John Loomis performs research in the economic valuation of non-marketed natural resources such as rivers, recreational fisheries, public lands, endangered species, water quality, and forest fire management. His research methods include the use of surveys, and involve techniques such as the travel cost, contingent valuation and hedonic property methods. The research is performed for state and federal agencies throughout the U.S., and with colleagues in Chile, China, Spain and Vietnam.
Invited to write nomination for Nobel Prize in Economics, 1998
Distinguished Publication Award, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, 2000
Distinguished Scholar, Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2004
Outstanding Journal Article for 2008, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
Publication of Enduring Quality, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), 2009.
Distinguished Career Award, College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University, 2012
Fellow, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2013.