Associate Professor and Sustainable Energy Specialist
Kar is an Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Planning and Policy at the
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) and a Sustainable Energy
Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Shiba earned his Ph.D.
in Forest Resources from Pennsylvania State University and Masters in
Environmental Management and Development from Australian National University.
Kar has a strong background and interest in teaching, collaborative research and
outreach in energy policy and natural resources sustainability. His research
focuses on socioeconomic and regulatory incentives of sustainable energy,
environmental and policy impacts of bioenergy, forest land use and community
development, and policy and practices in climate change adaptation. Prior to
joining the UWSP, Shiba worked with Washington State University Extension as a
faculty member of Hardwood Biofuels initiative and his postdoctoral work at
Penn State emphasized policy and practices of forest bioenergy. Dr. Kar also
worked with different international organizations focused on natural resource sustainability
and community development.