George Frisvold
Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
(520) 621-6269

George Frisvold joined the faculty at The University of Arizona in 1997. He has been a visiting scholar at India's National Institute of Rural Development, a lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University, and Chief of the Resource and Environmental Policy Branch of USDA's Economic Research Service. His research interests include domestic and international environmental policy, as well as the causes and consequences of technological change in agriculture. In 1995-96, Dr. Frisvold served on the Senior staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers with responsibility for agricultural, natural resource, and international trade issues.

Selected Citations: 

Naranjo, S, P Ellsworth, G Frisvold (2015) Economic value of biological control in integrated pest management of managed plant systems. Annual Review of Entomology 60, (in press).

Büyüktahtakin, İE, Z Feng, AD Olsson, G Frisvold, & Ferenc Szidarovszky (2014) Invasive species control optimization as a dynamic spatial process: An application to buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) in Arizona. Invasive Plant Science and Management 7, 132–146.

Frisvold, G & T Marquez (2013) Water requirements for large-scale solar energy projects in the West. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 150, 106–116.

Frisvold, G & A Murugesan (2013) Use of weather information for agricultural decision making. Weather, Climate & Society 5, 55–69.

Frisvold, G. & K Konyar (2012) Less water: How will agriculture in southern Mountain states adapt? Water Resources Research 48, W05534, doi:10.1029/2011WR011057.

Norsworthy, J, S Ward, D Shaw, R Llewellyn, R Nichols, T Webster, K Bradley, G Frisvold, S. Powles, N Burgos, W Witt, M Barrett (2012) Reducing the risks of herbicide resistance: Best management practices and recommendations. Weed Science 60, 31–62.

Colby, B & G Frisvold (eds.) (2011) Adaptation and Resilience: The Economics of Climate-Water-Energy Challenges in the Arid Southwest. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future Press.

Frisvold, G, & J Reeves (2010) Resistance management and sustainable use of agricultural biotechnology. AgBioForum 13, 343–359.

Frisvold, G & B Kuhn. (eds.) (1999) Global Environmental Change and Agriculture. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. 1999.

Research Themes: 
Agriculture
Carbon emissions and offsets
Climate change impacts
Decision making
Economic adaptation and climate change
Economics of ecosystem services
Energy Economics
Land use change
Modeling and simulation
Natural resource management
Water markets
Adaptation
Agriculture
Borderlands
Climate change
Climate variability
Cooperative extension
Drought
Ecosystem management
Global warming
Impacts
Land use
Mitigation
Modeling and simulation
Supply chain impacts
Water resources
Energy
Biotechnology
Climate change impacts
Concentrated photovoltaics
Energy Economics
Energy innovation
Energy law and policy
Energy-water nexus
Photovoltaics
Renewable energy
Agrarian societies
Agriculture
Cooperative extension
Drought
Food policy
Pest management
Agriculture
Borderlands
Climate change impacts
Conservation policy
Decision making
Energy law and policy
Energy policy
Food policy
Institutional analysis
Land use change
Water resource management
Water rights
Data analysis
Dynamical systems theory
Mathematical and system dynamics modeling
Modeling and simulation
Borderlands
Ecosystem services
Land use change
Modeling and simulation
Natural resource management
Rangelands
Water
Agriculture
Borderlands
Climate change impacts
Modeling and simulation
Water conflicts
Water law and policy
Water-energy nexus
Watershed management

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