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Dr. Stephanie Shwiff

   
 
 

Dr. Stephanie Shwiff,
Research Economist

 

 

Dr. Shwiff is the project leader of the NWRC's Economic Research of Human Wildlife Conflicts project. Her main research interests, publications and presentations involve the estimation of the economic impacts of invasive species and wildlife transmitted diseases. Other research includes determining the economic impact of wildlife damage management actions, determining value of natural resources, examining the economic efficiency of WS activities, and valuing wildlife caused damage, with an emphasis on the use of benefit-cost analysis and econometrics. Dr. Shwiff also hold affiliate faculty status at Colorado State University and Texas A&M University - Commerce.
 

NWRC Research Project: Economic Research or Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Methods and Applications


Current Research

Estimating the impact of bird damage to specialty fruit crops, economic evaluation of anti-microbial resistance, valuation methods for preventing bird strikes at airports, benefit-cost analysis of oral-rabies vaccination.


Education:

Ph.D., Colorado State University, "Currency boards for developing nations: past experiences and feasibility for future adoption"
M.S., Colorado State University, Economics
B.A., University of Colorado, Economics and Environmental Conservation
 

International Experience

Mexico (vampire bats)
Canada (Ontario red fox rabies program)
United Kingdom (Costs associated with ORV vaccination and the use of immonocontraceptives)
Canada (Ontario raccoon rabies program)
Canada (Quebec raccoon rabies program)
Australia (Economics of invasive species damage management)
New Zealand (Wildlife biodiversity conservation projects)
China (Benefit-cost analysis, sustainable wildlife)

Contact Information

  • Address: USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services, NWRC, 4101 LaPorte Ave., Fort Collins, CO, 80521
  • Telephone: (970) 266-6190
  • Fax: (970) 266-6150
  • Email: Stephanie.A.Shwiff@aphis.usda.gov


Publications

Werner, S.J., S.A. Shwiff, J.L. Elser, K.N. Kirkpatrick, S.E. Pettit, J.Suckow, R.C. Willging, J.A. Tharman, and J. Heil. 2014. Perceived impacts of wild turkeys and management techniques for Wisconsin ginseng production. Crop Protection 65:221-226.  doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2014.08.004.

Anderson, A., S.A. Shwiff, R.B. Chipman, T. Atwood, T. Cozzens, F. Fillo, R. Hale, B. Hatch, J. Maki, O.E. Rhodes, E.E. Rees, C.E. Rupprecht, R. Tinline, K.C. VerCauteren, and D. Slate. Forecasting the spread of raccoon rabies using a purpose-specific group decision-making process.  2014. Human-Wildlife Interactions 8(1):130-138.

Anderson, A., K.Gebhardt, W.T. Cross, and S.A. Shwiff. 2013. Spillover benefits of wildlife management to support pheasant populations. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37(2): 278-280. doi 10.1002/wsb.280.

Chipman, R.B., T.W. Cozzens, S.A. Shwiff, R. Biswas, J. Plumley, J. O'Quinn, T.P. Algeo, C.E. Rupprecht, and D. Slate. 2013. Costs of raccoon rabies incidents in cattle herds in Hampshire County, West Virginia, and Guernsey County, Ohio. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 243(11): 1561-1567.

Anderson, A., C.A. Lindell, K.M. Moxcey, W.F. Siemer, G.M. Linz, P.D. Curtis, J.E. Carroll, C.L. Burrows, J.R. Boulanger, K.M.M. Steensma, and S.A. Shwiff. 2013. Bird damage to select fruit crops: The cost of damage and the benefits of control in five states. Crop Protection 52: 103-109. doi: 10.1016/jcropro.2013.05.019.

Poessel, S. A., S. W. Breck, T. L. Teel, S. Shwiff, K. R. Crooks, and L. Angeloni. 2013. Patterns of human-coyote conflicts in the Denver Metropolitan Area. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:297-305.

Shwiff, S.A., A. Anderson, R. Cullen, P.C.L. White, and S.S. Shwiff. 2013. Assignment of measurable costs and benefits to wildlife conservation projects. Wildlife Research 40: 134-141. doi 10.1071/WR12102.

Shwiff, S., K. Hampson, and A. Anderson. 2013. Potential economic benefits of eliminating canine rabies. Antiviral Research 98:352-356.

Shwiff, S., C. Aenishaenslin, A. Ludwig, P. Berthiaume, M. Bigras-Poulin, K. Kirkpatrick, L. Lambert, and D. Belanger. 2013. Bioeconomic modelling of raccoon rabies spread management impacts in Quebec, Canada. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 60: 330-337. doi 10.1111/j.1865-1682.2012.01351.x.

 



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