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OREGON FOREST RESEARCH LABORATORY

OSU College of Forestry 2013-14 Biennial Report


OREGON FOREST RESEARCH LABORATORY

OSU College of Forestry 2013-14 Biennial Report


Cover photo: OSU College Research Forests Editing and design: Forestry Communications Group


Contents Message from the Dean.................................................................... 6 Office of the Dean.............................................................................. 8 Undergraduate Students.................................................................... 10 Graduate Students............................................................................. 24 International Programs...................................................................... 30 Forest Ecosystems and Society Department...................................... 38 Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department.......... 48 Wood Science and Engineering Department...................................... 58 Forestry and Natural Resources Extension........................................ 68 Office of Research.............................................................................. 74 College Forests................................................................................... 82 Service Units...................................................................................... 86 Awards, Offices, and Distinctions ..................................................... 87 Publications ...................................................................................... 95

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Message from the Dean

Since the beginning of my tenure as the Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean of the College of Forestry in 2012, I have been amazed by the achievements of our remarkable faculty, staff, and students. Their dedication and hard work have positioned Oregon State University as a world leader in forestry research and education. In large part due to these efforts, OSU was recognized by QS World University Rankings® as the No. 7 agriculture and forestry education institution in the world in 2014. This biennial report communicates how we have achieved this ranking, and also outlines our shared vision for the future. In 2012, we embarked on a number of important initiatives that have positioned the College of Forestry as an innovative leader promoting research programs focusing on managing landscapes that will enhance people’s lives and improve the health of our lands, businesses, and vital ecosystems. We created a new research institute — The Institute for Working Forest Landscapes — which integrates our research around four themes: intensively managed forests, resilient ecosystems, healthy people and communities, and innovative forest products. A diverse advisory board that represents several new directions for our College, such as wood building design, collaborative forest management, and public health, guides the institute along with our long-time private and public forestland stakeholders. This year, we are conducting our first request for proposals, and we will fund over $1 million in new interdisciplinary research projects.

Recognizing the importance of collaboration to meet today’s challenges and opportunities, we have partnered with the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts to establish the National Center for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing and Design. The ultimate goal of the center is to help create and support a new industry to manufacture sustainable, tall wood buildings for the Northwest and the world. This initiative will help create new businesses and will have a positive impact on rural communities in Oregon and across the Northwest. We have also begun a major initiative to internationalize our college with a focus on the Pacific Rim. Last fall, I led an excursion to Chile with the College’s Board of Visitors, which is comprised of private forestland owners and managers. Hosted by the Arauco and CMPC corporations, we toured the working landscapes of Chile, visiting manufacturing plants, plantations, and nurseries. We learned a lot about their research programs and business strategies, and about Chile as well. Our ultimate goal is to increase student and faculty exchanges between the two countries and launch new collaborative research projects. This year, we have set aside funding to seed research proposals from faculty at OSU and Chilean universities, and we are providing additional funds to sponsor student internships and learning experiences. Our Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program continues to be one of the best in the nation. Our Extension agents and specialists deliver high-quality programs to a wide variety of audiences across the state. We have developed new programs in collaborative natural resources management and renewed our presence in the Klamath Falls area. We have also established a

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Message from the Dean

new college forest exclusively for landowner Extension programs: the Ruby P. Matteson Demonstration Forest in Washington County, Oregon. This addition brings our total acreage of college forests to just over 14,000 acres, all of which are actively managed as working landscapes. Students remain our number one priority. The 2013-14 academic year marked the beginning of the college’s new Forestry Professional School. The “Pro-School” is a twoyear program that begins during junior year for qualified students who are accepted into our undergraduate forestry and forest engineering programs. Forestry Field School, a two-week course conducted on the east and west side of the Cascades, is the first class students take in the program, and the field component is emphasized throughout the next six academic terms. The Pro-School Program also has two six-month formal internship terms with an employer, and is focused on graduating students with leadership and communication skills that private sector employers are telling us are so very important. The employment success rate of our students is very high, and industry partners who participate in the internship program hire nearly all of our top graduates. Enrollment in our interdisciplinary Natural Resources Program continues to climb, and it remains our largest academic program. Students in this outstanding program emerge ready to be leaders in the broad field of natural resources management. Next year, we hope to introduce a new science-based option in the Natural Resources Program, called the Forest Ecosystems and Society option. Stay tuned for this exciting development.

knowledge and broad skillset, we have developed new courses, created a number of study-abroad options, and partnered with industry to provide relevant internship opportunities. Although I am extremely proud of our accomplishments during the past two years, I am even more excited about the future. We have hired more than 20 new faculty members over the past several years, and, as they start to hit their stride, the college will really come alive. This is critically important because the challenges we face have never been greater. As Earth’s population continues to climb, we will become even more dependent on renewable natural resources to provide for our needs. Forest landscapes will be central to meeting those needs, providing for society in new ways while protecting Earth’s vital ecosystems. Our scientists, our graduates, and our Extension corps are up to the challenge. I hope you will take the opportunity to browse this biennial report and learn more about our college. If this is your first introduction to the OSU College of Forestry, please consider joining us: as a student, faculty member, or college supporter. As always, feel free to contact me with your thoughts and ideas, as we strive to accomplish our mission to “educate and engage the next generation of scholars, practitioners, and users of the world’s forest resources.” Thomas Maness Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean College of Forestry

In the Renewable Materials Program, our students continue to excel by working with faculty as they research new ways for the wood products industry to develop clean, responsible methods of production with less waste, even as demand for wood-based products increases. To provide students with this specialized

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Office of the Dean

Thomas Maness

Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean of the College of Forestry BS (1979) West Virginia University MS (1981) Virginia Tech PhD (1989) University of Washington

Nathalie Gitt

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Jessica Fitzmorris

Event Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

John Bliss

Troy Hall

James E. Johnson

Claire Montgomery

Randall S. Rosenberger

Laurence "Laurie" Schimleck

Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs BA (1973) University of Wisconsin-Madison MS (1979) University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD (1988) University of Wisconsin-Madison

Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement BS (1974) Colorado State University MS (1976) University of Maine PhD (1981) Virginia Tech

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies BA (1988) Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania MA (1992) Colorado State University PhD (1996) Colorado State University

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Department Head Forest Ecosystems and Society BA (1985) Pomona College MA (1990) Duke University PhD (1996) Oregon State University

Department Head Forest Engineering, Resources and Management BA (1976) Portland State University BS (1984) Oregon State University MF (1986) University of Washington PhD (1990) University of Washington

Department Head Wood Science and Engineering BS (1993) University of Melbourne PhD (1997) University of Melbourne


Office of the Dean Geoffrey Huntington

Stephen "Fitz" Fitzgerald

Steven D. Tesch

Zak Hansen

Director of Strategic Initiatives BS (1982) Michigan State University JD (1986) University of Oregon School of Law

Director of Research and Associate Director of the Forest Research Laboratory BS (1973) University of Montana MS (1975) University of Montana PhD (1981) University of Montana

Director of the College Research Forests AAS (1976) Holyoke Community College BS (1979) SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry MS (1983) University of Idaho

Director of Development BS (2003) Oregon State University

Roger Admiral

Director of Operations BA (1972) Washington State University MBA (1987) Oregon State University

Ponderosa pine forests surround Black Butte in Jefferson County, courtesy of Oregon Forest Resources Institute

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Undergraduate Students Randall Rosenberger

Kira Hughes

Brittany Goltry

Brooke Clair

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies BA (1988) Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania MA (1992) Colorado State University PhD (1996) Colorado State University

Manager of Student Services BS (1999) Humboldt State University

Manager of Undergraduate Recruitment Programs BA (2012) Carroll College

Office Coordinator BS (2009) DeVry University

Student Services and Recruitment The primary goals of the Student Services Office are to enhance the learning environment of our undergraduate students, inform prospective students of our excellent academic programs and financial opportunities, and provide extra-curricular and/or educational support, resources, and assistance to students, faculty, and staff.

Student Services The College of Forestry Student Services Office provides services and resources to undergraduate students. The Student Services Office produces several publications to help educate prospective and current students about the College of Forestry and the opportunities it presents, and to inform students about news, scholarships, job postings, and educational opportunities. We administer a $500,000+ annual scholarship program that provides scholarships to academically meritorious students. We offer administrative guidance to our student clubs and organizations, and aid students in developing social, leadership and teamwork skills, enjoying recreational and educational activities, and getting involved and connected within the fields of forestry, natural resources, recreation, and renewable materials. We provide resources to help students become competent, innovative, and professional members in the field of forestry. To help students in finding suitable positions, we have developed a list of agencies, search engines, and our own employment opportunities site. We continually review and hone our

programs and resources to best serve the needs of our students, and we are developing a strategic plan for implementation in the upcoming academic year.

Self-Learning Center The Self-Learning Center (SLC) is a student-focused learning environment that serves the students of the College of Forestry. The SLC offers access to reserve readings, self-paced learning materials, computers and group-work space. In addition to housing course reserve materials and a collection of printed and multimedia materials, the SLC makes available planimeters, stereoscopes, handheld magnifying lenses, and protractors for check-out. Plant specimens, wood sample kits, and aerial photos are available for study while in the SLC. Recently, we added a Lending Library, which offers students greater access to outstanding examples of published works on the natural sciences and forestry, and helps to foster a connection between students’ formal science-based education and the humanities. We are in the final stages of the development of a new and improved online inventory and check-out system for all the materials available in the SLC.

Mentored Work Experience Opportunities Two paid mentored work experience programs alone create around 20 mentor-protégé projects each year, and 2013-2014 was no exception. The Board of Visitors (BoV)

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Undergraduate Students David Zahler

Manager, Diversity and Experiential Learning Program BS (1992) Oregon State University MS (1996) Oregon State University

Internship Program matches students with researchers and provides students a paid research experience and a mentor to help guide them in their field of interest. Students can select from a list of opportunities, or faculty can identify a student they have in mind to mentor. One primary goal is to find a mentor-protĂŠgĂŠ match that yields a long-term connection. The Strengthening Employment and Education for Diversity Students (SEEDS) Program serves a growing diverse student population

Seema Mangla

SEEDS Program Coordinator BS (2003) University of Delhi MS (2005) University of Delhi PhD (2010) Oregon State University

within the College and provides students with paid work experiences and a pathway to career-track employment as they finish their academic program. Mentored work experiences provide an opportunity for students to learn new skills and explore an academic/career area of interest that is often not a traditional part of their academic pathway. These experiences will help the students immensely as they plan on starting their professional careers in forestry related fields.

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Undergraduate Students

Student Events The Student Services Office hosts several events throughout the academic year to bring information, opportunities, resources, and fun to our students. „„ Incoming undergraduate students are officially welcomed to the College of Forestry each summer during Annual Ring. Annual Ring includes a barbecue at the Forestry Club Cabin in the McDonald-Dunn Forest, nature walks, games with prizes, and plenty of opportunities to meet fellow students, as well as forestry faculty and staff. „„ Clubs Day allows students to learn about student clubs and organizations in the College by visiting tables staffed by club officers. We encourage all students to get involved with clubs, not only to provide a social connection to other students, but also to connect with future employers, industry

leaders, and innovators in their field through club trips, workshops, and conference participation. „„ Each year, the Student Services Office assists the OSU student chapter of the Society of American Foresters with their annual Job Fair. Employers representing various segments of the forestry, recreation, renewable materials, and natural resources fields are invited to join us the first Tuesday of February to recruit students for both seasonal and permanent employment. „„ In an effort to provide assistance to our stakeholders’ recruitment efforts and to provide the most beneficial information to our students, we coordinate Employer Information Nights, which provide the opportunity for employers to visit with students, make connections, orient students to their company or agency, and set up interviews with students.

