Research Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences
Office Location: 202H Farrell-Westbrook Complex
Telephone: (615) 963-5616
Fax: (615) 963-1557
Key Areas of Research Interest:
Forest operations and management
Sustainable bioproducts systems
Ecological guidelines and best management practices
Resource assessment and utilization methods
Water resources, quality, and designated uses
Trade regulations and technical standards development
Integrated environmental, economic and societal effects of bio-economies
Abbas D., Current D., Ryans M., Taff S., Hoganson H., Brooks K. 2011. Harvesting forest biomass for energy: An alternative to conventional fuel treatments: Trials in the Superior National Forest, USA, Biomass and Bioenergy
Abbas D., Current D., Phillips M., Rossman R., Brooks K. and Hoganson H. 2011. Guidelines for harvesting forest biomass for energy: A synthesis of environmental considerations, Biomass and Bioenergy (2011)
Becker, D., R., S. M. McCaffrey, D. Abbas, K. E. Halvorsen, Pamela J. Jakes, and Cassandra Moseley. 2010. Conventional Wisdoms of Woody Biomass Utilization on Federal Public Lands. Journal of Forestry
Abbas, D and Kim, J. (2011) Cost and Life Cycle Assessment of Forest Biomass. (in progress).
Abbas, Dalia and Arnosti, Don 2010. Economics and Logistics of Biomass Utilization: The Superior National Forest. Journal of Sustainable Forestry in press.
M.C. Demchik, D. Abbas, D. Current, D. Arnosti, M. Theimer, and P. Johnson. 2009. Combining Biomass Harvest and Forest Fuel Reduction in the Superior National Forest, Minnesota. Journal of Forestry (107)5: 235-241.
Abbas, Dalia and Arnosti, Don 2009. Economics and Logistics of Biomass Utilization: The Superior National Forest. In The Future of Wood Bioenergy in the United States: Defining Sustainability, Status, Trends and Outlooks for Regional Development. White Paper. The Pinchot Institute, DC.
Dalia Abbas, Dutton, D, Canelon, Mulla, Nieber and Catalon 2010. Surface water quality Standards in Minnesota: Industrial, Irrigation, Wildlife and Livestock Uses. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Becker, D., Dalia Abbas, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Pamela J. Jakes, Sarah M. McCaffrey,and Cassandra Moseley. 2009. Characterizing Lessons Learned from Federal Biomass Removal Projects. Joint Fire Science Program (USDA Forest Service and USDI Bureau of Land Management). JFSP Project 073208.
Abbas, D., Current , Brooks and Arnosti 2008. The Loggers’ Voice. In Arnosti., Abbas, Current and Demchick. June 2008. Harvesting Fuel: Cutting Costs and Reducing Forest Fire Hazards Through Biomass Harvest. Technical Report submitted to the USDA Forest Service http://www.forestrycenter.org/library.cfm?refID=103062
D. Arnosti., D. Abbas, D. Current and M. Demchick. June 2008. Harvesting Fuel: Cutting Costs and Reducing Forest Fire Hazards Through Biomass Harvest. Technical Report submitted to the USDA Forest Service http://www.forestrycenter.org/library.cfm?refID=103062
Abbas, Dalia and Steadman, David 2003. Wood Market Study – Standards review (2003). Technical report to the United Kingdom Waste & Resources Action Programme
Bioenergy Feedstock Production
Sustainable Bioenergy Systems
Doctorate in Natural Resources Sciences and Management, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
Masters in Development Studies with forestry emphasis, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom.
Date joined staff: October 2011