Laine Christman

Research Analyst, High Desert Ecology Economics

Department of Economicsprofile_christman

University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 204, Reno, NV 89557


Office Phone: (775) 784-8050


  • Wildfire economics
  • Ecosystem services valuation
  • Socioeconomic impacts of invasive species
  • Water allocation and scarcity
  • Risk and uncertainty


Analytical - econometric analysis; spatial modeling and analysis, non-market valuation; survey design  

Computing - Stata, Matlab, ArcGIS, SAS, MS Office, MS Access,

Current Grants:

  1. Ecologically based Invasive Pest Management - ARS-USDA Cooperative Research Agreement
  2. Motivation of Private Landowner Investment to Reduce Risk and Cost of Rangeland Wildfires in Nevada - USDA Hatch Grant
  3. Predicting Rates Of Private Property Owner Participation In Fuel Hazard Reduction For Resilient Forested Ecosystems In The Lake Tahoe Basin - USDA Hatch Grant
  4. Water Demand and Conservation Modeling with Sub-Parcel Level Landscape Characteristics - National Institutes of Water Resources (pending)

Publications (current and pending):

  • Christman, L., K. Rollins, and M. Kobayashi, Mimako (2013). "The Economic Benefit of Localized, Short-term, Wildfire-potential Information Value of Wildfire-potential Information", In review at International Journal of Wildland Fire.
  • Taylor, M.H., L. Christman, and K. Rollins. (2013). "Risk Externalities, Wildfire Hazard, and Private Investment to Mitigate Wildfire Risk in the Wildland-Urban Interface", UNR Economics Working Paper Series. Working Paper No. 13-003.
  • Rollins, K., M., Evans, and L. Christman. (2013). "Wildfire 2012 "Are You Ready?" Responsibilities, Actions and Summary of Responses". Technical Report ESNR 2013/06-03.
  • Rollins, K., L. Christman, and C. Lott. (2013). "The 2011 WIldfire Risk/Hazard Assessment of Selected Nevada Communities", Technical Report ESNR 2013/06-01.
  • Rollins, K., L. Christman, and H. Will. (2011). "Defensible Space Investment in Rural Nevada Communities: Data Documentation Report", Technical Report ESNR 2013/06-02.
  • Rollins, K., M.D.R. Evans, and L. Christman. (2010). "The Value of Hunting and Impacts of Habitat Change in Nevada: Survey Summary Statistics", Technical Report UCED 2010/11-05.
  • Rollins, K., M.D.R. Evans, and L. Christman. (2010). "Wildfire! 2006, A Survey of Nevada's Risks, Responsibilities and Actions: Summary of Responses", Technical Report UCED 2010/11-01.