Katherine Y. Zipp, Ph.D.

Katherine Y. Zipp, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
116 Ferguson Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Land economics
  • Spatial modeling
  • Non-market valuation


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014
  • B.A., Oberlin College, 2008


Public and manager perceptions about prescribed fire in the Mid-Atlantic, United States
Journal of Environmental Management, Wu, Hong, Miller, Zachary D., Wang, Rui, Zipp, Katherine, Newman, Peter, Shr, Yau-Huo, Dems, Cody L., Taylor, Alan, Kaye, Margot W., Smithwick, Erica A.H., 2022

Balancing quietness and freedom: Support for reducing road noise among park visitors
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Rice, William L., Newman, Peter, Zipp, Katherine Y., Taff, B. Derrick, Pipkin, Ashley R., Miller, Zachary D., Pan, Bing, 2022

Redefining marginal land for bioenergy crop production
GCB Bioenergy, Khanna, Madhu, Chen, Luoye, Basso, Bruno, Cai, Ximing, Field, John, Guan, Kaiyu, Jiang, Chongya, Lark, Tyler, Richard, Thomas, Spawn‐Lee, Seth, Spawn-Lee, Seth A., Yang, Pan, Zipp, Katherine Y., 2021

Identifying recreational ecosystem service areas of concern in Grand Canyon National Park: A participatory mapping approach
Applied Geography, Rice, William, Taff, B. Derrick, Newman, Peter, Zipp, Katherine, Pan, Bing, 2020

Hunter and Non-Hunter Perceptions of Costs, Benefits, and Likelihood of Outcomes of Prescribed Fire in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Society and Natural Resources, Miller, Zachary D., Wu, Hong, Zipp, Katherine, Dems, Cody L., Smithwick, Erica, Kaye, Margot, Newman, Peter, Zhao, Anthony, Taylor, Alan, 2020

Beyond benefits: Towards a recreational ecosystem services interpretive framework
Landscape Research, Rice, William L., Newman, Peter, Taff, B. Derrick, Zipp, Katherine Y., Miller, Zachary D., 2020

Connecting motivations to outcomes: A study of park visitors’ outcome attainment
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Rice, William, Taff, Brendan, Miller, Z, Newman, Peter, Zipp, Katherine, Pan, Bing, Newton, Jennifer, D'Antonio, Ashley, 2020

Optimal spatial-dynamic management to minimize the damages caused by aquatic invasive species
Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Zipp, Katherine Y., Wu, Yangqingxiang, Wu, Kaiyi, Zikatanov, Ludmil T., 2019

The impact of the biomass crop assistance program on the united states forest products market: An application of the global forest products model
Forests, Jiang, Wei, Carter, Douglas R., Fu, Hanliang, Jacobson, Michael G., Zipp, Katherine Y., Jin, Jiang, Yang, Long, 2019

The spatial dynamics of the economic impacts of an aquatic invasive species: An empirical analysis
Land Economics, Zipp, Katherine Y., Lewis, David J., Provencher, Bill, Vander Zanden, M. Jake, 2019

Modeling spatial dependence and economic hotspots in landowners’ willingness to supply bioenergy crops in the northeastern United States
GCB Bioenergy, Jiang, Wei, Zipp, Katherine Y., Langholtz, Matthew H., Jacobson, Michael G., 2019

Grand Expectations: Understanding Visitor Motivations and Outcome Interference in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, Rice, William, Taff, B Derrick, Newman, Peter B, Miller, Zach, D’Antonio, A, D'Antonio, Ashley, Baker, Jenna, Monz, Chris, Newton, Jennifer, Zipp, Katherine, 2019

Flood Mitigation for Pennsylvania’s Rural Communities: Community-Scale Impact of Federal Policies
Report for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Fowler, Lara, Baxter, R, Colby, S, Kelly, M, Kelly-Slatten, Kayla, Zipp, Katherine, Duke, Donald, Weitzel, Michele, 2017

Does the conservation of land reduce development? An econometric-based landscape simulation with land market feedbacks
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Zipp, Katherine Y., Lewis, David J., Provencher, Bill, 2017