Rister, M individual record
Professor and Associate Department Head
Positions:
overview

Dr. Rister's research efforts with the Texas AgriLife Research and Texas Water Resources Institute are currently focused on the economics of water use, delivery systems, alternative sources (including desalination and conventional municipal water treatment) [principally in the Rio Grande Basin] and economics of watershed management involving identifying most economic efficient Best Management Practices for reducing nutrient and sediment inflows into reservoirs. He is also investigating the economics of two bioenergy feedstocks, algae and high-energy sorghum. Dr. Rister has teaching responsibilities in undergraduate rural entrepreneurship, with his senior-level two-course capstone sequence focused on students developing a comprehensive business plan for a rural business venture of their individual choosing. His Associate Head responsibilities encompass development activities and other assorted issues.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles30
  • Adusumilli, N., Lee, T., Rister, M., & Lacewell, R. (2014). The Economics of Mitigation of Water Pollution Externalities from Biomass Production for Energy. Resources. 3(4), 721-733.
  • Leidner, A. J., Rister, M. E., Lacewell, R. D., Woodard, J. D., & Sturdivant, A. W. (2012). An analysis of input choice, input prices, and environmental factors on the costs of seawater reverse osmosis systems. Desalination. 291, 48-55.
  • Falkenberg, N. R., Cogdill, T. J., Rister, M. E., & Chandler, J. M. (2012). Economic Evaluation of Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Competition in Field Corn. Weed Technology. 26(1), 137-144.
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  • Leidner, A. J., Rister, M. E., Lacewell, R. D., & Sturdivant, A. W. (2011). The Water Market for the Middle and Lower Portions of the Texas Rio Grande Basin1. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 47(3), 597-610.
  • Lee, T., Rister, M. E., Narashimhan, B., Srinivasan, R., Andrew, D., & Ernst, M. R. (2010). EVALUATION AND SPATIALLY DISTRIBUTED ANALYSES OF PROPOSED COST-EFFECTIVE BMPS FOR REDUCING PHOSPHOROUS LEVEL IN CEDAR CREEK RESERVOIR, TEXAS. TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE. 53(5), 1619-1627.
Conference Papers15
  • Leidner, A. J., Rister, M. E., Sturdivant, A. W., Lee, T., Waidler, D., Seawright, E. K., ... Harris, B. L. (2010). Consideration of economics while identifying best management practices for watershed protection plans. ASABE - TMDL 2010: Watershed Management to Improve Water Quality. 349-357.
  • Sturdivant, A. W., Rister, M. E., & Lacewell, R. D. (2009). Improving Financial Planning and Rate Analyses for South Texas Irrigation Districts. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 34(3), 540-540.
  • Rister, M. E., Outlaw, J., Falconer, L., & Benton, B. (1998). Evaluating appropriate rental rates for rice acreage.. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS. 80(5), 1186-1186.
  • Ward, R., McCarl, B., Rister, M. E., McCorkle, D., & Long, C. (1998). Optimal structure of an agribusiness firm considering the economics of major, linked components.. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS. 80(5), 1204-1204.
  • THOMPSON, T. N., RISTER, M. E., GRANT, W. R., MCCAULEY, G. N., TURNER, F. T., STANSEL, J. W., & KLOSTERBOER, A. D. (1993). THE EFFECTS OF RICE QUALITY FACTORS ON OPTIMAL RATOON NITROGEN DECISIONS. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS. 75(5), 1306-1306.
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
e-rister@tamu.edu
First Name
M
Last Name
Rister
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Agricultural Economics; 2124 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2124
USA