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Undergraduate Students „„ Each May, the College of Forestry celebrates its outstanding students and faculty and honors its generous donors at the Spring Awards Ceremony. This ceremony recognizes recipients of scholarships, fellowships, the Paul and Neva Dunn Outstanding Senior Award, the Bowerman Leadership Award, the Pack Essay Awards, the Kelly Axe Award, and the Xi Sigma Pi teaching and mentoring awards. „„ Commencement Breakfast is held the morning before the graduation ceremony as a time for the College of Forestry to recognize its graduating seniors and for graduates to congratulate each other, thank their professors, and celebrate with their families. „„ The Student Services Office also participates annually in University recruitment events such as Beaver Open House, Preview Days, and college fairs.

Recruitment Activities With support from the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and the Student Services Office, Brittany Goltry is responsible for designing, managing, and executing the Undergraduate Recruitment Programs for the College of Forestry. As prospective student advisor, Brittany assists with the placement of students into appropriate degree programs within the College of Forestry. Brittany co-leads activities for the Ambassadors for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, and organizes and participates in on- and off-campus recruitment events. Our college-wide recruitment goal this year has been to

develop and strengthen the Undergraduate Recruitment Programs, establish on- and off-campus recruitment connections, and design and update print and online recruitment materials. Through the creation and implementation of a Strategic Recruitment Plan, Brittany is working to increase undergraduate enrollment within the College of Forestry, and develop a defined pathway for recruitment, with a focus on diversity recruitment and high achieving students.

New Student Enrollment A total of 245 new students joined the College of Forestry in fall 2013, the majority of which (201 students) were undergraduates. Eighty-one students (40%) enrolled through eCampus (distance learning) and 55 (27%) were first-year students.

Total Enrollment Total undergraduate enrollment remained consistent from 2012-2013, totaling 892 students and 83% of the College population. The undergraduate student body was 37% female and 11% under-represented minorities (self-reported). New Students Fall 2013 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT BY MAJOR New Students Fall 2013

Forestry

Forest Engineering

Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering

Natural Resources

Recreation Resource Management

Tourism & Outdoor Leadership 1200

Renewable Materials

Non-Degree

5% 4%

7% 1%

Total Enrollment and New Enrollment 1000 800

19%

600

7%

400

4%

200 0

53%

Fall 2009

Fall 2010

Fall 2011

Total Enrollment

Fall 2012

Fall 2013

New Enrollment

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Undergraduate Students Bachelor of Science — Programs of Study The College of Forestry offers seven distinct undergraduate programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Each program allows you to focus on a particular area of forestry, natural resource management, or renewable materials. We also offer five minors to supplement your current major.

New — Professional Forestry The Forestry degree is now administered as a Professional School, with a 2-year "Pre-Professional" education followed by a 2-3 year Professional Program. Now each student seeking the Forestry, Forest Engineering, or dual Forest-Civil Engineering degree completes pre-professional school coursework (the first 2 years) and demonstrates a level of mastery that will allow the student to be more successful in the Professional Program (aka "Pro School”) the 3rd, 4th, and sometimes 5th years of our curricula. The academic focus of Pro School directly prepares students for a variety of technical career paths and real-world career applications. In addition, Pro School students now have access to Cooperative Education Internships. All of our students are encouraged, if not required, to have at least 6 months of pertinent work experience in order to earn one of our degrees. Pro School students are required to have at least 6 months of pertinent work experience, but are encouraged to participate in our new Cooperative Education (Coop Ed) program in order to gain 12 months of intensive internship experience. The Coop Ed program is about mentored work experiences within partnering companies (public agencies, private industry, consulting, and not-for-profit) that provide real-world experiences that develop technical skills (such as GIS applications) and essential skills (such as a work ethic), and provide fast-track connections to employers. Each Coop Ed student will complete two 6-month internships during summer and fall terms of their junior and senior years— each student will likely extend their undergraduate degree for one or more terms as a result. However, the internship will undoubtedly be one of the most formative experiences in each student's undergraduate career. Oregon State University is one of only three universities in the United States to offer an undergraduate degree program in forest engineering,

and is the only university in the United States to offer an accredited dual degree in Forest EngineeringCivil Engineering. The BS degree in Forestry, Forest Engineering, and Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering are accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF), the largest professional society for foresters in the world. In addition, the BS degree in Forest Engineering and the BS double degree in Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.Forest Engineering Forest engineers are the technical backbone of all forest operations, providing the skills and knowledge required to implement complex forest and natural resource operations. This program emphasizes analytical skills required for evaluating engineering systems, integrating the mechanical and economic requirements of forest operations with the biological requirements of the forest and the need to protect soil and water resources. Students learn to plan and implement complex forestry and natural resource operations that help meet global demands for wood products while sustaining water, habitat, and other forest resources.

Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering The Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering five-year dual degree program results in a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Forest Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering, and is offered in cooperation with the School of Civil and Construction Engineering. This degree expands the career opportunities of graduates by allowing them to work in both rural and urban areas, and for a wide variety of employers. Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering students gain hands-on experience performing forest engineering and civil engineering tasks, and are able to work in both an outdoor and urban environment. Students are trained to perform forest engineering tasks such as designing and constructing roads, bridges, culverts and other structures; developing logging plans and adapting logging systems to achieve quality resource management; and designing forestry transportation systems and harvest units. Students are also trained to perform civil engineering tasks such as building roads, bridges, railways, tunnels, large buildings, and tall structures; designing

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Undergraduate Students water-treatment facilities to reduce water pollution and provide clean drinking water; building dams to provide a source of hydroelectric power; and designing functional and aesthetic bridges.

Forestry The Bachelor of Science in Forestry prepares graduates to actively plan, observe and manage for the health of the entire forest ecosystem. Professional foresters play a critical role in understanding and protecting multiple-use natural resources. The primary goals of a forester include managing natural resources for sustainable timber harvesting, and protecting forests for conservation and recreation purposes. The Forestry program currently offers three options of study for students to choose from: Forest Landscape Processes and Management, Forest Management, and Forest Operations Management.

Forestry, Forest Landscape Processes and Management Option Students in the Forest Landscape Processes and Management option focus on managing and actively planning for forest disturbance processes, such as wildfire, landslides, insects and disease. Students learn that disturbance processes are important considerations in any actively managed forest, regardless of the specific management objective. Students learn how to prevent or mitigate damage resulting from disturbances, or to use disturbance processes purposefully to achieve management objectives. These skills will be particularly important for managing forests at the landscape scale and in the face of uncertainty and rapid change including in climate or land use patterns. In forests managed primarily for wood production, where the predominant disturbance is harvest, “natural� disturbance may pose risk of damage to timber values and disturbance management is primarily preventative. Where management objectives include recreation, biodiversity, restoration to historical conditions, or other ecosystem services, these disturbances may have beneficial outcomes; hence, management may include use of disturbance as a management tool or simply as part of a renewal process in a resilient and diverse forested landscape. Graduates will have the knowledge and the skillset to incorporate natural processes, including disturbance, into active forest management planning.

To achieve program goals, the curriculum includes a traditional forestry foundation with courses in forest biology, economics, management and operations, and policy. Those who complete this program will be well prepared to continue on to graduate school in a variety of disciplines ranging from forestry to public or business administration.

Forestry, Management Option The Management option focuses on the biological and economic characteristics of forests and society. Students gain knowledge and experience in active forest management, including monitoring the health of forests and natural resources, maintaining species inventory, timber cruising, planning and executing harvesting operations, focusing on conservation and sustainability of natural resources such as wildlife, and protecting the forest from harmful weeds, insects, disease, erosion and fire.

Forestry, Operations Option The Operations option focuses on actively managing lands with economic efficiency and with evolving markets and policy to sustainably provide timber and fiber for the nation. Forest operations professionals fill vital roles as project managers for logging or silvicultural contracting service firms, as consultants, or as company or agency contract administrators that supervise a growing contracting work force. Students take coursework in surveying, harvesting processes, watershed management, operations analysis, economics, supply chain management, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS).

Renewable Materials A sustainable world requires greater use of green renewable materials and demands professionals who know how to efficiently produce, market and use these materials. The wood products industry continues to develop clean, responsible methods of production with less waste, even as demand for wood-based products increases. The Bachelor of Science in Renewable Materials (RM) is designed to teach students how to help the world replace oil-based and other non-renewable materials with plantbased renewable alternatives and shape the future of wood products design and manufacturing.

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Undergraduate Students The goal of the Renewable Materials program is to provide students with a specialized knowledge and broad skillset emphasizing the science and technology concerning plant-based renewable materials. Wood, bamboo, straw and many other plant-based materials can be used to provide housing, consumer products, energy and other benefits for society. Doing so efficiently and sustainably is at the core of this program.

The Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources is available through both campus-based and Ecampus formats. Our Ecampus program meets the needs of working adults, military members and students from all over the world. All classes are taught by Oregon State’s renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation in the natural resources and science fields.

Renewable Materials students have two options of study to choose from to focus their studies: Marketing & Management and Science & Engineering.

Recreation Resource Management

Science & Engineering Option The Science & Engineering (S&E) option focuses on science, technology and engineering, and enables students to solve problems, create efficiencies and promote intelligent use of renewable materials.

Marketing & Management Option The Marketing & Management (M&M) option focuses on the business and marketing side of renewable materials and prepares students to help organizations solve problems, discover consumer desires for new product features, and develop new international markets for existing products.

Natural Resources As the global population continues to increase, sustainable use of our world’s natural resources is imperative. The Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources (NR) provides students with a working knowledge of a broad span of natural resources, their diversity and interdependence, and the critical relationships between humans and their environment. Students interested in an interdisciplinary approach to resource management and a career dealing with land use, water resources, environmental policy, forests, arid land ecology, natural resource education and related endeavors may find that this program fits their career and life goals. The program is very flexible and allows students to combine multiple areas of interest into one major. There are 18 pre-approved specialty options (areas of focus) for students to choose from to focus their studies and make them more marketable in a specific area of natural resources.

The Bachelor of Science in Recreation Resource Management (RRM) prepares students for careers in the planning, management and overall sustainability of unique recreation resources. Recreation resource professionals are in demand and have a variety of career opportunities in parks, recreation and other government agencies, as well as tourism and recreation businesses. The program educates students on policy, economics, interpretation, management, and preservation aspects of recreation resources within every type of ecosystem— forest, desert, coastal, tundra, etc. Not only do students gain a strong science and natural resources foundation, but they also study the social science aspect of forestry and learn to effectively communicate with others. The focus on conservation and sustainability allows graduates to ensure that our recreation resources retain their magnificence for years to come.

