Puneet Dwivedi completed his doctoral studies from School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida in 2010 with a major in forest policy and economics and a minor in food and resource economics. In his doctoral dissertation, he comprehensively analyzed environmental and economic sustainability of ethanol production from forest biomass in the Southern United States. His current research focus includes bioenergy development in developed and developing countries, economics of carbon sequestration on forestlands, life-cycle assessment of forest and agricultural products, non-market valuation of forest-based environmental services, and emergent behavior in rural communities with respect to sustainable forest management. He uses advanced econometric tools, optimization models, and various simulation approaches for his research. He has published extensively in his area of specialization. Before coming to the United States for his doctoral studies in 2006, he was working as a Program Officer at Winrock International India for about a year and a half. He received his Bachelors of Engineering (Mechanical) from Institute of Engineering & Technology, Devi Ahilya University in 2003, followed by a MBA (Forestry Management) at the Indian Institute of Forest Management in 2005. As a YCEI Postdoctoral Fellow, he worked on a project which explored the different factors that affect adoption of improved cooking stoves in rural Bangladesh and the potential impact of such an adoption on peoples’ welfare and deforestation. Puneet is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.