Edward 'Gilly' Evans

Title - Assistant Professor and Associate Director, University of Florida, Center for Tropical Agriculture

Department - Food and Resource Economics

Specialty - Agricultural Economics

Telephone - 305-246-7001 Ext. 272

E-mail - eaevans@ufl.edu

Web site - http://agecon.centers.ufl.edu/

Education

  • Ph.D., 1999: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida -- Food and Resource Economics
  • M.S., 1982: University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies -- Agricultural Economics
  • B.S., 1979: University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies -- Agriculture

Employment

  • Associate Director (2004 to present), University of Florida, Center for Tropical Agriculture, Homestead, FL
  • Assistant Professor (2004 to present), University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead, FL
  • Assistant Research Scientist/Assistant Executive Director(2002 to 2004), International Agricultural Trade and Policy Center, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Visiting Assistant Professor/Assistant In (1999 to 2002), Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Research Assistant (1995 to 1999), Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Project/Senior Economist (1991 to 1994), Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, (CARDI) Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
  • Economist (1983 to 1991), Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana, South America
  • Lecturer (1981 to 1983), Middle Management Certificate Course, Extra-mural Studies Unit, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
  • Tutor/ Research Assistant (1980 to 1982), Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
  • Laboratory Assistant (1979 to 1980), Dept. of Soil Science, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
  • Planning Officer (summer 1979), Ministry of Agriculture , Jamaica West Indies
  • Research Assistant (summer 1978), Ministry of Agriculture , Jamaica West Indies

Assignment

  • 60% Extension
  • 40% Research

Areas of Expertise

  • International Trade and Development;
  • Policy Analysis;
  • Commodity Research;
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues;
  • Pest Risk Analysis

Active Projects

  • "Improving Water Quality at the Watershed Level by Targeting High-return Stakeholders" USDA/CSREES. 2003-06.
  • "Foliar Acid Applications to Prevent Iron Deficiency in Tropical Fruit Crops Grown in Calcareous Soils." USDA/CSREES/Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research Program. 2003-06.
  • "Development of Preventative Integrated Pest Management Vegetable Production Systems for South Florida for the Post Methylbromide Era." USDA/CSREES/Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research Program. 2003-06.
  • "Economics of Managing Invasive Species in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Areas of the United States of America." USDA/CSREES/Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research Program. 2003-06.
  • "Economic Analysis of Malaleuca Control in Florida." USDA/ARS. 2003-07.
  • "Potential Economic and Trade Impacts of Selected Invasive Pests and Diseases on Florida 's Ornamental Industry." USDA/CSREES/Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research Program. 2002-04.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recipient of the Dr. Frederick Prochaska Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation (1999), Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida , Gainesville, Florida, 2000
  • Recipient of the J.E. Ross International Travel Award, University of Florida , Gainesville, Florida, 1999
  • University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Multicultural Student Award based on academic performance, 1997
  • University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, International Graduate Student Award for having a cumulative GPA of 4.0, 1996
  • Findings of Master's Thesis cited in regional study entitled "CARICOM in the Year 2000". Study was commissioned by the Eight Meetings of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 1986

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Evans, E., and C. Davis. " Dynamics of the US High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Market " in Sugar and Related Sweeteners Markets: International Perspectives, A. Schmitz, T. Spreen, W. Messina and C. Moss, (Editors), Wallinford, Oxon: CABI Publishing, 2002.
  • Davis, C., Ballayram, E. Evans, and C. Y. Thomas. "Trade Liberalization and Small Economies: The Case of the Caribbean Community." in Agricultural Globalization, Trade and the Environment, C. Moss, G. Rausser, A. Schmitz, T. Taylor and D. Zilberman (Editors), Northwell MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.

Referred Journal Articles

  • Ranjan, R., and E. Evans. "Private Responses to Public Incentives for Invasive Species Management." Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics (submitted)
  • Evans, E. and J. VanSickle. "The Dilemma of Safer and Freer Trade: The Case of the US Nursery Industry." Choices (First Quarter) May 2004.
  • Evans, E. and L. Rankine. "The US Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002: Implications for CARICOM Sugar Producers" Journal of the Caribbean Agro-Economic Society, 6(1):51-72, October 2003.
  • VanSickle, J., E. Evans and R. Emerson. "U.S.-Canadian Tomato Wars: An Economist Tries to Make Sense out of Recent Anti-Dumping Suits." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 35(2): 283-296, August 2003.
  • Evans, E. "Economic Dimensions of Invasive Species." Choices (Second Quarter). 2003.
  • Evans, E. and L. Rankine. "The US Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002: Implications for CARICOM Sugar Producers." Journal of Farm and Business (forthcoming December 2003).
  • Evans, E., S. Na Lampang, J. VanSickle. "Near-Term Prospects for the U.S. Sugar Industry." International Sugar Journal, 104(1238): 68-81, February 2002.
  • Singh, R., E. Evans, and S. Roberts. "Non-Trade Concerns and Special and Differential Treatment." Journal of Farm and Business, 5(2): 1-20, January 2002.
  • Evans, E., C. Davis. "Recent Developments in the U.S. Sugar and Sweeteners Markets: Implications for CARICOM Tariff Rate Quota Holders." Social and Economic Studies 49(4):1-36, December, 2000.
  • Evans, E., and C. Davis. "Policy Options for the Poultry (Broiler) Industry in Trinidad and Tobago under a Liberalized Trade Regime." Journal of Farm and Business, 4(1):1-11, March 2000.