Tourism and Outdoor Leadership Natural resources are increasingly recognized for their potential to contribute to personal well-being through outdoor recreation, and to provide business opportunities in tourism and outdoor leadership. The Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Outdoor Leadership (TOL) provides students with the skills to develop and manage tourism and outdoor programs or enterprises. The goal of TOL is to give students the conceptual and applied skills to provide high quality visitor experiences and sustain the natural resources where these experiences occur for future generations. The program teaches students, practitioners, and others to excel in the fields of tourism, commercial recreation, and outdoor education. Offered exclusively at Oregon State University — Cascades in Bend, the program takes advantage of its location, with the mountains of the Cascade Range, the Deschutes River and the virtually unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation in Central Oregon.

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Undergraduate Students Advising and Success Initiatives The College of Forestry remains committed to enhancing student success and retention through professional academic advising. The retirement of long-time academic advisor Connie Patterson presented an opportunity to restructure advising our large Natural Resources program. Terina McLachlain was promoted to Natural Resources Program Coordinator, and provides leadership in services to those students. FTE was secured to hire an additional professional advisor for Natural Resources, and Autumn Granger joined the College in June 2014. These adjustments allowed the College to sustain its low advisor to student ratio—a factor critical to student success and retention.

Nicole Kent

Head Advisor Manager of Undergraduate Curricula and Advising BM (2000) Willamette University MEd (2004) Oregon State University

Clay Torset

Head Advisor (retired) BS (1981) Oregon State University MBA (1991) Oregon State University

Brantley Blair

Sandy Jameson

Autumn Granger

David Smith

Laurie Holst

Terina McLachlain

Dianna McGinnis

Pat Kennedy

Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Natural Resources Program BS (1999) University of Mary Hardin BS (2010) Oregon State University

Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Natural Resources Program - Corvallis campus and eCampus BS (1999) University of Oregon MS (2003) Oregon State University

Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Natural Resources and Recreation Resource Management BS (1989) Oregon State University MEd (1991) Oregon State University

Natural Resources - Cascades campus Tourism and Outdoor Leadership BA (1999) Southern Oregon University MS (2007) Portland State University

Forestry—options (Forest Management, Forest Operations, Forest Landscape Processes and Management, Forest Engineering, Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering, Forest Operations Management, Forest Management BS (1979) Oregon State University

Renewable Materials, Undergraduate Advisor and Lecturer BS (1973) University of Washington MS (1979) University of Washington

Natural Resources Program Manager/ Academic Advisor BFA (1984) Minneapolis College of Art and Design MEd (2010) Oregon State University

Natural Resources, Eastern Oregon University BA (1975) Colorado College MS (1980) University of Idaho PhD (1991) Utah State University

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Undergraduate Students

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, by Thomas Clark (FE)

Achievements and Awards There are a number of outstanding students within the College of Forestry. One such individual is Emily Day, a junior in Natural Resources and a 2013-2014 Ambassador for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources. Emily served as an official representative for the College of Forestry through the Ambassador program, and has been actively involved in recruitment, donor and alumni events and activities. Emily participated in the Women Returning to Higher Education (WORTHE) program, and gained hands-on work experience through a summer position as a Habitat and Range Ecology Technician for the Eastern Oregon Agriculture Research Center. Emily joined the University Honors College and received the Druscilla Shepard Smith Scholastic Award for her sustained 4.0 GPA. In addition, she was recognized for her academic excellence and superior extracurricular achievements with an honorable mention for the Clara H. Waldo and E.A. Cummings Outstanding Student Award. The College of Forestry recognized the following students, staff, and alumni for their outstanding achievements at the annual Awards Ceremony in May of 2013 and 2014.

Kelly Axe Award 2013: Avery Kool (RRM) 2014: Joel Zeni (FE) Harold Bowerman Leadership Award 2013: Will Hollamon (WST) 2014: Joel Zeni (FE) Paul and Neva Dunn Outstanding Senior Award 2013: Jake Thompson (FOM) 2014: Chet Miller (FE) Photo of the Year 2013: Trinity Alps Wilderness, Dorian Alexanderson (FERM) 2014: Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Dorian Alexanderson (FERM) Outstanding Students Forest Engineering 2013: Bryan Feger 2014: Chet Miller Forest Management 2013: Todd Bertwell 2014: Jeremiah Moore Forest Operations Management 2013: Jake Thompson Natural Resources 2013: Sally Murray Christensen 2014: Max Blasdel

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Recreation Resource Management 2013 Sarah Lynch 2014 Carrie Black Renewable Materials 2014 Camille Moyers Tourism and Outdoor Leadership 2013 Alex Scagliotti 2014 Kacy Epplett Wood Science and Technology 2013 Ben Sundberg Outstanding Alumni 2013: Mary Erickson '86 (MS) Dave Coates '88 (MS) Larry Ilcewicz '84 (PhD) 2014: Hank Margolis ’85 (PhD) Paul Harlan ’84 (FE) Travis Snapp ’09 (WST)

Outstanding Facullty and Staff Aufderheide Award for Excellence in Teaching 2013: Kevin Boston (FERM) 2014: Jim Kiser (FERM) Xi Sigma Pi /Julie Kliewer Award for Excellence in Mentoring 2013: Laurie Holst (FES) 2014: Banks Blair (FES)


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Scholarships Each year, the College of Forestry awards more than $500,000 in scholarships. These scholarships are made possible through generous gifts by alumni and friends. Robert Aufderheide Memorial Scholarship Jacob Brint Autzen Foundation Scholarship Kenneth Dryden-Meirstin Thomas Barocan Scholarship Fund Autumn Metz Louis and Alice Blaser Humboldt Area Foundation Scholarship Ethan Luckens Markus Warwick Dave and Connie Bowden Forest Engineering Scholarship Chet Miller George W. Brown Scholarship Jeremy Lewis Michael V. and Barbara K. "Kaye" Brown Scholarship Anna Grabhorn Rex Brown Memorial Scholarship Bryan Gregor

Campbell Group Scholarship Stephen Huff Gordon G. Carlson Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship Fund Tiffany Netz George M. Cornwall Scholarship Matthew Hunt

Forestry Legacy Scholarship Eric Nygren Anya Hall James Boulger Nikki Parry Jessica Zibnack Max Haney Kristen Tolle Jeffrey Traver Gina Vanderbush Joseph Inskeep Max Blasdel Lucia Hadella Joel Zeni

John Crumb Memorial Scholarship Lucia Hadella

Forestry Natural Resources Program Scholarship Max Blasdel

Harold A. Dahl Memorial Scholarship Herman Flamenco

Forestry Open Pathways Scholarship Carson Galbreath Tyler Mesberg

John W. DeMuth Jr. Forestry Scholarship Emily Day Kylee McCoy Priscilla Macy Gordon and Priscilla E. Duncan Scholarship Daniel Hammer Aaron Likens Autumn Metz Forestry Alumni Scholarship Thomas Bain

Harold "Bud" Freres Scholarship Hannah Scrocca Colin Shackelford Eldon Frink Memorial Scholarship Ian Bulen Helen and Charles Fulton Memorial Scholarship Ashley Flint Max Haney

Dan and Marilyn Graham Forest Engineering Scholarship Shane Prohaska Alessandra Hossley Jay B. Hann Jr. Scholarship Lucia Hadella Floyd Hart Memorial Scholarship Ashley Flint Larry Hoffman Scholarship Fund in Wildfire and Ecosystem Health Steven Huff Autumn Metz Lance and Patricia Hollister Scholarship Taysie Savage Dorothy D. Hoener Memorial Scholarship Timothy Martin Joel Zeni Shane Prohaska Allen Stevens Chet Miller Tiffany Netz Derek Gourley Ellen Mering Devin Stuart Allessandra Hossley Diana Avila Anna Stewart Jeremiah Moore

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Undergraduate Students Alkire Scantlebury Endowed Scholarship

Sub-Scaler Scholarship

Burton E. and Mary Jane Jeppesen Scholarship

B.D. Mitchell and H.R. Blacketor Memorial Scholarship

Matthew Hunt

Kolton Mahr

Francis G. Jepson Memorial Scholarship

Shelby Coshow Nicholas Bechtoldt Tyler Hamilton Randal Seaton

Decker McElroy Maxwell Haney Lucia Hadella

John and Elizabeth Morrison Scholarship

James Boulger Emily Day Bradon Zgraggen

Hunter Goguen Richard Cissna Katherine Nichols Landon Fischer Alex Van Loo

Harold Scritsmier Memorial Scholarship

Bart A. Thielges Memorial Scholarship

Eric Nyhus

Lucia Hadella

Vance P. and Dorothy D. Shugart Scholarship

Glenn and Josephine Thompson Scholarship

Timothy Messner Jordan Vesper Rachel Krager Brandon White

Isaac Soper Jessica Greer Carole Holmson Melanie Brown Bruce Moffatt Michael Schweitzer

Michael Johnson Scholarship Evan Brown

Robin Wortman Tyler Hamilton

Rob Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Oregon Society of American Foresters Foundation Scholarship

Alex Van Loo

Erik Neilson

Lois and Dick Kearns Scholarship

Oregon Forest Industries Council Scholarship

Joseph Inskeep James Boulger Jeffrey Traver Devin Stuart

Christopher Farm James Kirkpatrick Bradon Hendrix Patrick Meyers Vincent Ferguson

Robert and Ruth Keniston Memorial Scholarship Anna Grabhorn Sam Konnie Family Scholarship Eric Nygren Erik Neilson James T. Krygier Memorial Scholarship Carole Holmson George Robert Leavengood Scholarship Carrie Black Alexander Pancoast Ashley Flint Charles Lord Forestry Scholarship Max Blasdel Francis R. McCabe Memorial Scholarship Loren Farque Timothy Martin

Oregon Small Woodlands Assocation Scholarship Derek Gourley Matthew Hunt Robert E. and Edward F. Peterson Forestry Scholarship Eric Nygren Portland Hoo Hoo Club Scholarship Caleb Gee Albert Powers Sr. Memorial Scholarship Andrew Johnson W.R. "Casey" Randall Memorial Scholarship

Schutz Family Education Fund "Forestry Ambassadors" Scholarship

Durward F. "Ben" Slater Memorial Scholarship Eric Nyhus C. Wylie Smith III Memorial Scholarship Chet Miller Kristina Hossley

Lucia Hadella

Catherine Cox Merriam Memorial Scholarship

Janet K. Ayer Sachet Memorial Scholarship

Anna Grabhorn

Camille Moyers

John W. Warjone Forestry Scholarship Kayla Naas

Maya Li Giddings Camille Moyers Diana Avila Claire Cvitanovich Anna Stewart Ellen Mering Mychal Westendorf Preston Green Deveron Gordon Jennifer Knoellinger Jasmine Adams Michael Schweitzer

Robert E. and Hedy M. Snow Education Fund Scholarship Kyle Robbins Caleb Gee Markus Warwick Margaret O. Starker Memorial Scholarship

T.J and Margaret O. Starker Memorial Scholarship

Shelby Coshow

Robin Wortman

Camille Moyers

Clarence W. Richen Memorial Scholarship N. Stewart Rogers Forestry Scholarship

Wakefield Family Scholarship

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation Scholarship

Jeremiah Moore Herman Flamenco

W.F. McCulloch Memorial Scholarship

Eula M. Ten Eyck Memorial Scholarship

John R. Snellstrom Memorial Scholarship

Todd Josi

Larence Martin

Kayla Naas

Caleb Gee Herman Flamenco Walter Starr III Forestry Scholarship Taysie Savage Joseph Strehle Scholarship Timothy Messner

