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Robert L. Izlar

Director, Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business

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MBA, Georgia Southern University - Finance
MFR, University of Georgia - Forest Management
BSFR, University of Georgia - Forest Management

Prior Positions:
Executive Director: Georgia Forestry Association 1987 - 1998
Executive Vice President: Mississippi Forestry Association 1984 - 1989
Division Forester: American Pulpwood Association 1978 - 1984
District Manager, Wood Procurement: Brunswick Pulp Land Company 1974 - 1978
Military Police Officer: U.S. Army 1972 -1974, U.S. Army Reserve 1971-2006



Research Areas Detail:

Forest investment science, ad valorem tax policy, international competitiveness of U.S. South forest sector, forest policy analysis, forest business leadership, natural history of the Okefenokee Swamp, land tenure changes and forest management implications.

Recent Citations:


Bettinger, Pete, Bob Izlar, Tom Harris, Chris Cieszewski, Joe Conrad, Dale Greene, Angela Mech, Jay Shelton, Jacek Siry, Mike Kane, Krista Merry, Sara Baldwin, and Jonathan Smith. 2018. Handbook of land and tree measurements. Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 323 p.

Ward, Lauren K., Green, Gary and Izlar, Robert L. 2018. Family forest landowners and the endangered species act: Assessing potential incentive programs. Journal of Forestry. (accepted).

Zhang, Weiyi, Mei, Bin and Izlar, Robert, L. 2018. Impact of forest-related conservation easements on contiguous and surrounding property values. Forest Policy and Economics. 98(2018)30-35.

Tumpach, Chantal, Dwivedi, Puneet,  Izlar, Robert and Cook, Chase. 2018. Understanding perceptions of stakeholder groups about forestry best management practices in Georgia. Journal of Environmental Management 213(374-381).

Ok, Kenan, Izlar, Bob and Siry, Jacek. 2015. Sustainable finance for sustainable forestry: Is cooperation possible among nations? FORMATH. 14:11-19.Bettinger, P., Izlar, B., Harris, T., Greene, D., Mech, A., Shelton, J., Siry, J., Kane., Cieszewski, C., Merry, K., Baldwin, S., and Smith, J. 2016. Handbook of land and tree measurements. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business. 

Tran, Yenie, Porter, Dottie, Mattox, Norris, Izlar, Bob and Siry, Jacek P. 2015. Sessoms timber trust, Georgia, United States of America. In Forest plans of north america. Bettinger and Siry (ends.) Academic Press. pp 217 - 224.

Bettinger, P; Molpus, R; Greene, D; Borders, B; Izlar, B; Siry, J; Harris, T; Kane, M; Cieszewski, C; Merry, K; Baldwin, S; Simmons, R; and Smith, J. 2011. Handbook of land and tree measurements. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Center for Forest Business.

Izlar, B; Dangerfield, C; Izard, J; and Coe, C. 2011. Property tax incentives for the Georgia landowner, Center for Forest Business Research Note 3, Revised - 5th edition. Athens, GA: Center for Forest Business, The University of Georgia.

Malmsheimer, R; Bowyer, J; Fried, J; Gee, E; Izlar, B; Miner, R; Munn, I; Oneil, E; Stewart, W; and Delaney, K. 2011. SAF task force report on forest carbon offsets and forest biomass for energy. Journal of Forestry 109:s7-s51.

Siry, J; Cubbage, F; Newman, D; and Izlar, B. 2010. Forest ownership and management outcomes in the U.S., in global context. International Forestry Review 12(1):38-48.

Sydor, T; Mendell, B; Siry, J; De La Torre, R; Harris, T; Izlar, B; and Hamsley, A. 2009. A framework for tracking the state of the forest industry: Case study of Georgia. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 33(4):157-163.

Izlar, B. 2008. "The future of forestry education: Will we prepare relics or icons?" in The Consultant, pp. 17-20.

Westbrook, M; Greene, D; and Izlar, B. 2007. Utilizing forest biomass by adding a small chipper to a tree-length southern pine harvesting operation. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 31(4):165-9.

Izlar, B. 2006. The Centennial History of Forestry in Georgia: A pictorial journey: Donning, Co.

Siry, J; Greene, D; Harris, T; Izlar, B; Hamsley, A; Eason, T; Tye, T; Baldwin, S; and Hyldahl, C. 2006. Wood supply chain efficiency and fiber cost - what can we do better. Forest Products Journal56(10):4-10.

Siry, J; Harris, T; Izlar, B; and Clutter, M. Global competitiveness of Georgia's pulp and paper industries. FY 2004 TIP3 Research Report 10 pp.

Yin, R and Izlar, B. 2001. Supply constraints and portfolio insurance: Applications of financial engineering to institutional investors. Journal of Forestry 99(5):39-44.

Yin, R; Harris, T; and Izlar, B. 2000. Why Forest Products Companies may need to hold Timberland. Forest Products Journal 50(9):39-44.


"National Timber Tax Website", USDA Forest Service, 09/01/2009-08/05/2019 $360,000

"Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program", Georgia Forestry Association, Inc, 01/01/2000-01/01/2019 $2,495,000

Professional Affiliations

Georgia Registered Forester  1104
SAF Certified Forester 1656
SAF Fellow
Fellow, Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame

Georgia Forestry Association Board of Directors

Forest History Society Board of Directors

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