1675 Observatory Drive, Office 444
Madison WI, 53706
My position is supported by the Dairy Innovation Hub. My principal research responsibilities are economic analysis of dairy production, marketing and policy issues, often through development and application of quantitative simulation models. I teach two courses, Agricultural & Applied Economics 422 Food Systems and Supply Chains and A&DS 370 Livestock Production and Health in Agricultural Development. My research also includes the economics of livestock systems in low- and middle-income countries, systems modeling of food value chains and linkages to food security, and the economics and environmental impacts of controlled-environment agriculture (for example, vertical farms for vegetable production).
Hawkins, J., A. M. Komarek, E. Kihoro, C. F. Nicholson, A. Omore, G.C. Schoneveld, G. Yesuf, P. J. Ericksen and M. C. Rufino. 2022. Improved animal genetics deliver low emissions development for East Africa’s dairy sector. NatureFood, https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-022-00633-5.
Nicholson, C. F., K. C. McRoberts, B. Suleyman Öz, B. Kopainsky. 2022. A Dynamic Systems Analysis of Factors Affecting Success of Identity-Preserved Products: the Case of High-Oleic Soybeans. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, in press, DOI: 10.22434/IFAMR2021.0132
Nicholson, C. F. and M. I. Gómez. 2022. “Market and Supply Chain Models for Analysis of Food Systems”, in C. Peters and D. Thilmany (eds.), Food Systems Modeling: Tools for Assessing Sustainability in Food and Agriculture. Elsevier / Academic Press.
Ayinde, T., B. Ahmed and C. F. Nicholson. 2021. “Farm-Level Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Reductions for the Predominant Production Systems in Northern Nigeria.” In W. L. Filho et al., eds., African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation. Springer.
Nicholson, C. F., E. C. Stephens, B. Kopainsky, A. Jones, D. Parsons and J. L. Garrett. 2021. Food Security Outcomes in Agricultural Systems Models: Current Status and Recommended Improvements. Agricultural Systems188 103028 doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.103028
Nicholson, C. F., E. C. Stephens, A. Jones, B. Kopainsky, D. Parsons, J. L. Garrett and P.K. Thornton. 2021. Food Security Outcomes in Agricultural Systems Models: Case Examples and Priority Information Needs. Agricultural Systems, 188 103030 doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.103030
Weersink, A., M. von Massow, N. Bannon, J. Ilft, J.Maples, K. McEwen, M. McKendree, C. F. Nicholson, A.M. Novakovic, A. Rangarajan, T. Richards, B. Rickard, J. Rude, M. Schipanski, G. Schnitkey, L. Schultz, D. Schuurman, K. Schwartzkopf-Genswein, M. W. Stephenson, J.Thompson, K. Wood. 2021. COVID-19 and the Agri-Food System in the United States and Canada. Agricultural Systems, doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.103039.
Simões, A. R. P., C. F. Nicholson, J. D. dos Reis, R. M. Protil, A. L. J. Ferraz, and D. M. de Oliveira. 2021. Determinants of the loyalty of farmers to dairy processors in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Ciência Rural, Santa Maria, v.51:5, e20200340. doi.org./10.1590/0103-8478cr202003410
Nicholson, C. and M. Stephenson. 2021. Analyses of Proposed Alternative Growth Management Programs for the US Dairy Industry. Report for the Center for Integrated Agricultural System, University of Wisconsin, August.
Villena, V. H., C. F. Nicholson, A.M. Novakovic and M.W. Stephenson. 2021. Management Lesson from the US Dairy Sector’s Pandemic Response. Supply Chain Management Review. September/October 2021, pp. 24-31.
Simões, A.R. P., N. Paulo Bueno, F.M. de Souza Almeida, C. F. Nicholson, J.D. dos Reis, F. de Paula Leonel. 2020. Public policies for enhancing diffusion of technology: a network analysis for a dairy farmer community in Minas Gerais Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, 49:e20190207, 2020https://doi.org/10.37496/rbz4920190207
Ayinde, T., C. F. Nicholson, B. Ahmed, A. Ayantunde, M. Akinola, O Yusuf. 2020. Income and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Trade-offs in Smallholder Farms at Two Sites Northern Nigeria. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 15:325-355.
Nicholson, C. F., E. C. Stephens, A. Jones, B. Kopainsky, D. Parsons, J. L. Garrett and E. L. Phillips. 2020. Conceptual frameworks linking agriculture and food security. NatureFood, 1:541-551 doi.org/10.1038/s43016-020-00142-3
Nicholson, C. F., K. Harbick, N. M. Mattson and M. I. Gómez. 2020. “An Economic and Environmental Comparison of Conventional and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Supply Chains for Leaf Lettuce to US Cities”, in E. Aktas and Michael. Bourlakis (eds.) Food Supply Chains in Cities: Modern Tools for Circularity and Sustainability. Palgrave.Nicholson, C. F., E. Monterrosa, and J. L. Garrett. 2021. Food value chain interventions and nutritional outcomes: A review of evidence and recommendations for future assessments. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2021, 70:61–67, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2020.11.015.
Steenhuis, T. S., S. A. Tilahun, A. S. Collick, F. A. Zimale, C. D. Guzman, M. Moges, C. F. Nicholson, T. Enku and A. N.Pell. 2020. Intricacies of an effective global “Rooted” collaboration in soil and water research. Geoderma, 373:114301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114300
H.T. Kassahun, J. B. Jacobsen and C. F. Nicholson. 2020. Revisiting money and labor for valuing environmental goods and services in developing countries. Ecological Economics, 177:106771.
Rueda, B. I., K. C. McRoberts, R. W. Blake, C. F. Nicholson, E. C. M. Fernandes and J. F. Valentim. 2020. Nutrient Status of Cattle Grazing Systems in the Western Brazilian Amazon. Cogent Food and Agriculture, 6: 1722350 https://doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2020.1722350
Simões, A. R. P., C. F. Nicholson, A. M. Novakovic and R. M. Protil. 2019. Dynamic impacts of farm-level technology adoption on the Brazilian dairy supply chain. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 23(1) DOI: 10.22434/IFAMR2019.0033 DOI: 10.22434/IFAMR2019.0033.
Dairy Innovation Hub
Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award—Group, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), (2015)