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Willamette Industries Legacy Scholarship Kolton Mahr Brayden Moore John E. Wylie Memorial Scholarship Joseph Inskeep


Undergraduate Students

Commencement June 2013 and 2014 — Degrees Conferred Honors Bachelor of Science Jake Ralls Thompson, 2013

Forest Operations Management

Benjamin Scherf Gardner, 2014 Renewable Materials Benjamin Jacob Sundberg, 2014 Wood Science and Technology*

Bachelor of Science Forest Engineering 2013 Andrew Warren Bartoldus* Grant H Dixon Joshua Wayne Fowler Darrell Bert Lowe Aldo Roberto Nava Loyan Wong Roylance * cum laude † magna cum laude ‡ summa cum laude

Colton L Smith Matthew F Smith Kyle John Wagner Joseph Loren Waters* 2014 Weston Lee Addington Andrew Jay Herigstad Timothy J Martin* Chet Patrick Miller‡ Jessica Dawn Morgan Erik James Neilson† Eric Gary Nyhus Kyle Dean Parrish Karl Wayne Smith David John Steinke

Forest Management 2013 Elijah John Allensworth* Gary A Batliner Jr Todd D Bertwell† Caleb Brown Ben Joseph Burns Joseph Clayton Buttice

Tucker Jase Christensen Kevin Matthew Coffman Shane Jerold Dillavou Augustus Frederick Gaviglio Lucas David Glick Jacob Daniel Hilger* Tasha Livingstone Tyler Britt Madison Nicholas Paul Maslen Jack Mc Millan Jeremy J Neal Christopher Allen Nelson Christopher Mark Ottoboni Benjamin Ross Pearson Brennan James Pettibone Jeremy John Porter Timothy David Smith Thomas Edward Stoneberg Heath William Webb Michael Jon Winter Garrett Justin Yarbrough* 2014 Lysbeth Anne Ackerman* Kenton Beal Burns Kevin Michael Carlsen

Corey Andrew Copeland Chase Douglas Duncan Patrick William Duyck Ashley Kristen Flint Zachary Philip Gagnon Sarah Jane Gillis Derek Michael Frank Gourley* Anna Lucinda Grabhorn* Brandon Thomas Hendrix* Zachary Alan Hittner Steven E Huff† Andrew Mark Johnson† Jesse A Kennedy Brian Franklin Myrick Lewis Jeremy Harland Lewis Tasha Livingstone* Ethan Abraham Luckens Paul J Meyers* Spencer Mitchell Jeremiah Lowell Moore‡ Mackenzie Lane Smith Wyatt Taylor Erik John Vermaas Alex Stephen Wickham James Woodside

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Undergraduate Students Forest Operations Management 2013 Brady Nguyen Do Richard Scott Gabriel Lucas Christopher Green Jake S Mote Peter Joseph Ninteman Paul Walter Odomirok Riley Knight Stephenson Jake Ralls Thompson† Samuel Joseph Waibel 2014 Jason Wayne Ancell Travis Scott Bower Leif Brantner John William Choate Dylan Todd Eason Travis Charles Emerling Maxwell Haney Aaron Dean Hutchinson

Forest/Civil Engineering 2013 Laura Marie Bond Bryan Lee Feger* Thomas Andrew Lord† Brandon Austin Mahon 2014 Joshua Ryan Beattie Shane Robert Prohaska‡ Alex Z Van Loo Joel Alexander Zeni*

Natural Resources 2013 Dorian Lee Alexanderson† Rachel Suzanne Armstrong Gail Lyn Arnn* Ann Elizabeth Bacon Austin Judd Booth Elizabeth A Boyd Michael Glen Boyd Dianna Joy Brainard Nathan Gregory Breece* Julia Bristow† Amy Lynn Bueno‡ Michael Drew Buhaly Michael James Burgett

Wesley Allen Burton Rachel A Calmer Kelley Scarlett Canales Jonathan Carlson‡ Amy Frances Cauthon Ashley N Clark Patrick Rio Cousineau* Haley Cox* Renae Flynn Cox Marijka D Cunningham Amanda Rose Dalrymple Jess James Davies Andrew Michael DelGreco‡ Elizabeth Donkor David McCall Dowds Garrett Lawrence Duyck† Merry Nelson Evitts Laura Lee Galloway* Yvette M Gibson Colin Joseph Gilbert Ryan Alexander Gould Mary Margaret Grant‡ Esther Groves* Georgia Kay Hall Rebekah Jonel Hardin Amy Louise Hensley Alex Holt Christopher Prentice Howard Greg Lynn Jacobs* Christopher Stephen Jeffrey* Shana M Joy† Nancy G Kastner Logan Mitchell Kellow Renea Irenne Kennec* Zachary Peter Krick Denise Renee Laliberte Demetri Yainnis Lazarides Richard Lear‡ Kimberly Ann Leuthold Alden A Lorimor‡ Jessie Kay Mahannah* Stephanie Ann Mason Jennifer Lynn Massie Brandon Nicholas McEwen Ryan McCrone Brealan Francis Bark Mosieur James Logan Mueller Shanti Joy Murphy‡

Sally Marlene Murray‡ Jenna Narducci† Jon David Nelson‡ Ronald Scott Nieman‡ Krystle Odell Adam Ondi Christopher Mark Ottoboni Riley Danice Peck Alexandra Taglier Pederson* Yanira Y Pineda Angela Solomon Pollock† William Ryan Rogers Kristen E Rupp† Clayton R Sampson† Wilfred Joseph Sando Jr. Michael Star Sannes† Brian Martin Schiffer‡ Holly Nicole Schnabel Joshua David Schubert Casey W Schuder† Anna Seltzer Melissa Elena Sherman Sara Antonia Smaha† Amy Swinford Mark Weber Taylor Trevor Carl Thompson Christopher Cody Thomson Kaden William Titus* Amy Ann Van Donk Keith Waldron Aaron Richard Waltz Robert Bernard Weber Thomas Edward White Jeremy Red Star Wolf Sarah Mae Wolf‡ 2014 Candace Young Baker‡ Christopher A Barksdale Samuel Kelly Barrett Rob Charles Beamer Timothy Franklin Ola Bemrose Jakob Joseph Berger† Alexandre Trerice Bernucci Ethan Michael Beyer Jennifer Lee Binks* Max Arlen Blasdel‡ Joshua Matthew Briggs Andrew Charles Clarkson Aimee Baxter Corbett Frank Dickson

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Thomas Louis Digiovannangelo Patrick William Donaldson Lacie Ann Eastlick Colleen Suzanne Emery* Francine Elizabeth Faria Gordon Hunter Fenn Joshua Luke Fisher David Todd Fletcher Ryan Michael Foster Theresa Elizabeth Gubser Joshua Ryan Henesy Felix Hernandez III Anna Dawn Hjelmstad* Matthew James Hunt* Gregory S Johnston StaceyJustesen† Jerri L Kelly Tyson Micah Klein* Anna-Michelle Shanti Kriens Erin Kuwano Kyle David Lawrence Shannan Anne Lerch Nathan Daniel Lou Brooke Marie Luchau William Edward Maas Joseph Daniel Madden Kevin Allyn Maker Adrienne Karinne Marble Robert J Martin Kati Alana Masuo* Shawn Stephen Maurer Hayley Dee McClure Jeffrey John Merrill Kazuya Miyashita Bruce L Moffatt Rebecca Lynn Nelson Karin Lynn Nembach Jonas J Norkunas Jennifer Lynn Ortega Brandell Marie Patterson Sabrina Marie Perez Ellen M Pesek* Allen Carl Pfeiffer Adam John Pino Jessica Meryn Priest† Kyle Joseph Prinster Justin Proffer† Joshua Lynn Raines Jacob Thomas Rasmussen Jan Michael Macaraeg Reyes†


Undergraduate Students Brandon James Roskamp Matthew Evan Sanchez Molly A Saranpaa Griff Glenn Schireman* Tyson Schoepflin† Zacharias Levi Schreiner Michael Dennis Shaw Warren D Snyder Andrew James Sommerville Megan Stump‡ Elizabeth Marie Theriault† Jay M Torland Bobbie Kasey Trotter* Olga von Ehrenstein Robert Allen Walters‡ Tyler Gregory Ward Jerod Randall Warnock Tyler WilliamWatson Kimberly Ann Wesseler† Marcus Gaylord Wharry* Jessica Rose Whitacre Justin Andrew White† Scott David Wickham Abby Ann Wicks Amy Dyan Wilkinson Kirsten Hillary Williams* Amy Katherine Willmont Margie Kim Wilson* Deborah Joann Wood ShyAnne Rose Woods Joshua Joseph Yanni

Jessica Rae Zibnack Christopher D Zinszer

Recreation Resource Management 2013 Kayla Alderson David Keegan Campbell Emily Rose Christensen Alyssa R Cone* Kyla Rae Davis Andrew John Dirks Taylor ChristianEastburn Charles Jacques Findeisen Christopher M Graffeo Genevieve Lynn Harman Austin W Hawes Michael Thomas Highfield Avery Clare Kool* Sara Jane Lynch‡ Amanda Monique Mendez Jeremy Tyler Mitchell Jessica Elizabeth Norman* Melanie Elizabeth Paulson Garrett George Waymen Shephard Nicholas Cody Van Tassel 2014 Carrie Renita Chandra Black† Shelby Monica Coshow Travis Rea Gabriel Christopher Sean Gillespie

Kathryn Ann Landels Elizabeth Ann Martin Tracy Rose Mezger Justin Bruce Paulsen Todd AndrewRichards Conor Thomas Roark

Renewable Materials 2013 Josef Coffman Brady Anders Long Dallas Wiley Reid Tanner Richard Young 2014 Fletcher Collin Baird Nicholas Anton Bechtoldt Ryan William Lile Kyla Ream Jeffrey Scott Traver

Tourism and Outdoor Leadership 2013 Louie Vincent Buckles Andrew Vincent Canfield Cameron Hunter Childress Seth Walker Gehman Christopher Lynn Haindel Chad Harris Alexandra Robyn Hutto Elyse Michele Lynch*

Danyel S Mezzanatto Kirsten Molan† Wendy Diane Noble Tyler Cleve Perry Aubrey L Pulford Adrian Roberts-Dearing Eric S Sanders* Alex Joseph Scagliotti† Lea N Stoker Brian C Storey Katie Jean Sweet Hank A Therien Patrick Alan Turley 2014 Sarah Nichole Alex Kelsey Renee Anderson Jeff M Blaylock Hailie Christine Childress Ashley Elizabeth Donohue Kacey Lee Epplett† Brooklynn Rae Griffith* Kacy Charles Hjeresen Thomas Jeffrey Kessler* William Daniel Kujawa Victoria E Odinet

Wood Science and Technology 2013 Tyler Aaron Fairbank

Near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, by Jessica Morgan (FE)

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Graduate Students

At Inyo National Forest, California, by Valerie Byxbe (NR)

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Graduate Students John Bliss

Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs BA (1973) University of Wisconsin-Madison MS (1979) University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD (1988) University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate Programs The College of Forestry at Oregon State University enjoys a century-long reputation as a leader in forestry research, teaching, and extended education. Currently the College has about 190 graduate students, including approximately 35 international students from all over the world. The College offers graduate degrees in four distinct areas, administered by three separate departments. About 75 faculty members teach at the graduate level, and the College employs more than 300 faculty, staff, and support personnel. In addition, we manage about 14,000 acres of College Forests, most of it within minutes of campus.

