Academic journal article Agricultural and Resource Economics Review

Distinguished Member Award

Academic journal article Agricultural and Resource Economics Review

Distinguished Member Award

Article excerpt

This award recognizes members who have made continuous and outstanding contributions to the Association, the region, and the profession. The award recognizes members for significant recent professional achievement in the context of an overall meritorious record. Recipients must be members in good standing and be nominated by three other members. A recipient can receive the award more than once, based on recent achievements.

Until recently, Robert J. Johnston was an Associate Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut, and also the Associate Director of the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program. Dr. Johnston received his Ph.D. from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, University of Rhode Island. He has received numerous awards, including the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Research Excellence Award, the University of Rhode Island College of the Environment and Life Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, and the Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence Award for Best 2005 Article in the Journal of Travel Research.

Dr. Johnston is well known around the world in the fields of non-market valuation, coastal management, and land use economics, and has built a solid reputation on his extensive research, teaching, and extension work. Dr. Johnston has made considerable contributions to the field of resource economics, and has been very active in publishing and receiving grant support for his research. His research contributions to the field have been considerable and have made a measurable impact on policy. In the area of coastal management, he has worked on topics as varied as researching an economic analysis framework and data to support integrated multiple-use ocean management in Massachusetts, to assessing the impact of new and proposed labels in the fresh seafood market. …

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