Dr. Scott Knoche

Interim Director, PEARL
Office Location: 
Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory 10545 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685

Dr. Scott Knoche is the Interim Director of PEARL with research interests in the area of environmental and natural resource economics. Scott received his PhD from Michigan State University, with his dissertation "Discrete Choice Models of Hunting and Fishing in Michigan" examining hunter and angler preferences for and valuation of recreation site attributes. Prior to receiving his PhD, Scott worked as an economist at the U.S. Coast Guard's National Pollution Funds Center, evaluating and adjudicating trustee compensation claims from oil spill - related natural resource damages. After his PhD, Scott worked as a post-doctoral fisheries economist joint with the University of Maryland's Agricultural and Resource Economics Department and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division.

 • Non-Market Valuation
 • Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management
 • Stated Preference Survey Methods
 • Survey Development and Methodology
 • Discrete Choice Analysis

Knoche, S., Lupi, F. and A. Suiter (2015). "Harvesting Benefits from Habitat Restoration: Influence of Landscape Position on Economic Benefits to Pheasant Hunters", Ecological       Economics 113:97-105.

Knoche, S. and F. Lupi (2013). "Estimating the Economic Benefits of Publicly Accesible Land for Ruffed Grouse Hunters", The Journal of Wildlife Management 77(7):1294-1300.

Knoche, S. and F. Lupi (2012). "The Economic Value of Publicly Accessible Deer Hunting Lands", The Journal of Wildlife Management 76(3):462-470.

Knoche, S. and F. Lupi (2010). "Time and Money Invested in Off-Season Deer Hunting Activities", Human Dimensions of Wildlife 15:296-298.

Knoche, S. and F. Lupi (2007). "Valuing Deer Hunting Ecosystem Services from Farm Landscapes", Ecological Economics 64(2):313-320.