Forest Ecosystems and Society (MF, MS, PhD) The Forest Ecosystems and Society graduate program combines a strong social science faculty with a strong biological and ecological science faculty, providing an unusual opportunity to focus on the interface of social science and ecology. The FES graduate program provides specific disciplinary opportunities in both ecological and social sciences in the natural resource setting, but also strives to develop interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. Our program objective is to develop interdisciplinary thinkers, highly capable scientists, and natural resource leaders who are prepared to solve complex socioecological problems. The students will be able to identify and contribute to collaborative solutions in ecology and natural resources-related social science. The FES department is home to an unusually diverse body of faculty whose research extends from plant genetics to the social impacts of tourism.

Sustainable Forest Management (MF, MS, PhD) The Sustainable Forest Management graduate program emphasizes the conservation of forest-dominated landscapes to meet a defined set of ecological, economic and social criteria over long time frames. The program follows the sustainable principles outlined by the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators. These principles have been

Helene SerewiĹ›

Graduate Programs Manager BA (1984) California State University–Fullerton M Ed (2012) Oregon State University

adopted by the state of Oregon. This program provides a strong grounding in the principles and techniques of active management of forests to improve forest health and condition while producing a full range of products and ecosystems services. It consists of a common core in the principles and criteria of sustainable forest management; statistics for design and interpretation of experiments; and specialization in one of six areas of concentration.

Wood Science and Engineering (MS, PhD) The Wood Science and Engineering graduate program offers degrees that are closely integrated with faculty research programs and allow students to tailor their program around a wood science foundation. This program is highly interdisciplinary; many students also pursue dual graduate degrees in science and engineering disciplines such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, or forest science. The demand for the energy and thousands of consumer and industrial products made from wood and other renewable materials is growing, especially as society becomes more aware of sustainability and green issues. To meet the global challenges of the 21st Century we must be more innovative in making, marketing, and using products from renewable resources while minimizing environmental impacts. We need to learn more about complex renewable materials like wood and dream of new ways that they can help us in the future. The Wood Science and Engineering graduate program is designed for the future scientists, technologists, and businesspersons who will meet these challenges.

Master of Natural Resources (MNR) The MNR degree is an interdisciplinary degree program taught entirely online through Oregon State University Extended Campus. It is a professional degree offered as a non-thesis option only, similar to the Master of Business Administration or Master of Forestry.

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Graduate Students

Willamette National Forest, by Jonathan Batchelor (FES)

Graduate Fellowships Lu Alexander Graduate Fellowship - Forest Mensuration and Biometrics Elijah Allensworth

ARCS Foundation Chelsey Batavia Logan Berner

John Lind Ching Memorial Fellowship Mark Jang

John Crumb Memorial Fellowship Elijah Allensworth

"Henry" Hai-Loong Fang and Ta-yun Wuu Scholarship Matthew Schwarzkopf Donald Ulrich

Forestry Graduate Fellowship

Mary McDonald Fellowship

Hal Salwasser Fellowship

Danielle Nelson Chad Gilbreath Elspeth Gustavson Mark Jang Rebecca Miller Joshua Petit Donald Ulrich

Tenaya Jackman Danielle Marias

Tyson Bertone-Riggs

Walt A. Gruetter Fellowship Elspeth Gustavson

Hayes Silviculture Fellowship Taylor Fjeran Emily Platt

Dorothy D. Hoener Memorial Fellowship Jonathan Burnett Chris Dunn Shawn Freitas

Arnold and Vera Meier Fellowship

Jack and Lila Saubert Fellowship Fund

Michael Hall Joshua Petit

Joseph Hulbert Kelly Kerr Rebecca Miller

Alfred W. Moltke Scholarship

Schutz Family Fellowship

Joseph Hulbert Trent Seager Alyson Wade Jared Christian Joshua Petit

H. Greeley Beck Logan Bernart Tyson Bertone-Riggs Joseph Hulbert David Mildrexler Daniel Soto Trent Seager

Warren R. Randall Memorial Forestry Fund Fellowship

Dick Waring Fellowship in Forest Ecology

Rebecca Miller Alyson Wade

Logan Berner Kelly Kerr

Kurt Jon Peterson Fellowship

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Graduate Students Enrollment and Graduation Trends We welcomed 12 new PhD 28 MS, 1 MF, and 25 MNR (online) students July 2013 through summer 2014. During the same period, 54 master's students and 9 doctoral students earned their degrees.

Enrollment: 178 degree-seeking students* enrolled Fall 2013 PhD MS MNR MF Total

Female 22 32 24 2 80

Male 36 39 20 2 97

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Total 58 71 45 4 178

*Not including certificate; 48% female masters; 40% female doctoral.

Includes certificate students.

Graduate Degrees Conferred, 2013-2014 Todd C McDonnell, PhD in Forest Ecosystems and Society

William Kirkham, PhD in Wood Science and Civil Engineering

Meidan Bu, PhD in Applied Economics

Yohan Lee, PhD in Forest Resources

Kate Lajtha Spatial and temporal effects of atmospheric deposition, climate, and land management on forest nutrient cycling and biodiversity http://hdl.handle.net/1957/49183 Randall S. Rosenberger and Heidi J. Albers Spatial heterogeneity, meta-analysis and spatial dependence: three essays on environmental valuation and spatial land management decisions http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40657

Emily Comfort, PhD in Forest Resources

John D. Bailey and Matthew G. Betts Trade-offs between management for fire risk reduction and northern spotted owl habitat protection in the dry conifer forests of southern Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/45116

Jane L. Harrison, PhD in Forest Resources

Claire A. Montgomery The impact of social capital on well-being in rural communities http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44864

Rakesh Gupta and Thomas H. Miller Examination of lateral stiffness and strength of pitched residential roof diaphragms with implications for seismic design http://hdl.handle.net/1957/43090 Heidi J. Albers Initial attack fire suppression, spatial resource allocation, and fire prevention policy in California, the United States, and the Republic of Korea http://hdl.handle.net/1957/35917

Susan Kay MorrĂŠ, PhD in Forest Ecosystems and Society

Brenda C. McComb Connecting local values and forest policy to the international forest sustainability dialogue http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50263

Luke Pangle, PhD in Water Resources Science

Jeffrey J. McDonnell Ecohydrological mediation of water budget partitioning and time scales of subsurface flow in a seasonally semi-arid grassland http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41763

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Graduate Students Luke E. Painter, PhD in Forest Resources

William J. Ripple Trophic cascades and large mammals in the Yellowstone ecosystem http://hdl.handle.net/1957/39456

Jesse Loren Paris, PhD in Wood Science and Materials Science

Ariadne DeMarco, MS in Sustainable Forest Management

David C. Shaw Pine butterfly (Neophasia menapia) outbreak in the Malheur National Forest, Blue Mountains, Oregon: examining patterns of defoliation http://hdl.handle.net/1957/47380

Frederick A. Kamke Wood-adhesive bondline analyses with micro x-ray computed tomography http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46442

Austin De Witt, MF in Forest Engineering

Wendy Peterman, PhD in Forest Engineering

Paul D. Ries and Lisa Ganio Managing our urban forest: what do officials and managers think and need? A case study from the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area http://hdl.handle.net/1957/49771

Richard H. Waring and Paul W. Adams Using soil data to enhance modeling of forest responses to climate change http://hdl.handle.net/1957/49907

Emily Platt, PhD in Forest Resources

John D. Bailey Managing for landscape resilience in the frequent-fire forests of central Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/51761

Matthew John Schwarzkopf, PhD in Wood Science and Materials Science Lech Muszynski Characterization of load transfer in wood-based composites http://hdl.handle.net/1957/51765

Kenton Alldritt, MS in Wood Science and Civil Engineering

Arijit Sinha and Thomas H. Miller Designing a strand orientation pattern for improved shear properties of oriented strand board http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40153

Michelle Christine Agne, MS in Sustainable Forest Management

Kevin Boston

Abbey Driscoll, MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society

Kate C Fickas, MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society

Warren B. Cohen Landsat-based monitoring of annual wetland change in the main-stem Willamette River floodplain of Oregon, USA from 1972 to 2012 http://hdl.handle.net/1957/47340

Benjamin Ryan Flint, MS in Forest Engineering

Loren D. Kellogg Analysis and operational considerations of biomass extraction on steep terrain in western Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44614

Stacey Sargent Frederick, MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society

Christine S. Olsen Public perceptions of smoke from wildfire, prescribed fire, and fire use http://hdl.handle.net/1957/45044

Chad Gilbreath, MF in Sustainable Forest Management

John Sessions Fuel consumption factors for log truck transportation in Southeast Alaska

David C. Shaw Influence of dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum) on stand structure, canopy fuels, and fire behavior in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) forests 21-28 years post-mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) epidemic in central Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/43064

Katherine E. Halstead, MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society

Theresa Ramona Arechiga, MS in Forest Resources*

Dalton Hance, MS in Forest Science

John D. Bailey Forest structure and composition changes in a tropical montane cloud forest surrounding an illegal village in Bale Mountains National Park: anthropogenic disturbance along forest resource trails and implications for conservation and management http://hdl.handle.net/1957/45232

Storm Joseph Carney Beck, MS in Sustainable Forest Management and Civil Engineering

Matt Betts A 'bird's eye view': using a species-centered approach to examine patterns and drivers of avian species richness in the Rogue Basin, Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/43265 Lisa Ganio and Kelly M. Burnett Basin-scale variation in the spatial pattern of fall movement of juvenile coho salmon in the West Fork Smith River, Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/37207

(Matthew) Chili Hunt, MF in Forest Resources John D. Bailey and Edward C. Jensen

David King, MS in Wood Science and Civil Engineering

John Sessions and Katharine M. Hunter-Zaworski The use of LiDAR to identify forest transportation networks http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46926

Jeff Morrell and Arijit Sinha Moisture effects on properties of wood-composite assemblies http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46949

Jared Christian, MF in Sustainable Forest Management

Anthonie Kramer, MS in Wood Science and Civil Engineering

John Sessions Oregon Department of Forestry Logging Cost Update

Arijit Sinha Cross-laminated timber engineering: improvement and application http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46846

Julie Larson, MS in Environmental Sciences *Note: Arechiga was the first Peace Corps Master’s International program graduate in the College of Forestry and at Oregon State University.

