Publication

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

1)    Kurkalova, L.A., “Cost-effective placement of best management practices in a watershed: lessons learned from Conservation Effects Assessment Project,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, forthcoming.

2)    Kurkalova, L.A., and T.R. Wade, “Aggregated choice data and logit models: Application to conservation tillage adoption by farmers in the state of Iowa,” Applied Econometrics and International Development, 2013, 13(2): 119-128.

3)    Elobeid, A., S. Tokgoz, R.C. Dodder, T.L. Johnson, P.O. Kaplan, L.A. Kurkalova, and S. Secchi, “Integration of agricultural and energy system models for biofuels assessment,” Environmental Modeling and Software, 2013, 48: 1-16.

4)    Jang, T., G. Vellidis, J.B. Hyman, E. Brooks, L.A. Kurkalova, J. Boll, and J. Cho, “Model for prioritization best management practice implementation: Sediment load reduction, “ Environmental Management, 2013, 51: 209-224.

5)    Edwards, J.A., R.G. Pumphrey, L. Barbato, L.A. Kurkalova, and M.L. Burkey, “Building a simple general model of municipal water conservation policy for communities over the Ogallala aquifer,” Natural Resources Journal, 2012, 52(1): 135-156.

6)    Bililign, S., Y.-L. Lin, R. Davis, S. Ilias, L.A. Kurkalova, Y. Kyei, Y. Rastigeyev, G. Uzochukwu, and S. Bae, “Effects of global warming on North Carolina,” International Journal of Global Change: Impacts and Responses, 2012, 3(2): 53 - 70.

7)    Secchi, S., P.W. Gassman, M. Jha, L.A. Kurkalova, and C. L. Kling, “Potential water quality changes due to corn expansion in the Upper Mississippi River basin,” Ecological Applications, 2011, 21(4): 1068-1084.

8)    Secchi, S., L.A. Kurkalova, P.W. Gassman, and C. Hart, “Land use change in a biofuels hotspot: the case of Iowa, USA,” Biomass and Bioenergy, 2011, 35(6): 2391-2400.

9)    Rabotyagov, S.S., T. Campbell, M. Jha, P.W. Gassman, J. Arnold, L.A. Kurkalova, S. Secchi, H. Feng, and C.L. Kling, “Least cost control of agricultural nutrient contributions to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone,” Ecological Applications, 2010, 20(6): 1542-1555.

10) Secchi, S., M. Jha, L.A. Kurkalova, H. Feng, P.W. Gassman, and C.L. Kling, “Privatizing ecosystem services: water quality effects from a carbon market,” Choices, 2007, 22(2): 97-101.

11) Feng, H., L.A. Kurkalova, C.L. Kling, and P.W. Gassman, “Economic and environmental co-benefits of carbon sequestration in agricultural soils: retiring land in the Upper Mississippi river basin”, Climatic Change, 2007, 80(1-2): 91-107.

12) Secchi, S., P.W. Gassman, M. Jha, L.A. Kurkalova, H. Feng, T. Campbell, and C.L. Kling, “The cost of clean water: assessing agricultural pollution reduction at the watershed scale,” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 2007, 62(1): 10-21.

13) Feng, H., L.A. Kurkalova, C.L. Kling, and P.W. Gassman, “Environmental conservation in agriculture: land retirement vs. changing practices on working land”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 52(2) (September 2006): 600-614.

14) Kurkalova, L.A., C.L. Kling, and J. Zhao, “Green subsidies in agriculture: estimating the adoption costs of conservation tillage from observed behavior”, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 54 (2006): 247-267.

15) Kurkalova, L.A., and S. Rabotyagov, “Estimation of a binary choice model with grouped choice data,” Economics Letters, 90 (2006): 170-175.

16) Kurkalova, L.A., “Carbon sequestration in agricultural soils: discounting for uncertainty,” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 53 (2005): 375-384.

17) Kurkalova, L.A., C.L. Kling, and J. Zhao, “Value of agricultural nonpoint source pollution measurement technology: assessment from a policy perspective,” Applied Economics, 36 (2004): 2287-2298.

