Lyubov A. Kurkalova




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1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Lyubov A. Kurkalova


Ph D: Agricultural Economics , Iowa State University, 1999

Other: Physics and Mathematics, Al-Farabi Kazakh State University, 1991

Other: Applied Mathematics, V.I. Lenin Tajik State University, 1986

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

Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Tran,  Dat  ( 2018).  Impact of stover collection on Iowa land use.  In R. Li, and A. Monti ,  Land Allocation for Biomass: Challenges and Opportunities    Springer.

Boakye-Boaten,  Agya  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Xiu,  Shuangning  Shahbazi,  Abolghasem  ( 2017).  Techno-economic analysis for the biochemical conversion of Miscanthus x giganteus into bioethanol.  ( 98,  pp. 85-94).   Biomass and Bioenergy.

Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Tran,  Dat  ( 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.

Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Carter,  Lemuria  ( 2017).  Sustainable production: Using simulation modeling to identify the benefits of green information systems.  ( 96,  pp. 83-91).   Decision Support Systems.

Wade,  Tara  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Secchi,  Silvia  ( 2016).  Modeling field-level conservation tillage adoption with aggregate choice data.  ( 2,  41,  pp. 266-285).   Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Dodder,  Rebecca  Kaplan,  Ozge  Elobeid,  Elobeid  Tokgoz,  Simla  Secchi,  Silvia  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  ( 2015).  Impact of energy prices on agricultural and energy markets: an integrated modeling approach.  ( 51,  pp. 77-87).   Energy Economics.

Kurkalova,  Lyubov  ( 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.

Jang,  Taeil   Vellidis,  George   Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Boll,  Jan   Hyman,  Jeffrey   ( 2015).  Prioritizing watersheds for conservation actions in the southeastern coastal plain.  ( 3,  55,  pp. 657-670).   Environmental Management.

Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Wade,  Tara  ( 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.

Elobeid,  Elobeid  Tokgoz,  Simla  Dodder,  Rebecca  Johnson,  Timothy  Kaplan,  Ozge  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Secchi,  Silvia  ( 2013).  Integration of agricultural and energy system models for biofuels assessment.  ( 48,  pp. 1-16).   Environmental Modeling and Software.

Jang,  Taeil   Vellidis,  George   Hyman,  Jeffrey   Brooks,  Erin   Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Boll,  Jan   Cho,  Jaepil   ( 2013).  Model for prioritization best management practice implementation: Sediment load reduction.  ( 1,  51,  pp. 209-224).   Environmental Management.

Archer,  David  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  ( 2012).  Economic outcomes of greenhouse gas mitigation options.  In M. Liebig, A. Franzluebbers, and R. Follett ,  Managing agricultural greenhouse gases    Elsevier.

Bililign,  Solomon  Lin,  Yuh Lang  Davis,  Robert  Ilias,  Shamsuddin  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Kyei,  Yaw  Rastigeyev,  Yevgenly  Uzochukwu,  Godfrey  Bae,  Sunyoung  ( 2012).  Effects of global warming on North Carolina.  ( 2,  3,  pp. 52-70).   International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses.

Edwards,  Jeffrey  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Burkey,  Mark  ( 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.

Secchi,  Silvia  Gassman,  Philip  Jha,  Manoj  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Kling,  Catherine  ( 2011).  Potential water quality changes due to corn expansion in the Upper Mississippi River Basin.  ( 4,  21,  pp. 1068--1084).   Ecological Applications.

Secchi,  Silvia  Gassman,  Philip  Jha,  Manoj  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Kling,  Catherine  ( 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.

Secchi,  Silvia  Kurkalova,  Lyubov  Gassman,  Philip  Hart,  Chad  ( 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.