Paul Doescher and Jeremy J. James Integrating functional trait frameworks into restoration: the role of seed and seedling traits in recruitment success http://hdl.handle.net/1957/42881

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Graduate Students Robert Francis Lefebvre, MS in Forest Resources

Robin Rose The combined effects of vegetation control and seedling size class on Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) seedling productivity on a site in Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/45254

Julie L. Maenhout, MS in Forest Science

Jimmy D. Taylor Beaver ecology in Bridge Creek, a tributary to the John Day River http://hdl.handle.net/1957/43256

Carolin Maier, MS in Forest Resources

Bruce Shindler Building social capital through community-agency collaboration: a survey of residents in northeast Washington http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29106

Margaret Massie, MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society

Anita Morzillo Assessment of the vulnerability of Oregon and Washington's natural areas to climate change http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48994

Brian Malone, MS in Wood Science and Civil Engineering

Rakesh Gupta Light-frame versus timber frame: a study in quantifying the difference http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40309

Rebecca H. Miller, MS in Water Resources Engineering

Arne E. Skaugset Influence of log truck traffic and road hydrology on sediment yield in western Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/49899

Wesley Mouw, MS in Forest Resources

Mark Needham Encounters, Norms, Crowding, Management, and Behavioral Responses of Visitors at Coastal State Parks in Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/39209

Bethany L. MunĚƒoz, MS in Forest Resources John D. Bailey

Influence of silvicultural treatments, overstory, and understory vegetation on quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) regeneration in southeastern Idaho http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40134

Meagan L Nuss, MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society

John C Bliss The "great hope": bioenergy in eastern Oregon and its implications for dry forest restoration http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46832

Hazel L. Owens, MS in Water Resources Science

Arne E. Skaugset Relationships between stream discharge and cutthroat trout abundance at multiple scales in managed headwater basins of western Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40179

Ricardo Antonio Pavez, MS in Sustainable Forest Management

John Sessions An optimization model to allocate forestry incentives funds in teak plantations of the southern-coastal region of Guatemala http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50152

Elizabeth E. Perry, MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society

Mark Needham Perceptions of protection: coastal resident cognitions concerning new marine reserves in Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/39382

Brian R. Pickard, MS in Forest Resources

Thomas Maness and K. Norman Johnson Keying forest stream protection to aquatic ecosystem values in multiownership watersheds http://hdl.handle.net/1957/37902

Susanne Ranseen, MA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Forest Ecosystems and Society, Sustainable Forest Management, and History

Mark Harmon The Schultz Fire: an interdisciplinary perspective on its history, management, and ecological effects http://hdl.handle.net/1957/37621

Nicole Suzanne Rogers, MS in Sustainable Forest Management

Douglas A. Maguire Estimation of leaf area index and simulation of evapotranspiration for intensively managed Douglas-fir forests http://hdl.handle.net/1957/43237

Nizam Ahmmed Salim, MS in Wood Science

Eric Hansen Feasibility of exporting plywood to United Arab Emirates http://hdl.handle.net/1957/49153

Michael Adam Shettles, MS in Sustainable Forest Management

Temesgen Hailemariam Error propagation in estimating aboveground biomass using terrestrial LiDAR http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50749

Oguz Urhan, MS in Forest Science

Glenn Howe Early genetic selection for wood stiffness in juvenile Douglas-fir and western hemlock http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40124

Thomas D Stokely, MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society

Matthew G. Betts and Joan C. Hagar Interactive effects of silvicultural herbicides and cervid herbivory on early seral plant communities of the northern Oregon Coast Range http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50309

Kevin C Vogler, MS in Forest Resrouces

John Bailey Sustainable biomass supply from fuel reduction treatments: a biomass assessment of federally owned land in eastern Oregon http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50307

Yili Wu, MS in Wood Science and Chemical Engineering Kaichang Li and Willie E. Rochefort Pressure sensitive adhesives based on oleic acid http://hdl.handle.net/1957/45237

Min Ye, MS in Wood Science

Jeff Morrell Effects of best management practices on copper migration from Douglas-fir lumber treated with ACZA, CA or ACQ http://hdl.handle.net/1957/43422

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International Programs

John Bliss, Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, led a group of Japanese and American students during a 4-week comparative study of rural resilience in both countries, exploring the challenges that rural communities face (natural resource stewardship, aging populations, maintaining cultural heritage) and the ways in which they address those issues. Shown on these two pages are photos from Northern Honshu island.

The 2014 year marked a change for the College of Forestry in terms of simultaneously broadening and deepening our international engagement. Following the appointment in 2013 of John Bliss as Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, Michele Justice joined the team as Director of International Programs for the college. The planning and program development undertaken in 2013-2014 lays the groundwork for strong growth in international engagement by CoF faculty and students in 2014-2015 and beyond. A key component of this planning is the development of our internationalization strategy focused on building significant, multi-faceted relationships with key countries on the Pacific Rim. These nations are our major trading partners; many of them have ecosystem similarities with the Pacific Northwest, which inform the challenges they face, and the way that we collectively meet those challenges. In areas such as sustainable forest management, forest health, diverse of use of natural resources, and the development of value-added

manufacturing from forest products, we seek to be in dialog with our global partners, as learners and teachers.

Investing in Internationalization Drawing upon the Dean’s Investment Fund, the College issued a request for proposals from faculty to integrate international learning components into graduate and undergraduate curriculum. Projects as diverse as the development of new short-term overseas programs and the enabling of Peace Corps Masters International mentors to participate in on site research with students were approved and are moving forward. Two WSE faculty members, Eric Hansen and Chris Knowles, took students to Scandinavia in 2013 to study the sustainable production of housing in Finland, Sweden and Denmark; they will lead a group to Alpine Europe in conjunction with Andreja Kutchar, faculty member at the Slovenian University of Primorska and her students in 2015. John Bliss, COF Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, teamed with OSU Associate Professor Kate Mactavish (Human Development and Family

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International Programs Michele Justice

International Programs Manager BA (1989) University of California-Davis MLitt (1993) University of Oxford

Sciences), and Yoshitaka Kumagai, Dean of International Collaboration at Akita International University in Japan, to lead a group of five Japanese and five US students in a comparative study of rural resilience in both countries. With support from the Japanese Ministry of Education, the group spent two weeks in Wallowa County, Eastern Oregon, and two weeks in Akita Prefecture, Northern Honshu island, exploring the challenges that rural communities face (natural resource stewardship, aging populations, maintaining cultural heritage) and the ways in which they address those issues. In line with our plan to strengthen our connections in the Pacific Rim, and given the broad similarities in climate and landform and existence of a vibrant forestry sector, the College has identified Chile as a first logical

focus for increased engagement. A history of CoF faculty collaboration with Chilean universities, agencies and forest product companies has enabled us to quickly begin developing a robust portfolio of faculty research and student internships and exchange opportunities. John Bliss, Michele Justice, and Laurence Schimleck, department head of Wood Science and Engineering completed a visit in May which has led to renewal of exchange relationships with the Universidad de Concepcion, and the Universidad Austral de Chile. Jessica Morgan, FERM, our first Chile intern, gained valuable experience at CMPC Mininco, a major forest producer, in Spring 2014. In coming years, the Chile Initiative will support student and community programs in Chile, faculty mobility, and development of opportunities for Chilean students and professionals to learn at Oregon State. The Dean’s Investment Fund was also utilized to support undergraduate and graduate students travel costs for study, intern, research and conference opportunities abroad. Applications opened in Spring 2014, and an increasing number of students are accessing these funds and broadening their horizons.

Akita International University Library, Japan

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International Programs

Study, internships, and research abroad A significant increase over the previous academic year, 25 undergraduates from the college went abroad in 2013-2014, studying in locations as diverse as Siena, Italy and Monteverde, Costa Rica. They built professional skills in internships in the forest sector (Mininco in Chile), conservation organizations (Highland Gibbon Sanctuary in Thailand), and ecological education (The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu, China). Graduate students conducted research and presented at conferences all over the globe. Having assessed our current strengths and needs in terms of student access to international experiences, we planned programs for summer 2014; new exchange

Namtok Pha Charoen National Park, Tak Province, Thailand, by Kyle Robbins (RRM)

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International Programs programs, internships and study opportunities were initiated, in conjunction with department goals, and in the case of FERM, with pro-school and Coop requirements. Wood Science and Engineering initiated an exchange relationship with the École Superièure du Bois, in Nantes, France. This is part of a four-year internationalization self-study completed by the department, to offer diverse international opportunities to their students. College faculty prepared to take students to learn about “Forest Resources Management in Spain” (Doug Maguire, FERM), and “Managing Forest Resources and Ecosystem Services in Queensland, Australia” (Laurence Schimleck and Jeff Morrell, WSE, Jo Tynon, FES). Ron Reuter, FES Cascades Campus, taught an online course “Issues in Natural Resources” which culminated with a week’s field study in Costa Rica over winter break. Continuing his engagement with Latin America, Ron also taught as part of the College of Agriculture’s program in Natural Resource Management in Chillan, Chile.

A number of internship placements were established, and in 2014-15, COF students will pursue international professional and personal development in countries such as Chile, Canada, the UK, Guatemala and Australia. The college is partnering with the forestry sector to identify key areas for development, in order to bring globally aware and interculturally competent graduates into the workforce.

Incoming International Students and Scholars Building on its reputation as a global leader in all aspects of Forestry, the College continued to welcome a diverse graduate and scholar population. Students from Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil joined colleagues from South Korea, China, Taiwan and many other countries around the globe. In all, 33 new international COF graduate students came from 17 countries. The college also hosted numerous international interns, through long-standing partnerships such as the Universidad de Valladolid in Spain and ENSTIB in France. International

Gathered beneath a large cork oak at Malpartida de Plasencia to learn about the unique history of agroforestry under the Dehesa system, by Ed Jensen (OSU)

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International Programs

WSE Professors Eric Hansen and Chris Knowles led a 16-day study abroad trip to Finland and Sweden for students from OSU Renewable Materials Program and UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts. The Board of Visitors generously helped support the interdisciplinary program, “Production of Housing in Scandinavia: Innovation, Conservation and Design with Natural Resources,” which examined the Scandinavian housing industry from multiple perspectives that address regional sustainability.

scholars continue to make a significant contribution to the vibrant learning environment of the College, whether they visit for a brief time, or remain for longer-term collaborations. COF students were active in the International Forestry Students’ Association, IFSA, attending the 40th International Forestry Students’ Symposium in Turkey. The College’s IFSA chapter is the first in the United States, and OSU students have taken on leadership roles in the organization. The coming year will be a year of significant development on the international front; in 201415, a number of initiatives started in the 13-14 year have begun to gather momentum. As of this writing, negotiations are underway for engagement between CoF faculty and counterparts in Chile, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Korea. Word of mouth and highly visible advertising campaign is growing demand among our students for international learning experiences. And development of

new graduate and undergraduate courses and curricula is being informed by a heightened recognition of the need to include global dimensions throughout the College’s educational offerings.

Students on the Scandinavia trip pose in front of the Vasa, a wooden Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628. somewhere foreign

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International Programs

Larry Giustina (General Partner, Giustina Land & Timber Co.), Francisco Vergara (Professor, University of the Bío Bío), and Thomas Maness (Dean, College of Forestry) tour a small private forest in Chile.