18) Zhao, J., L.A. Kurkalova, and C.L. Kling, “Alternative green payment policies under heterogeneity when multiple benefits matter,” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 33(1) (April 2004): 148-158.

19) Kurkalova, L.A., C.L. Kling, and J. Zhao, “Multiple benefits of carbon-friendly agricultural practices: empirical assessment of conservation tillage,” Environmental Management, 33(4) (2004): 519-527.

20) Kurkalova, L.A., and A. Carriquiry, “Input- and output - oriented technical efficiency of Ukrainian collective farms, 1989-1992: Bayesian analysis of a stochastic production frontier model,” Journal of Productivity Analysis, 20(2) (2003): 211-231.

21) Pautsch, G.R., L.A. Kurkalova, B.A. Babcock, and C.L. Kling, “The efficiency of sequestering carbon in agricultural soils,” Contemporary Economic Policy, 19 (April 2001): 123-134. Reprinted in Batie, S., and R. Horan (Eds.) International Library of Environmental Economics and Policy: The Economics of Agro-Environmental Policy, Volume II, Ashgate Publishing, London, 2004, pp. 115-126.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1)    Archer, D., and L.A. Kurkalova, “Economic outcomes of greenhouse gas mitigation options.” In: M. Liebig, A. Franzluebbers, and R. Follett (Eds.), Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, Elsevier, 2012, pp. 411-422, (http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780123868978)

2)    Kurkalova, L.A., S. Secchi, and P.W. Gassman, “Corn stover harvesting: potential supply and water quality implications.” In: M. Khanna, D. Zilberman, and J. Scheffran (Eds.), Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy, Springer, 2009, pp. 307-326, (http://www.springer.com/economics/agricultural+economics/book/978-1-4419-0368-6?detailsPage=toc)  

3)    Feng, H., C.L. Kling, L.A. Kurkalova, and S. Secchi, “Subsidies! The other incentive-based instrument: the case of the Conservation Reserve Program.” In: J. Freeman and C. Kolstad (Eds.), Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Twenty Years of Experience, Oxford University Press, New York, 2007, pp. 230-249.

4)    Gassman, P.W., S. Secchi, M. Jha, and L.A. Kurkalova. 2006. Upper Mississippi River Basin modeling system part 1: SWAT input data requirements and issues. In: V.P. Singh and Y.J. Xu (Eds.), Coastal Environment and Water Quality, Water Resources Publications, Highland Ranch, CO, pp. 103-115.

5)    Kling, C.L., S. Secchi, M. Jha, H. Feng, P.W. Gassman, and L.A. Kurkalova. 2006. Upper Mississippi River Basin modeling system part 3: Conservation practice scenario results. In: V.P. Singh and Y.J. Xu (Eds.), Coastal Environment and Water Quality, Water Resources Publications, Highland Ranch, CO, pp. 127-134.

PROCEEDINGS, ABSTRACTS, OUTREACH, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

1)    Dodder, R.C., A. Elobeid, T.L. Johnson, P.O. Kaplan, L.A. Kurkalova, S. Secchi, and S. Tokgoz, “Environmental impacts of emerging biomass feedstock markets: energy, agriculture, and the farmer,” CARD Working Paper 11-WP 526, 12/2011; http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/dbs/pdffiles/11wp526.pdf

2)    Follet, R., S. Mooney, J. Morgan, K. Paustian, L.H. Allen, S. Archibeque, S.J. Del Grosso, J. Derner, F. Dijkstra, A.J. Franzluebbers, L.A. Kurkalova, B.A. McCarl, S. Ogle, W.J. Parton, J.M. Peterson, C.W. Rice, G.P. Robertson, M. Schoeneberger, T.O. West, J. Williams, “Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas fluxes in agriculture: challenges and opportunities,” Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Task Force Report 142, October 2011, Ames, IA.

3)    Edwards, J.A., R.G. Pumphrey, L. Barbato, L.A. Kurkalova, and M.L. Burkey. 2011. Attitudes towards municipal water conservation policy. In: Proceedings of the 2011 USDA-NIFA Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Conference, Washington, DC, January 2011.

