Hayley  Hesseln

 Hayley  Hesseln  Ph.D.


Biography

Hayley Hesseln directed the Centre for Studies in Agriculture, Law and the Environment at the University of Saskatchewan, from 2006 to 2008, and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Bioresources, Policy, Business and Economics. From 2008-2011, Hayley was Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of the Arctic (UArctic) hosted by the University of Saskatchewan. Hayley teaches land and environmental economics and conducts research on issues related to forestry. She has done research on the economics of wildfire and fuels management including an examination of the costs of fuels treatments, such as prescribed burning and mechanical fuels reduction. In addition, she has explored the impacts of wildfire in the wildland urban interface, wildland fire policy, and the effects of GIS on suppression expenditures. Her current research interests include the effects of change on the boreal forest and property rights regimes associated with natural resources across the circumpolar north. Her publications include a co-authored forest economics textbook, Principles of Forest and Environmental Economics, and journal articles related to forestry. Hayley was the MNGD Graduate Chair (January - July, 2015) and is working with the ICNGD on a three-year research and research network project entitled the ARCtic Urban SUStainability in the High North (ARCSUS). The project will evaluate climate and socio-economic factors related to the sustainability of Russian Arctic urban communities.