Dr. David T. Damery, Associate Professor

Director, Building Materials and Wood Technology

UMASS, Holdsworth Hall, Rm. 120, Amherst, MA 01003

Department: Natural Resources Conservation,

Building Materials and Wood Technology

Telephone: (413)545-1770 Fax: (413)545-4358

E-mail Address: ddamery@nrc.umass.edu



I currently teach classes covering: The Business of Building, Building Materials and Forest Products Marketing, and The Built Environment. I am also a member of the UMASS Architecture and Design faculty. I have research interests in sustainable forest management, wildlife conservation economics, and forest products marketing and economics.  My work experience includes: engineering, business consulting and management. I serve as a Regional Board Member of the Forest Products Society and also as Vice-Chair of it’s Northeast Section. 

Current Projects

  • Finding and Removing Barriers to sustainable harvest and primary processing of Massachusetts native woods,  MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources, 2007-08
  • Can Commercial Livestock Farmers and Leopards Co-exist: An Economic Analysis, with Andrew Stein, PhD. Candidate
  • Ecology and Conservation of Mongolian Gazelles, with Kirk A. Olson, PhD. Candidate
  • Eastern Log Building: history, geography, technology - with James S. Peters, PhD. Candidate


BMATWT 352 - Building Materials and Forest Products Marketing

BMATWT 353 - Business of Building

BMATWT 191A - The Built Environment

Research & Publications

Olson, K.A., D. Odonkhuu, D. Damery, T.K. Fuller and G.B. Schaller. 2005. Subsistence Hunting of Mongolian Gazelles in Eastern Mongolia:  Implications for Sustainable Management, IX International Mammalogical Conference, Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan, July 31-August 5, 2005.

David Damery - Landowner Driven Sustainable Forest Management and Value-Added Processing: A Case Study in Massachusetts, USA - 2005
The Massachusetts Woodlands Cooperative, LLC (MWC) is working to help members conduct sustainable forestry of the highest standards while increasing financial returns from harvest activities. The forests of Massachusetts, the third most densely populated state in the United States, are threatened. Decades of high grading and the threat of forest conversion to alternative use present challenges for maintaining a forested landscape. Despite being 60% forested Massachusetts imports approximately 98% of the wood fiber that its citizens consume.

Massachusetts Directory of Sawmills & Dry Kilns - 2006 by David T. Damery, Curt Bellemer & Gordon Boyce. "This directory contains listings for sawmills, portable bandmills and dry kilns located in Massachusetts."

James S. Peters, David T. Damery, and Peggi Clouston, A Decade of Innovation in Particleboard and Composite Materials: a content analysis of Washington State University’s International Particleboard/Composite Materials Symposium Proceedings

David T. Damery and Paul Fisette, Decision making in the Purchase of Siding: A Survey of Architects, Contractors and Homeowners in the U.S. Northeast.

David Damery, David Holm, Daniel Lass, and Richard Rogers, Food Marketing and Lumber Processing in Massachusetts, 1958 to 1997

A More Complete Listing of Dave's Publications is available HERE

Service & Affiliations

Forest Products Society - Regional Board Member, 2006-08

- Northeast Section, Vice Chair 2007-08

Massachusetts Woodlands Cooperative LLC

I am a member of the University of Massachusetts community.

This page last updated January, 2008.