4)    Bililign , S., Y.-L. Lin, L.A. Kurkalova, Y. Rastigeyev, K. Schimmel, S. Bae, R. Davis, S. Ilias, Y. Kyei, and G. Uzochukwu. 2009. Climate and water resources: a challenge to integrated science/social policy formulation. Convergence Review, Summer 2009, Issue 2, pp. 63-72.

5)    Kurkalova, L.A., S. Secchi, and P.W. Gassman. 2009. Greenhouse gas mitigation potential of corn ethanol: accounting for corn acreage expansion. In: Proceedings of the 2007 National Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Springer, New York, NY, pp. 251-257. http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-0-387-88482-0?sortorder=asc&p_o=30.

6)    Secchi, S., P.W. Gassman, M. Jha, L.A. Kurkalova, and C. L. Kling. 2008. The water quality effects of corn ethanol versus switchgrass based biofuels in the Midwest. In: Proceedings of the Farm Foundation Conference “Transition to a Biofuel Economy: Environmental and Rural Development Impacts”, St. Louis, MO, October 2008, pp.96-108. http://www.farmfoundation.org/news/articlefiles/401-Final_version_Farm_Foundation%20feb%2020%2009.pdf

7)    Bililign, S., S. Bae, R. Davis, S. Ilias, L.A. Kurkalova, Y. Kyei, Y.-L. Lin, Y. Rastigeyev, G. Uzochukwu. 2008. Effects of global warming on North Carolina. Report prepared by the NCA&T State University Global Warming Taskforce, October.

8)    Kurkalova, L.A., K. Schimmel, and S. Johnston. 2008. Energy and environmental economics core course sequence for an interdisciplinary engineering science doctoral program. In: Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education 2008 Annual Conference; AC 2008-2767.

9)    Secchi, S., M. Jha, L.A. Kurkalova, C. Kling, P.W. Gassman, and H. Feng. 2006. Effectiveness of agricultural conservation policies and alternative metrics of water quality. In: Managing agricultural landscapes for environmental quality, Strengthening the Science Base: Workshop Program & Abstract Book, p. 99 (abstract), Oct. 11-13, Kansas City, MO. Soil and Water Conservation Society, Ankeny, IA.

10) Secchi, S., L.A. Kurkalova, C. Kling, J. Cooper, P.W. Gassman, and M. Jha. 2006. Water resource degradation in the Boone River watershed: Integrating economic and watershed models. In: Managing agricultural landscapes for environmental quality, Strengthening the Science Base: Workshop Program & Abstract Book, p. 56 (abstract). Oct. 11-13, Kansas City, MO. Soil and Water Conservation Society, Ankeny, IA.

11) Feng, H., C.L. Kling, L.A. Kurkalova, S. Secchi, and P.W. Gassman, “The Conservation Reserve Program in the presence of a working land alternative: implications for environmental quality, program participation, and income transfer,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Proceedings), 87(5) (2005): 1231-1238.

12) Secchi, S., P. Gassman, M. Jha, L.A. Kurkalova, H. Feng, T. Campbell, and C. Kling. 2005. The cost of cleaner water: Assessing agricultural pollution reduction at the watershed scale. Report on research supported by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. CARD, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA.

13) Secchi, S., H. Feng, L.A. Kurkalova, C.L. Kling, P.W. Gassman, and M. Jha. 2005. “Nonpoint source needs assessment for Iowa part II: the cost of improving Iowa’s water quality.” Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards and Emerging TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load), Proceedings of the 3rd Conference 5-9 March Atlanta, Georgia. ASAE, St. Joseph, Michigan, pp.522-532.

14) Gassman, P.W., S. Secchi, M. Jha, L.A. Kurkalova, H.Feng, and C.L. Kling. 2005. “Nonpoint source needs assessment for Iowa part III: economic and environmental outcomes.” Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards and Emerging TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load), Proceedings of the 3rd Conference 5-9 March Atlanta, Georgia. ASAE, St. Joseph, Michigan, pp.533-542.

15) Gassman, P.W., S. Secchi, C.L. Kling, M. Jha, L.A. Kurkalova, and H.Feng. 2005. “An analysis of the 2004 Iowa Diffuse Pollution Needs assessment using SWAT.” Proceedings of the SWAT 2005 3rd International Conference, 11-15 July, Zurich, Switzerland, pp.291-301.  