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Forest Ecosystems & Society Department Faculty and Staff Troy Hall

Badege Bishaw

Glenn Ahrens

Michael Bondi

Heidi Jo Albers

John Campbell

Matthew Betts

Janean Creighton

John Bliss

Emily Jane Davis

Department Head Wilderness management, environmental interpretation, communication theory, public understanding of science, research methods BA (1985) Pomona College MA (1990) Duke University PhD (1996) Oregon State University

Oregon City Instructor and Extension Agent-Clackamas, Marion, and Hood River Counties BS (1982) Humboldt State University MS (1990) Oregon State University

Professor Biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation, integrated bio-economic modeling of natural systems BS (1985) Duke University MES (1987) Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies PhD (1993) University of California-Berkeley

Associate Professor Forest wildlife landscape ecology BA (1992) Queen’s University BSc (1999) University of New Brunswick MS (1995) University of Waterloo PhD (2005) University of New Brunswick

Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs Private forest policy, forest-based rural development BA (1973) University of Wisconsin-Madison MS (1979) University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD (1988) University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Director, Master of Natural Resources and Sustainable Natural Resource Graduate Programs Agroforestry, social forestry, silviculture, international forestry BS (1979) Addis Ababa University MS (1985) Tech University of Dresden PhD (1993) Oregon State University

Oregon Extension Service Regional Administrator and Director of the North Willamette Agricultural Research and Extension Center BS (1973) Iowa State University MS (1977) University of Canterbury

Assistant Professor, Senior Research Disturbance ecology, forest succession, functional ecology BA (1991) Reed College MS (1997) University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD (2004) Oregon State University

Administrative Director, Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Associate Professor, and Extension Specialist-Human Dimensions and Natural Resources BA (1983) Cornish Institute of the Arts MS (1996) Washington State University PhD (2005) Washington State University

Assistant Professor and Extension SpecialistCollaborative Natural Resource Management BA (2005) McGill University MA (2007) University of British Columbia PhD (2011) University of British Columbia


Forest Ecosystems & Society Department

Paul Doescher

Professor Restoration Ecology BS (1975) University of Illinois MS (1977) University of Montana PhD (1983) Oregon State University

Keith Jayawickrama

Director, Northwest Tree Improvement Cooperative BS (1986) University of Colombo MS (1990) North Carolina State University MStat (1996) North Carolina University PhD (1996) North Carolina State University

Lisa Ganio

Edward C. Jensen

Amy Grotta

K. Norman Johnson

Mark Harmon

Olga Krankina

Glenn Howe

Barb Lachenbruch

Associate Professor Statistics, biometrics, study design, quantitative ecology BA (1982) Humboldt State University MS (1986) Oregon State University PhD (1989) Oregon State University

Assistant Professor and Extension AgentColumbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties BS (1992) University of California-Berkeley MS (2002) Oregon State University

Professor and Richardson Chair in Forest Science Forest ecology BS (1975) Amherst College MS (1980) University of Tennessee PhD (1986) Oregon State University

Associate Professor Forest genetics BS (1977) The Pennsylvania State University MS (1981) Michigan State University PhD (1991) Oregon State University

Professor of Forest Biology and Natural Resource Education Natural resource education, forest ecology BS (1973) University of Illinois MS (1976) University of Washington PhD (1989) Oregon State University

University Distinguished Professor Forest planning, harvest scheduling, public land forest policy BS (1965) University of California-Berkeley MS (1969) University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD (1973) Oregon State University

Associate Professor, Senior Research Forest Management, forest ecology MS (1980) St. Petersburg Forest Academy PhD (1986) St. Petersburg Forest Academy

Professor Ecophysiology, structure/function relationships in woody plants BA (1979) Swarthmore College MS (1982) University of Alaska, Fairbanks PhD (1990) Stanford University

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Forest Ecosystems & Society Department Beverly Law

Michael Nelson

Kreg Lindberg

Jason O’Brien

Daniel Luoma

Paul Oester

Brenda McComb

Klaus Puettmann

Anita Morzillo

Ron Reuter

Mark D. Needham

Paul Ries

Professor Global change biology and terrestrial systems science BS (1980) University of Florida PhD (1993) Oregon State University

Associate Professor Socio-economic aspects of natural resources, recreation, and tourism BA (1986) Dartmouth MA (1989) The Johns Hopkins University PhD (1995) Oregon State University

Assistant Professor, Senior Research Plant community and mycorrhiza Ecology BS (1978) University of Oregon MS (1987) Oregon State University PhD (1988) Oregon State University

Professor and Dean, Graduate School Landscape ecology, wildlife ecology BS (1974) University of Connecticut MS (1976) University of Connecticut PhD (1979) Louisiana State University System

Assistant Professor, Senior Research Human dimensions of wildlife and natural resources BS (1996) SUNY College at Plattsburgh MBA (1999) Saint John's University (NYC) MS (2001) Southern Illinois University PhD (2005) Michigan State University

Associate Professor and Gene D. Knudson Chair in Forestry Education, Director, Natural Resources, Tourism, and Recreation Studies Lab, Ed. Human Dimensions of Wildlife journal Recreation, tourism, and wildlife BA (1999) University of Victoria MA (2002) University of Victoria PhD (2006) Colorado State University

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Ruth H. Spaniol Chair of Renewable Resources and Lead Principal Investigator for the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Senior Fellow with the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word Environmental ethics and philosophy BA (1988) University of Wisconsin MA (1990)Michigan State University PhD (1998) Lancaster University Coordinator, Oregon Master Naturalist Program BS (1996) Iowa State University MS (2000) Iowa State University

Extension Agent-Union, Umatilla, and Wallowa Counties BS (1972) Oregon State University MS (1977) Oregon State University

Edmund Hayes Professor in Silviculture Alternatives Silviculture, forest ecology Diploma (1986) Albert-Ludwigs Universität PhD (1990) Oregon State University

Associate Professor Restoration ecology, pedology, wetland soils, landscape ecology BS (1992) Penn State University MS (1995) University of Idaho PhD (1999) University of Minnesota-Duluth

Director, Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry, Instructor, and Extension Specialist Urban and community forest management, green infrastructure BS (1983) The Ohio State University MS (1985) The Ohio State University


Forest Ecosystems & Society Department William J. Ripple

Steven H. Strauss

Randall S. Rosenberger

David P. Turner

Darrell W. Ross

Joanne F. Tynon

Mark Schulze

Nicole Strong

Bo Shelby

Brad Withrow-Robinson

University Distinguised Professor, Director, Trophic Cascades Program Wildlife habitat analysis, landscape ecology BS (1974) South Dakota State University MS (1978) University of Idaho PhD (1984) Oregon State University

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Environmental economics, benefit transfer BA (1988) Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania MA (1992) Colorado State University PhD (1996) Colorado State University

Professor Integrated Forest Protection BS (1981) Pennsylvania State University MS (1985) Oregon State University PhD (1990) University of Georgia

H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Director Assistant professor, senior research Tropical forest ecology and management, forest ecosystem and species response to climate variability and disturbance, phenology and trophic interactions BS (1992) Evergreen State College PhD (2003) Pennsylvania State University

Professor Sociology of natural resources BA (1970) University of Colorado MS (1973) University of Wisconsin PhD (1976) University of Colorado

University Distinguished Professor of Forest Biotechnology, Leopold Fellow Forest Genetics, Biotechnology BS (1978) Cornell University MFS (1980) Yale University PhD (1985) University of California-Berkeley

Professor, Senior Research Ecological Modeling BA (1975) University of Colorado, Denver MA (1978) University of Colorado, Boulder PhD (1984) Washington State University

Associate Professor Graduate Faculty Member, Environmental Sciences; Graduate Faculty Member, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Resource recreation and tourism AA (1979) Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ BS (1984) University of Idaho PhD (1994) University of Idaho

Coordinator, Master Woodland Manager Program and Women Owning Woodlands Network Forestry and natural resources BS (1997) Purdue University MS (2003) Penn State University

Associate Professor and Extension AgentBenton, Linn, and Polk Counties BS (1984) Oregon State University MS (1995) Oregon State University PHD (2000) Oregon State University

Chris Still

Assistant Professor Role of clouds in ecological structure and function of forests, global biogeography and biogeochemistry of C4 grasses, isotopic composition of atmospheric CO2 and linkages between carbon and water cycles BS (1993) Colorado State University PhD (2000) Stanford University 2000

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Forest Ecosystems & Society Department Senior Instructors Dawn Anzinger

Forest Resources BS (1999) Oregon State University MS (2002) Oregon State University

Michael Gassner

Outdoor recreation, outdoor adventure education, outdoor leadership BS (1985) Oregon State University MS (1998) Minnesota State University-Mankato PHD (2006) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Mark D. Reed

Educational technology, natural resource education, environmental interpretation and nature-based tourism MA (1987) California State University-Long Beach BA (1979) University of Oregon

Matthew J. Shinderman

William Jaeger

Extension Agriculture and Resource Policy, Water and Land Use BA (1976) Washington State University MA (1981) Stanford University PhD (1985) Stanford University

Leon Liegel

BS (1970) University of Wisconsin PhD (1981) North Carolina State University

Seema Mangla

BS (2003) University of Delhi MS (2005) University of Delhi PhD (2010) Oregon State University

Christine Olsen

Social aspects of forest and fire management BA (1999) University of Virginia MS (2003) Oregon State University PhD (2008) Oregon State University

Luke Painter

Natural resources BS (1995) James Madison University MS (1999) Utah State University

Fisheries and wildlife BA (1982) Rice University MS (2007) Evergreen State College

Instructors

Professor Emeritus Forest ecosystems PhD (1974) Montana State University

Badege Bishaw

Director, Master of Natural Resources; Sustainable Natural Resource Graduate Program Agroforestry, social forestry, silviculture, international forestry BS (1979) Addis Ababa University MS (1985) Tech University of Dresden PHD (1993) Oregon State University

Ken Diebel

BS (1984) Colorado State University MS (1986) Colorado State University PhD (1989) Virginia Tech

Kerry Grimm-Greenblatt

Human-environment interactions, natural resource dependent livelihoods BA (2000) Binghamton University MA (2004) University of Nevada PhD (2010) Oregon State University

Joe R. Kerkvliet

Natural resources and environment economics BA (1981) University of Montana PhD (1986) University of Wyoming

David A. Perry

Dave Stemper

Environmental interpretation, recreation planning and management, natural resource education BS (1988) University of Minnesota MS (1997) University of Minnesota

Jenna Tilt

Geosciences BS (1998) Utah State University MS (2001) University of Washington PhD (2007) University of Washington

Blaine Vogt

Land use, rural resource planning BS (1973) Oregon State University MA (1980) Oregon State University PhD (2002) Brandeis University

Research Associates Julie Burton*

Forest community and landscape ecology, silviculture, spatial analysis BA (2002) University of Wisconsin -Stevens Point MS (2004) University of Minnesota -Twin Cities PhD (2010) University of Wisconsin -Madison

Blair Csuti

Vertebrate systematics and natural history, wildlife habitat relationships, nature reserve selection and design BA (1967) California State University-Northridge MS (1969) California State University-Northridge PhD (1977) University of California-Berkeley

Dan Donato*

BS (1998) University of Washington PhD (2008) Oregon State University

Cristina Eisenberg

BFA (1989) California State University-Long Beach MA (2006) Prescott College PhD (2012) Oregon State University

Amy Klocko*

BS (2003) Linfield College PhD (2009) Washington University-St. Louis

Hyojung Kwon

BS (1994) Sejong University MS (1996) Yonsei University PhD (2005) University of California-Davis

