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Christopher Gaston

Associate Professor
Markets & Economics

Forest Sciences Centre 4028
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-827-1417

My main areas of research are markets and economics, particularly in their application to new product/market development for Canadian wood products, both in North America and internationally.  This includes primary and secondary wood products, and end-uses spanning residential and non residential construction, repair and renovation, and industrial applications.   Product and market focus also includes engagement with Aboriginal communities, small-medium enterprises, emerging engineered wood products / systems, and further value-adding products.


  • Vibrant Forest Landscapes: 2020 – 2023 (SSHRC)
  • Exploring the Power of Indigenous Art as a Catalyst for Linking Economic Growth to Sustainable Landscapes (SSHRC New Frontiers)
  • Modelling the Economic Impact of Resilient Planting Stocks and Wood Quality (ResFor / Genome Alberta)
  • Opening Doors—Indigenous Capacity Building on the BC Coast (FPI, UBC, ECUAD)
  • Achieving Aspirations of Canadian Indigenous Communities Through Participatory Cultural Mapping and Dynamic Decision Modelling (MITACS)
  • Matching Market Signals to the Canadian Wood Products Value Chain (NSERC-FIBRE)
  • Global Hardwood Trends and Impacts: a Focus on India (FII)
  • Architectural Element Trends in North American Non-residential Construction (FPI)

News Media

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Innovative Program Opens New Doors to B.C.’s Indigenous Artists

Selected Publications

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