16) Jha, M., P.W. Gassman, S. Secchi, L.A. Kurkalova, H. Feng, and C.L. Kling. 2005. SWAT baseline data inputs and simulation results for the Upper Mississippi River Basin. In: Mississippi River Basin Nutrients Science Workshop: Abstracts of Presentations and Posters, p. 52 (abstract), Oct. 4-6, St. Louis, MO.

17) Kling, C.L., S. Secchi, P.W. Gassman, M. Jha, L.A. Kurkalova, and H. Feng. 2005. Assessing alternative policies for the control of nutrients in large water body systems: Local versus regional water quality. In: Mississippi River Basin Nutrients Science Workshop: Abstracts of Presentations and Posters, p. 41 (abstract), Oct. 4-6, St. Louis, MO.

18) Secchi, S., P.W. Gassman, H.F. Hennessy, M. Jha, S.L. Kling, and L.A. Kurkalova. 2005. Measuring carbon co-benefits of agricultural conservation policies: In-stream vs. edge-of-field assessments of water quality. In: Proceedings of the Third USDA Symposium on Greenhouse Gases & Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture and Forestry, pp. 218 (abstract). March 21-24, Baltimore, MD.

19) Feng, H., L.A. Kurkalova, C.L. Kling, and P.W. Gassman. 2005. Carbon sequestration in the Upper Mississippi River Basin: Implications for geographical distribution of economic benefits. In: Proceedings of the Third USDA Symposium on Greenhouse Gases & Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture and Forestry, pp. 150 (abstract). March 21-24, Baltimore, MD.

20) Kurkalova, L.A., C. Burkart, and S. Secchi, “Cropland cash rental rates in the Upper Mississippi river basin,” CARD Technical Report 04-TR 47, 08/2004. http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/DBS/PDFFiles/04tr47.pdf.    

21) Kling, C.L., H. Feng, P.W. Gassman, L.A. Kurkalova, and S. Secchi, “Targeting efficiency in the Conservation Security Program,” Iowa Ag Review, Winter 2004, Vol.10, No.1, p.4-5 & 10.  http://www.card.iastate.edu/iowa_ag_review/winter_04/IAR.pdf.  Also reprinted in Farmer’s Digest, 2004.

22) Kurkalova, L.A. “Multifunctional agriculture: a new paradigm for European agriculture and rural development”, edited by G. van Huylenbroeck and G. Durand, Ashgate Press, 2003, 238 pp., book review for Agricultural Economics, 32 (2005) 212-213.

23) Kurkalova, L.A., and A. Carriquiry, “An analysis of grain production decline during the early transition in Ukraine: a Bayesian inference,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Proceedings), 84(5) (2002): 1256-1263.

24) Kurkalova, L.A., and C.L. Kling, “Incentives to boost conservation tillage adoption,” Iowa Ag Review, Winter 2002, Vol.8, No.1, p.11. http://www.card.iastate.edu/iowa_ag_review/texts/iowa_ag_review_winter_02.pdf.  

25) Feng, H., L.A. Kurkalova, and S. Secchi, “Multifunctionality: market failure and options to internalize externalities: applying the OECD framework: a review of the literature in the U.S.,” Report prepared for the OECD, Directorate for Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries, 07/2001.

26) B.A. Babcock, J. Beghin, M. Duffy, H. Feng, B. Hueth, C.L. Kling, L.A. Kurkalova, U. Schneider, S. Secchi, Q. Weninger, and J. Zhao, “Conservation payments: challenges in design and implementation,”  CARD Briefing Paper 01-BP 34, 06/2001. http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/synopsis.aspx?id=320.  

27) Kurkalova, L.A. and H.H. Jensen, “Agricultural household model with wage uncertainty: an application to subsidiary post-Soviet agriculture,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 81(5) (1999): 1305 (abstract).

28) Kurkalova, L.A. and H.H. Jensen, “Technical efficiency of grain production in Ukraine,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 80(5) (1998): 1188 (abstract).

29) Kurkalova, L.A. and H.H. Jensen, “Production efficiency in Ukrainian agriculture and the process of reform,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 78(Dec. 1996): 1408 (abstract).

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