AMES, Iowa, Sept. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Gerald Carlson, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University, has been named a Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA), the highest honor the Association bestows.Carlson, who was presented with the honor at the AAEA's annual meeting in Denver, CO, on August 1, was nominated for his significant and enduring contributions in two areas: as an economic and multi-disciplinary researcher in the economics of pest management and as a mentor to graduate students and colleagues. Carlson initiated the field of pest management economics with his award-winning Ph.D. dissertation and a 1970 American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) article. He encouraged the interest of biologists by serving as an economist on national pest management research committees, making presentations to crop protection conferences and preparing numerous publications for pest control journals and books. His willingness to bring biological science into practical economic studies has won wide support and additional research funds for agricultural economists. His work has supported individual farmer and group decisions that account for risk and environmental quality. Many of Carlson's students are now productive researchers, teachers, university administrators or business leaders.
Carlson Named to 2004 Class of American Agricultural Economics Association Fellows, Association's Highest Honor
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