Director, Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Jim Duncan directs the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative where he works to provide the information needed to understand, manage, and protect the region's forested ecosystems in a changing global environment. He previously worked to increase transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors by giving decision makers and citizens tools to map and interact with data, including in Mongolia and Ghana. He was also lucky enough get outdoors in 2005 and spend a year building trails and cutting fire-prone forests in Arizona.


Bakker, M.H.N., J.A. Duncan. 2017. Future bottlenecks in international river basins: where transboundary institutions, population growth and hydrological variability intersect. Water International.

Giordano, M., A. Drieschova, J.A. Duncan, Y. Sayama, L. De Stefano and A.T. Wolf. 2013. Review of the Evolution and State of Transboundary Freshwater Treaties. International Environmental Agreements, 14(3).

Duncan, J.A. and T. Burcsu. 2012. Landscape Development and Mule Deer Habitat in Central Oregon. In Kerns, B.K., A. Shlisky, and C.J. Daniel (eds.) 2012. Proceedings of the First State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling Conference, June 14-16, 2011, Portland, Oregon. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-869, Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.

De Stefano, L., Duncan, J., Dinar, S., Stahl, K., Strzepek, K.M. and A.T. Wolf. 2012. Mapping the resilience of international river basins to future climate change-induced water variability. Journal of Peace Research, 49(1): 193-209.

Gosnell, H., Kline, J.D, Chrostek, G., and J. Duncan. 2010. Is Oregon's land use planning program conserving forest and farm land? A review of the evidence. Land Use Policy, 28(1): 185-192.

Jim Duncan

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Human-environment geography, data science, forest ecology, land use, landscape ecology, transboundary river basin management, natural resource governance


  • MS Geography, Oregon State University, 2010
  • BA Physics, Haverford College, 2003


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Office Location:

George D. Aiken Forestry Sciences Lab, 705 Spear Street