Vic Adamowicz is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta. He obtained his BSc and MSc from the University of Alberta (1981, 1983) and his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1988.
His research has focused on the valuation of environmental amenities and ecosystem services and the incorporation of non-market values into economic analysis. His research also involves the analysis of choice behavior with applications to food demand, recreation, and environmental quality.
Adamowicz is the research director of the Alberta Land Institute. He was the Scientific Director of the Sustainable Forest Management Network of Centres of Excellence, from 1998 to 2004. He was a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) from 2001 to 2008 and was an Associate Dean (Research) from 2007 to 2009.
He was elected to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy II – Social Sciences, in 2007. He became a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural EconomicsSociety in 2011. He was awarded the Canadian Institute of Forestryǯs Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award in October, 2004. In 2001-2002 Adamowicz was a Gilbert White Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington DC,and in 2011 he was an Erik Malmstem Visiting Professor at the University ofGothenburg.