Martin Luckert


Phone: 780-492-5002
Department: Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Office: 549 General Services
Office Hours: By appointment
Address: University of Alberta
549 General Services
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2H1

Job/Research Area

Forest Economics, Natural Resource Economics

Dr. Luckert is a participant in the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) program sponsored by NSERC CREATE.

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests

2012-2014. $47,040. “Aligning policies among adjoining jurisdictions in Alberta:Case studies within the Yellowhead ecosystem”. Funded by the Foothills Research Institute. With J. Parkins and V. Adamowicz.

2011-2014. $10,000,000 ($600,000 for social science research at the University of Alberta). “POPCAN: Genetic improvement of poplar trees as a Canadian bioenergy feedstock”.  Funded by Genome Canada and a variety of other organizations including Genome Alberta. With C. Douglas and S. Mansfield (main project). With Henry An, Glen Armstrong, Peter Boxall, Scott Jeffrey, Jim Unterschultz, and Denys Yemshanov (social science project).

2010-2011. $49,000 “Forest Plantations in Alberta: Prospects for Bio-energy”. Funded by the Canadian School for Energy and the Environment. With J. Unterschultz and B. Thomas.

2010-2015. $600,000 “Vulnerability, coping and adaptation within the context of climate change and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: Investigating strategies and practices to strengthen livelihoods and food security, improve health, and build resilience” Funded by IDRC. With C. Shackleton, S. Shackleton, S. Mohapatra, J. Parkins, and B. Swallow.

Selected Publications:

Journal Articles

Luckert, M.K., N. Nemarundwe, G. Hauer, S. Shackleton, I. Grundy. (In Press) "Contribution of Baobab Production Activities to Household Livelihoods." Advances in Economic Botany.

Anderson, J.A., G.W. Armstrong, M.K. Luckert, and W. Adamowicz. 2012. Optimal zoning of forested land considering the contribution of exotics plantations. Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural Resource Sciences. 4(2): 92-104.

Jagger, P., M.K. Luckert, A. Banana, J. Bahati. 2012. Asking questions to understand rural livelihoods: comparing disaggregated and aggregated approaches to household livelihood questionnaires. World Development. 40(9): 1810-1823.

Shively, G. and M.K. Luckert. 2011. "An introduction to data analysis." Chapter 13. In: Measuring Livelihoods and Environmental Dependence: Methods for Research and Fieldwork. Edited by A. Angelsen, J. Friis Lund, H. Larsen, C. Olsen Smith, and S. Wunder. London: Earthscan.

Luckert, M.K., D. Haley, and G. Hoberg. 2011. Policies for Sustainably Managing Canada's Forests: Tenure, Stumpage Fees and Forest Practices. UBC Press: Vancouver.

Arnot, C., M.K. Luckert, and P.C. Boxall. 2011. What is tenure security? Conceptual implications for empirical analysis. Land Economics 87(2):298-312.

Vertinsky, I. and M.K. Luckert. 2010. "Design of Forest Tenure Institutions: The Challenges of Governing Forests." Knowledge Exchange and Technology Extension Programme, Sustainable Forest Management Network, University of Alberta. 29pp.

Luckert, M.K. and P. Boxall. 2009. "Institutional Vacuums in Canadian Forest Policy: Can Criteria & Indicators and Certification of Sustainable Forest Management Fill the Void?" Forestry Chronicle 85(2): 277-284.

Golec, P.J. and M.K. Luckert. 2008. "Would Harmonizing Public Land Forest Policies, Criteria and Indicators, and Certification Improve Progress Towards Sustainable Forest Management?: A Case Study in Alberta, Canada." Forestry Chronicle 84(3): 410-419.

Drucker, A., Garnett, S.T., Luckert, M.K., Crowley, G.M., and Gobius, N. 2008. Manager-based valuations of alternative fire management regimes on Cape York Peninsula, Australia. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 17: 660-673.

Jagger, P. and M.K. Luckert. 2008. "Investments and Returns From Cooperative and Household Managed Woodlots in Zimbabwe: Implications for Rural Afforestation Policy." Land Use Policy 83(1): 92-104.

Frost, P., Campbell, B., Luckert, M., Mandondo, A., Kwazanya, W. 2007. "In Search of Improved Rural Livelihoods in Semi-Arid Regions Through Local Management of Natural Resources: Lessons From Case Studies in Zimbabwe." World Development 35(11): 1961-1974.

Luckert, M.K. 2007. "Property Rights, Forest Rents, and Trade: The Case of US Countervailing Duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber." Forest Policy and Economics. 9(6): 581-590.

Bruce M. Campbell, Iain J. Gordon, Martin K. Luckert, Lisa Petheram, Susanne Vetter. 2006. "In search of optimal stocking regimes in semi-arid grazing lands: one size does not fit all." Ecological Economics. 60: 75-80.

Luckert, M.K. 2006. "Has the Myth of the Omnipotent Forester Become The Reality of the Impotent Forester?" Journal of Forestry. 104(6): 299-206.


Cunningham, T., Cambell, B., and M. Luckert (eds.) (In Press) Bark: Special Issue. Advances in Economic Botany.

Luckert, M.K., D. Haley, and G. Hoberg. (In Press). Policies for the Sustainable Management of Canada's Public Forest Lands. UBC Press: Vancouver.

Vertinsky, I., and Luckert, M. 2010. Design of Forest Tenure Institutions: The Challenges of Governing Forests. Sustainable Forest Management Network, Edmonton, Alberta. 36 pp.

Luckert, M.K., B. Campbell, J.T. Gorman and S. Garnett (eds.). 2007. Investing in Indigenous Natural Resource Management. Darwin, Australia: Charles Darwin University Press. 107p.

Book Chapters

Luckert, M.K. 2010 (In Press). "Canadian Forest Tenures for the Future: Towards Adaptive Sustainable Forest Management." In The Future of Canada's Forests and Forest Sector: Advancing the Strategic Conversation. Edited by P. Duinker, J. Fyles, G. Hoberg, and C. Frittaion. UBC Press, Vancouver, BC.

Williamson, T., Luckert, M.K., and G. Hauer. (In Press). "Economic Concepts, Methods, and Tools for Risk Analysis in Forestry under Climate Change." In Environment Modeling for Sustainable Regional Development: System Approaches and Advanced Methods. V. Olej, I. Obršálová, and J. KÅ™upka, editors. IGI Global: Hershey, PA.

Luckert, M.K., P.J. Whitehead and B. Campbell. 2007. "Introduction." Chapter 1, pp. 1-3. In: Luckert, M.K., B. Campbell, J.T. Gorman, and S. Garnett (eds.). Investing in Indigenous Natural Resource Management. Darwin, Australia: Charles Darwin University Press.

Luckert, M.K. and P.J. Whitehead. 2007. "A general case for natural resources management: Market failures and government policy." Chapter 3, pp. 11-18. In: Luckert, M.K., B. Campbell, J.T. Gorman and S. Garnett (eds.). Investing in Indigenous Natural Resource Management. Darwin, Australia: Charles Darwin University Press.

S. Garnett, Luckert, M.K., B. Campbell, J.T. Gorman, S. Kerins, L. Morris, J. Morrison, and P.J. Whitehead. (2007). "Summary and Conclusions: Problems and promise in supporting indigenous natural resources management." Chapter 15, pp. 96-107. In: Luckert, M.K., B. Campbell, J.T. Gorman and S. Garnett (eds.). Investing in Indigenous Natural Resource Management. Darwin, Australia: Charles Darwin University Press.