Published Abstracts

  • Orden D., S. McDonald's, T. Murray, E. Evans, W. Parham, V. Seejattan, K. Haraksingh and L Burris-Phillip. "Trade Liberalization and Macroeconomic Policy--Effects on Agriculture and the Caribbean." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 75(5): 1288-88, Dec. 1993.

Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS) Publications

  • Schaffer, B. 2006. Effect of oxygen deficit in the soil on the physiology and productivity of avocado. Proc. Seminario de manejo del riego y suelo en el cultivo del palto. Quillota, Chile. Schaffer, B. 2006.  Effect of oxygen deficit in the soil on the physiology and productivity of avocado.  Proc. Seminario de manejo del riego y suelo en el cultivo del palto. Quillota, Chile. [View pdf].
  • Al-Yahyai, R., F.S. Davies, B. Schaffer, and J.H. Crane.  2005. Effect of soil water depletion on growth, yield, and fruit quality of carambola in gravelly loam soil.  Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural  Society 118:237-241.
  • Diaz, A., C.M. Mannion and B. Schaffer. 2005.  Effect of adult Diaprepes weevil feeding on leaf gas exchange and growth of select ornamental plants.  Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural  Society 118:310-313.
  • Ojeda, M.G., B. Schaffer and F.S. Davies.  2004.  Iron nutrition, flooding and growth of pond apple (Annona glabra L.). Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 117:210-215.
  • Crane, J.H. and B. Schaffer. 2004. Increased exposure to cool ambient temperatures increased yield of 'Mauritius' lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) in Homestead Florida. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 117:206-208.
  • Schaffer, B. and A. W. Whiley. 2003. Environmental regulation of photosynthesis - A mini-review. Proceedings of the Fifth World Avocado Congress, Volume 1, pp. 335-342. Malaga, Spain.
  • Schaffer, B. 2000. The effects of root restriction and atmospheric CO2 enrichment on photosynthesis and growth of tropical fruit crops. Memorias VII Congreso Nacional de Frutales, Universidad Nacional Experimental del Tachira, San Cristobal, Venezuela p. 89-94.
  • George, H.L., J. H.Crane, F.S. Davies and B. Schaffer. 2000. Effects of polyethylene and organic mulch on gas exchange and soil and leaf nutrient levels of 'Arkin' carambola (Averrhoa carambola L.) in Florida. Proceedings of the InterAmerican Society for Horticultural Sciences 44:64-71.
  • George, H.L., J.H. Crane, B. Schaffer, Y. Li and F.S. Davies. 2000. Effects of polyethylene and organic mulch on flowering, percent fruit set, and fruit production of 'Arkin' carambola (Averrhoa carambola L.) in Florida. Proceedings of the InterAmerican Society for Horticultural Sciences 44:72-77.
  • George, H.L., J.H. Crane, F.S. Davies and B. Schaffer. 2000. Effects of plastic and organic mulches on soil temperatures, growth and yields of 'Arkin' carambola (Averhoa carambola L.) in south Florida. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 113:5-11.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Cinco Cosas que el Productor Agrícola puede Hacer para Mejorar las Ganancias de su Negocio" FE623, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, December 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Florida Avocado Production and Profitability Analysis" FE575, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, November 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Tratado de Libre Comercio de America Central y Repúbica Dominicana (TLCAC-RD): ¿Qué Hay en Ello para la Agricultura de Florida?" FE574, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, November 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Análisis Marginal: Un Procedimiento Económico para Seleccionar Tecnologías o Prácticas Alternativas" FE573, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, September 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Entendiendo las Tasas de Cambio: Es el Debilitamiento del Dólar Americano--Bueno, Malo o Indiferente para los Agricultores y Negocios Agrícolas en Florida?" FE572, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, September 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Five Things an Agricultural Producer Can Do to Improve Business Profitability" FE569, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, August 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Marginal Analysis: An Economic Procedure for Selecting Alternative Technologies/Practices" FE565, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, June 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Central American Free Trade Agreement-Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR): What's in It for Florida Agriculture?" FE564, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, June 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans, Robert Degner,and Kimberly Morgan. "Seis Maneras de Mejorar las Ganancias de Lichi en el Sur de Florida" FE548, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, April 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans, Robert Degner, Jonathan Crane, Ray Rafie, and Carlos Balerdi. "¿Es Todavía Lucrativo Cultivar Lichi en la Florida?" FE547, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, April 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Understanding Exchange Rates: A Weakening U.S. Dollar--Good, Bad, or Indifferent for Florida Farmers and Agribusinesses?" FE546, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, April 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Entendiendo el Acuerdo de Medidas Sanitarias y Fitosanitarias (MSF) de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC)." FE530, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, February 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Problemas Potenciales que Enfrenta la Industria de Viveros en los Estados Unido." FE529, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, February 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Understanding the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers Program." FE498, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, January 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans, Robert Degner,and Kimberly Morgan. "Six Ways to Improve the Profitability of Lychee in South Florida." FE497, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, November 2004.
  • Edward A. Evans, Robert Degner, Jonathan Crane, Ray Rafie, and Carlos Balerdi. "Is It Still Profitable to Grow Lychee in Florida?" FE496, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, November 2004.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Understanding the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement." FE492, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, August 2004.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Potential Problems Facing the U.S. Nursery Industry." FE491, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, August 2004.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Economic dimensions of the problem of invasive species." FE386, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, June 2003.
  • Edward A. Evans, M. Langham, and L. Polopolus. "Historical Analysis of the Economic Contribution of the Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC)," FE327, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, January 2002.