Lyubov A Kurkalova


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

  • Manoj Jha, Bradley Barnhart, Lyubov Kurkalova (2019). (Optimal conservation tradeoffs: combining bi-level optimization with genetic algorithm methods). ).
  • Dat Tran, Lyubov Kurkalova (2019). (Persistence in tillage decisions: aggregate data analysis). 7, pp. 109-118 ). International Journal of Soil and Water Conservation Research.
  • Lyubov Kurkalova, Dat Tran, Dat Tran, Lyubov Kurkalova (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.
  • Agya Boakye-Boaten, Lyubov Kurkalova, Shuangning Xiu, Abolghasem Shahbazi, Agya Boakye-Boaten, Lyubov Kurkalova, Shuangning Xiu, Abolghasem Shahbazi (2017). (Techno-economic analysis for the biochemical conversion of Miscanthus x giganteus into bioethanol). 98, pp. 85-94 ). Biomass and Bioenergy.
  • Lyubov Kurkalova, Lemuria Carter, 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, Dat Tran, 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.
  • Tara Wade, Lyubov Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi, Tara Wade, Lyubov Kurkalova (2016). (Modeling field-level conservation tillage adoption with aggregate choice data). (2) 41, pp. 266-285 ). Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • Taeil Jang, George Vellidis, Lyubov Kurkalova, Jan Boll, Jeffrey Hyman, Taeil Jang, Lyubov Kurkalova (2015). (Prioritizing watersheds for conservation actions in the southeastern coastal plain). (3) 55, pp. 657-670 ). Environmental Management.
  • Rebecca Dodder, Ozge Kaplan, Elobeid Elobeid, Simla Tokgoz, Silvia Secchi, Lyubov Kurkalova, Rebecca Dodder, Lyubov Kurkalova (2015). (Impact of energy prices on agricultural and energy markets: an integrated modeling approach). 51, pp. 77-87 ). Energy Economics.
  • , Lyubov Kurkalova, 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.
  • Elobeid Elobeid, Simla Tokgoz, Rebecca Dodder, Timothy Johnson, Ozge Kaplan, Lyubov Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi, Elobeid Elobeid, Lyubov Kurkalova (2013). (Integration of agricultural and energy system models for biofuels assessment). 48, pp. 1-16 ). Environmental Modeling and Software.
  • Lyubov Kurkalova, Tara Wade, 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.
  • Taeil Jang, George Vellidis, Jeffrey Hyman, Erin Brooks, Lyubov Kurkalova, Jan Boll, Jaepil Cho, Taeil Jang, Lyubov Kurkalova (2013). (Model for prioritization best management practice implementation: Sediment load reduction). (1) 51, pp. 209-224 ). Environmental Management.
  • David Archer, Lyubov Kurkalova, Lyubov Kurkalova, David Archer (2012). (Economic outcomes of greenhouse gas mitigation options). In M. Liebig, A. Franzluebbers, and R. Follett , (Managing agricultural greenhouse gases) pp. 411-422 ). Elsevier.
  • Jeffrey Edwards, Lyubov Kurkalova, Mark Burkey, Jeffrey Edwards, Lyubov Kurkalova, Mark Burkey (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.
  • Solomon Bililign, Yuh Lang Lin, Robert Davis, Shamsuddin Ilias, Lyubov Kurkalova, Yaw Kyei, Yevgenly Rastigeyev, Godfrey Uzochukwu, Sunyoung Bae, Godfrey Uzochukwu, Solomon Bililign, Sunyoung Bae, Yuh Lang Lin, Robert Davis, Shamsuddin Ilias, Lyubov Kurkalova, Yaw Kyei, Yevgenly Rastigeyev (2012). (Effects of global warming on North Carolina). (2) 3, pp. 52-70 ). International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses.
  • Silvia Secchi, Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Lyubov Kurkalova, Catherine Kling, Silvia Secchi, Manoj Jha, Lyubov Kurkalova (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.
  • Silvia Secchi, Lyubov Kurkalova, Philip Gassman, Chad Hart, Silvia Secchi, Lyubov Kurkalova (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.
  • Silvia Secchi, Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Lyubov Kurkalova, Catherine Kling, Silvia Secchi, Manoj Jha, Lyubov Kurkalova (2011). (Potential water quality changes due to corn expansion in the Upper Mississippi River Basin). (4) 21, pp. 1068--1084 ). Ecological Applications.
  • Sergey Rabotyagov, Todd Campbell, Manoj Jha, Philip Gassman, Jeffrey Arnold, Lyubov Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi, Hongli Feng, Catherine Kling, Lyubov Kurkalova, Sergey Rabotyagov, Manoj Jha (2010). (Least cost control of agricultural nutrient contributions to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone). In David Schimel, (6) 20, pp. 1068-1084 ). Ecological Applications.