Resource economics and forest management systems emphasizes on economics of sustainable forest management. Our research has challenged traditional models of forest economics by introducing a new paradigm of economics that incorporates the basic features of sustainability specifically sustainable forest management. Research activities include economics of community-based forest management systems, valuation of ecosystem services including social, cultural, and land use activities of First Nations peoples, behavioral economics specifically other regarding preferences of First Nations peoples and peoples involved in co-management, non-market signals of resource scarcity, game theoretical models of co-management, international trade of forest products, timber pricing, forest tenure, institutional economics, and social choice theory and forest management.

On the climate change front, some research will focus on the production of wood, fibre fuel can be balanced with the continued provision of other ecosystem services, including the maintenance of biodiversity, storage of carbon, and mitigation of climate change. Other research employ some combination of field work, modeling, remote sensing, life cycle analysis, and analysis of forest inventory data.