Lyubov A Kurkalova


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Business & Economics


Merrick Hall 114
OtherApplied Mathematics / V.I. Lenin Tajik State University
OtherPhysics and Mathematics / Al-Farabi Kazakh State University
Ph.D.Agricultural Economics / Iowa State University

Research Interests

Lyubov (Luba) Kurkalova is interested both in (a) analyzing the impacts of policy and economic factors on forest and agricultural land use, production, and the environment, and in (b) developing the tools - spatially explicit models and econometric techniques - for such analyses. Her research program has received over $9.8 million in extramural funding from USDOE, NSF, and USDA. Dr. Kurkalova has published her research in multiple peer-reviewed journals including Energy Economics, Journal and Soil and Water Conservation, Environmental Modeling and Software, Biomass and Bioenergy, and Environmental Management.

Recent Publications

  • Lyubov Kurkalova, Dat Tran (2019). (Persistence in tillage decisions: aggregate data analysis). 7, pp. 109-118 ). International Journal of Soil and Water Conservation Research.
  • Bradley Barnhart, Manoj Jha, Lyubov Kurkalova (2019). (Optimal conservation tradeoffs: combining bi-level optimization with genetic algorithm methods). ).
  • Lyubov Kurkalova, Dat Tran (2018). (Impact of stover collection on Iowa land use). In R. Li, and A. Monti , (Land Allocation for Biomass: Challenges and Opportunities) pp. 145-157 ). Springer.
  • Lyubov Kurkalova, Dat Tran (2017). (Is the use of no-till continuous or rotational? Quantifying tillage dynamics from time-ordered spatially aggregated data). (2) 72, pp. 131-138 ). Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
  • Agya Boakye-Boaten, Lyubov Kurkalova, Abolghasem Shahbazi, Shuangning Xiu (2017). (Techno-economic analysis for the biochemical conversion of Miscanthus x giganteus into bioethanol). 98, pp. 85-94 ). Biomass and Bioenergy.
  • Lemuria Carter, Lyubov Kurkalova (2017). (Sustainable production: Using simulation modeling to identify the benefits of green information systems). 96, pp. 83-91 ). Decision Support Systems.
  • Lyubov Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi, Tara Wade (2016). (Modeling field-level conservation tillage adoption with aggregate choice data). (2) 41, pp. 266-285 ). Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • Rebecca Dodder, Elobeid Elobeid, Ozge Kaplan, Lyubov Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi, Simla Tokgoz (2015). (Impact of energy prices on agricultural and energy markets: an integrated modeling approach). 51, pp. 77-87 ). Energy Economics.
  • Lyubov Kurkalova (2015). (Cost-effective placement of best management practices in a watershed: lessons learned from Conservation Effects Assessment Project). (2) 51, pp. 359-372 ). Journal of the American Water Resources Association.
  • Jan Boll, Jeffrey Hyman, Taeil Jang, Lyubov Kurkalova, George Vellidis (2015). (Prioritizing watersheds for conservation actions in the southeastern coastal plain). (3) 55, pp. 657-670 ). Environmental Management.
  • Lyubov Kurkalova, Tara Wade (2013). (Aggregated choice data and logit models: Application to environmentally benign practices of conservation tillage by farmers in the United States). (2) 13, pp. 119-128 ). Applied Econometrics and International Development.
  • Rebecca Dodder, Elobeid Elobeid, Timothy Johnson, Ozge Kaplan, Lyubov Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi, Simla Tokgoz (2013). (Integration of agricultural and energy system models for biofuels assessment). 48, pp. 1-16 ). Environmental Modeling and Software.
  • Jan Boll, Erin Brooks, Jaepil Cho, Jeffrey Hyman, Taeil Jang, Lyubov Kurkalova, George Vellidis (2013). (Model for prioritization best management practice implementation: Sediment load reduction). (1) 51, pp. 209-224 ). Environmental Management.
  • David Archer, Lyubov Kurkalova (2012). (Economic outcomes of greenhouse gas mitigation options). In M. Liebig, A. Franzluebbers, and R. Follett , (Managing agricultural greenhouse gases) pp. 411-422 ). Elsevier.
  • Sunyoung Bae, Solomon Bililign, Robert Davis, Shamsuddin Ilias, Lyubov Kurkalova, Yaw Kyei, Yuh Lang Lin, Yevgenly Rastigeyev, Godfrey Uzochukwu (2012). (Effects of global warming on North Carolina). (2) 3, pp. 52-70 ). International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses.
  • Mark Burkey, Jeffrey Edwards, Lyubov Kurkalova (2012). (Building a Simple General Model of Municipal Water Conservation Policy for Communities Overlying the Ogallala Aquifer). (1) 52, pp. 135-155 ). Natural Resources Journal.
  • Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Catherine Kling, Lyubov Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi (2011). (Potential water quality changes due to corn expansion in the Upper Mississippi River Basin). (4) 21, pp. 1068--1084 ). Ecological Applications.
  • Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Catherine Kling, Lyubov Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi (2011). (Potential water quality changes due to corn expansion in the Upper Mississippi River basin). In David Schimel, (4) 21, pp. 1068-1084 ). Ecological Applications.
  • Philip Gassman, Chad Hart, Lyubov Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi (2011). (Land use change in a biofuels hotspot: the case of Iowa, USA). In C.P. Mitchell, R.P. Overend, (6) 35, pp. 2391-2400 ). Biomass and Bioenergy.
  • Manoj Jha, Lyubov Kurkalova, Sergey Rabotyagov (2010). (Least-cost control of agricultural nutrient contributions to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone). (6) 20, pp. 1542--1555 ). Ecological Applications.