1091142114547412 (2014): 1-34. Published in print Vol. 44, No. 2 (2016): 163-196.

Schoengold, K., P. Shrestha, and M. Eiswerth. “The Joint Impact of Drought Conditions and Media Coverage on the Colorado Rafting Industry.” Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research 5:2-3 (2013): 183-198.  

Eiswerth, M.E., S.T. Yen, and G.C. van Kooten. “Factors Determining Awareness and Knowledge of Aquatic Invasive Species.” Ecological Economics 70 (2011): 1672-1679.

Eiswerth, M.E., and G.C. van Kooten. “Balancing Bio-energy Cropping Benefits and Water Quality Impacts: A Dynamic Optimization Approach.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 58 (4) (2010): 463-480.

Eiswerth, M.E., and G.C. van Kooten. “The Ghost of Extinction: Preservation Values and Minimum Viable Population in Wildlife Models.” Ecological Economics 68(7) (2009): 2129-2136.

Eiswerth, M.E., K. Krauter, S.R. Swanson, and M. Zielinski. “Post-fire Seeding on Wyoming Big Sagebrush Ecological Sites: Regression Analyses of Seeded Nonnative and Native Species Densities.” Journal of Environmental Management 90(2) (2009): 1320-1325.  

Eiswerth, M.E., R. Kashian, and M. Skidmore. “Examining Angler Behavior Using Contingent Behavior Modeling: A Case Study of Water Quality Change at a Wisconsin Lake.”  Water Resources Research 44,W11426,doi:10.1029/2006WR005828 (2008).

Eiswerth, M.E., and G.C. van Kooten. “Dynamic Programming and Learning Models for Management of a Nonnative Species.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 55 (2007): 487-500.

Eagle, A.J., M.E. Eiswerth, W.S. Johnson, S.E. Schoenig, and G. C. van Kooten. “Costs and Losses Imposed on California Ranchers by Yellow Starthistle.” Rangeland Ecology & Management 60(4) (2007): 369-377. 

van Kooten, G.C., A.J. Eagle, and M.E. Eiswerth. “Determinants of Threatened Sage Grouse in Northeastern Nevada.” Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12(1) (2007): 53-70.

Kashian, R., M.E. Eiswerth, and M. Skidmore. “Lake Rehabilitation and the Value of Shoreline Real Estate: Evidence from Delavan, Wisconsin.” The Review of Regional Studies 36(2) (2006): 221-238.

Kim, C.S., R. Lubowski, J. Lewandrowski, and M.E. Eiswerth.  “Prevention or Control?: Optimal Government Policies for Invasive Species Management.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 35/1 (2006): 29-40.

Eiswerth, M.E., and J.S. Shonkwiler. “Examining Post-wildfire Reseeding on Arid Rangeland: A Multivariate Tobit Modelling Approach.” Ecological Modelling 192 (2006): 286-298.

Eiswerth, M.E., T.D. Darden, W.S. Johnson, J. Agapoff, and T.R. Harris.  “Input-output modeling, outdoor recreation, and the economic impacts of weeds.” Weed Science 53(1) (2005): 130-137.

Yen, S.T., W.D. Shaw and M.E. Eiswerth. "Asthma Patients’ Activities and Air Pollution: A Semiparametric Censored Regression Analysis." Review of Economics of the Household 2 (2004): 73-88.

Eiswerth, M.E., and G.C. van Kooten. “Uncertainty, Economics, and the Spread of an Invasive Plant Species.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84(5), December, Proceedings (2002): 1317-1322.

Eiswerth, M.E., and W.S. Johnson. “Managing Nonindigenous Invasive Species: Insights from Dynamic Analysis.” Environmental and Resource Economics 23 (2002): 319-342.

Eiswerth, M.E., and J.C. Haney. “Maximizing Conserved Biodiversity: Why Ecosystem Indicators and Thresholds Matter.” Ecological Economics 38 (2001): 259-274.

Honors and Awards

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