Janet Ohmann

Forest community and landscape ecology, predictive vegetation mapping at regional scales BA (1979) Duke University MF (1980) Duke University PhD (1996) Oregon State University

Jim Rivers

Wildlife ecology BS (1997) University of Mass-Amherst MS (1999) Kansas State University PhD (2008) University of California-Santa Barbara

Andres Schmidt

BA (2002) University of Bochum MS (2006) University of Bochum PhD (2009) University of Munster

Kelly Vining

BA (1996) University of Southern Maine MS (1999) University of New Hampshire-Durham PhD (2007) University of New Hampshire-Durham

Jennifer Wright *

BS (2006) University of St Andrews MS (2007) University of Edinburgh PhD (2012) University of Edinburgh

Zhenlin Yang*

BS (2004) Nanjing University MS (2007) Chinese Academy of Sciences PhD (2012) Lund University

Zhiqiang Yang

BS (1994) Nankai University MS (1997) Chinese Academy of Sciences PhD (2004) Oregon State University

Terrance Ye

Northwest Tree Improvement Cooperative BA (1983) Nanjing Forestry University MS (1986) Nanjing Forestry University PhD (2003) University of Alberta

Harold Zald*

Forest ecology BS (1997) University of Michigan MS (2002) University of Michigan PhD (2010) Oregon State University

Christine Olsen

Instructor Social aspects of forest and fire management BA (1999) University of Virginia MS (2003) Oregon State University PhD (2008) Oregon State University

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* Research Associate (Post Doc)


Forest Ecosystems & Society Department Post-Doctoral Scholars

Thomas Edward Manning

MS (2007) University of Michigan PhD (2011) Oregon State University

Mammal population, community ecology BA (1982) California State University-Sacramento MS (1988) University of Minnesota-Duluth

Lissy Goralnik

Peder Nelson

Josh Baur

BA (1999) Stanford University MFA (2006) University of Idaho PhD (2011) Michigan State University

Adam Hadley

BSc (2003) University of New Brunswick MSc (2006) Universityersité Laval Québec PhD (2012) Oregon State University

Youngil Kim

BS (2004) Ajou University MS (2006) Seoul National University PhD (2011) McGill University

John Reid

BS (2006) University of South MA (2011) University of California PhD (2013) University of California

Heather Root

PhD (2011) Oregon State Unversity

Senior Faculty Research Assistants Andrew Bluhm

BS (1993) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities MS (1997) University of Georgia

Becky Grove Fasth

Decomposition processes BS (1991) University of Illinois

Matthew Jay Gregory

Regional-scale vegetation, mapping BA (1993) The Colorado College, MS (1999) Oregon State University

Chad Hanson

BS (2001) University of California-Santa Cruz MS (2008) University of California-Santa Cruz

Cathleen Ma

BS (1982) Northwest Agricultural College

BA (1999) Western State College Colorado MS (2006) Southern Oregon University

Keith Olsen

Maureen V. Duane

BS (1996) Mary Washington College MS (2002) Oregon State University

Joyce Eberhart

Ectomycorrhizae in forest ecosystems, edible mushroom and truffles, forest Phytophthoras BA (1978) University of Wisconsin BA (1994) University of Washington MF (2001) Duke University

Scott Kolpak

Robert J Pabst

Lauren Magalska

Forest ecology BS (1978) University of Minnesota MS (1983) University of Minnesota

William David Ritts

Geospatial programming, GIS BA (1990) Gannon University

Heather Roberts

BS (2001) University of Oregon

Ken Vance-Borland

Conservation biology BS (1993) Oregon State University MS (1999) Oregon State University

Thomas Whittier

Regional-scale ecological assessments BED (1972) Central Michigan University MS (1977) Central Michigan University

Forest genetics BS (1999) University of Oregon MS (2002) University of Oregon

Kylie Meyer

BS (2011) Oregon State University

Whitney Moore

MS (2012) Indiana University BS (2010) University of Kansas

Density management study BS (2000) Trevecca Nazarene University MS (2004) University of Montana

Kermit Cromack

Decomposition and nutrient cycling BA (1963) University of Texas MA (1967) University of Texas PhD (1973) University of Georgia

Bill Emmingham

Alissa Moses

David E. Hibbs

BA (1993) University of Minnesota MS (1996) Oregon State University

Ariel Muldoon

Fox Peterson

Erich (Kyle) Dodson

Forest tree physiology MS (1972) University of California-Irvine MS (1984) Oregon State University PhD (1992) Oregon State University

BS (1999) Oregon State University MF (2002) Oregon State University

Kori Ault

BA (1996) Bates College MS (2005) Oregon State University

Hydrologic effects, watershed processes, riparian areas, trophic cascades BS (1965) Colorado State University MS (1967) Utah State University PhD (1974) University of Arizona

Applied silviculture BS (1961) University of Idaho MS (1972) Oregon State University PhD (1974) Oregon State University

Brett Morrissette

Statistics BS (2007) New Mexico State University MS (2009) Oregon State University

Michelle Day

Forest genetics BS (1968) Humboldt State College MS (1970) North Carolina State University PhD (1974), University of California-Davis

Barbara Bond

Forest genetics, forest tree breeding, marker-assisted selection BS (2003) Colorado State University MS (2011) Oregon State University

Faculty Research Assistants Program Manager, Biotechnology BA (2007) Cornell College MS (2010) Central Washington University

Tom Adams

Robert Beschta

Erik Haunreiter

BS (1991) Oregon Institute of Technology BS (2009) Portland State University MS (2012) Portland State University

Professors Emeriti

BA (2006) University of Georgia MS (2010) Clemson University PhD (2012) Oregon State University

Vanessa Petro

Royal Jackson

International parks, naturebased tourism BA (1960) University of New Mexico MA (1965) Western New Mexico PhD (1971) University of New Mexico

Logan A. Norris

MS (2013) Oregon State University

Matt Trappe

Community ecology, silviculture BS (1972) Carleton College MS (1976) University of Massachusetts PhD (1978) University of Massachusetts, Amherst

BS (1987) ITT Technical Institute-Dayton MS (2001) Oregon State University PhD (2008) Oregon State University

Environmental chemistry BS (1960) Oregon State University MS (1964) Oregon State University PhD (1970) Oregon State University

David A. Perry

Forest ecosystems PhD (1974) Montana State University

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Forest Ecosystems & Society Department Bruce Shindler

Social aspects of natural resources BA (1968) California State University-Long Beach MS (1990) Oregon State University PhD (1993) Oregon State University

Viviane Simon-Brown

Human dimensions of natural resource sustainability BA (1974) Portland State University EMPA (1991) Lewis & Clark College

Phillip Sollins

Forest ecosystems, soils BA (1966)Swarthmore College MA (1970) University of North Carolina PhD (1972) University of Tennessee

Richard H. Waring

Physiological ecology BS (1957) University of Minnesota MS (1959) University of Minnesota PhD (1963) University of California-Berkeley

H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Lina DiGregorio

Frank Schnekenburger

Developer, Simulation Modeling BS (1983) Lakehead University MS (1988) Lakehead University BS (2003) Algoma University

LTER Coordinator BA Binghamton University MS 1998 Cornell University

Terry Cryer

Adam Kennedy

Thomas Abbott

HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Ecosystem Information Management Wireless Computing Group BS (2004) Portland State University MS (2006) Portland State University

John Moreau

HJ Andrews Experimental Forest BioScience Research Tech 3

Suzanne Remillard

Manager, Natural Resources Information BS (1988) University of Arizona MS (1999) Oregon State University

Samuel Schmieding

BA (1991) Arizona State MA (1995) Arizona State PhD (2002) Arizona State

Long-Term Ecological Research LTER)

Kathleen Turnley

Cooperative Chemical Analytical Lab (CCAL) Kathryn Motter

Manager, Institute for Water and Watersheds Collaboratory; Cooperative Chemical Analytical Lab BS (1986) Oregon State University

Laura Hartley Chemist

Cam Jones Chemist

The College of Forestry offers a Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry. The 18-credit online program helps students learn to effectively apply the principles of urban forestry, green infrastructure, planning, policy, management, and leadership to the management of urban forests and urban forestry programs, by Hannah O’Leary (OSU)

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Staff Jessica Bagley

Grad Program Coordinator

Misty Labahn

Office Manager

Amanda Landis

Program Assistant, Sustainable Natural Resources Certificate and Master of Natural Resources

Irene Schoppy

Webmaster, Newsletter Editor


Forest Ecosystems & Society Department Achievements and Plans New Appointment

„„ Dr. Anzinger developed the first fully on-line dendrology class in the nation.

„„ Dr. Troy Hall joined FES as Department Head in May, 2014. She is an internationally known conservation social scientist who holds degrees in Anthropology (Pomona College), Cultural Anthropology (Duke University) and Forest Resources (Oregon State University). She comes to OSU after 4 years in the Department of Forestry at Virginia Tech and then 14 years at the University of Idaho, where, most recently, she served as Head of the Department of Conservation Social Sciences. Troy has taught a diverse set of courses ranging from freshman-level Introduction to Natural Resources to graduate-level social theory. Her areas of emphasis include research methods, planning and management, science communication, environmental interpretation, and wilderness management. She is currently collaborating in novel efforts to train interdisciplinary scientists and conducts research on effective pedagogical techniques for graduate education.

„„ Though only in place for three years, under leadership from Dr. Bishaw, the MNR program (a fully on-line professional masters degree) has enrolled a cumulative total of more than 85 students, with more than 20 graduates.

Achievements in 2013-2014 „„ Under the direction of Dr. Doescher, the crosscampus, interdisciplinary BS program in Natural Resources continued to increase in enrollment, with a total of 778 students in summer, 2014 (135 at OSU Cascades, 210 at Corvallis, 429 Ecampus, and 4 at Eastern Oregon). „„ Dr. Reuter developed a new hybrid course in which students traveled to Costa Rica for 12 days to explore the intersections among tropical forests, land use, ecotourism, and local communities.

„„ Dr. Ries led a successful effort to develop a graduate certificate in Urban Forestry, which enrolled its first students in fall, 2014. „„ Dr. Ripple was recognized as an Oregon State University Distinguished Professor. „„ Dr. Albers served as Co-Editor of Environmental and Resource Economics. „„ Dr. Needham was Editor-in-Chief of Human Dimensions of Wildlife. „„ Dr. Betts was a member of the Executive Committee of the Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica. „„ As a Fulbright Fellow in Tanzania, Dr. Albers conducted fieldwork and discussed policy with managers concerning the broad issue of the relationships between poverty alleviation policy and forest/biodiversity conservation policy. „„ During her Fulbright fellowship in Europe, Dr. Lachenbruch explored issues surrounding climate change and plant biology, including the integration of physiological structures and processes that give plant traits adaptive value.

„„ Dr. Tynon co-led the development and inaugural offering of an interdisciplinary WSE/FES 6-credit study abroad class: Managing Forest Resources and Ecosystem Services in Australia.

„„ Dr. Turner spent five months at the Department of Earth and Ecosystems Sciences at Lund University (Sweden) as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, where he conducted research to parameterize and test a remote sensing based carbon cycle model at multiple boreal forest and arctic tundra sites. While there, he co-taught a graduate course on remote sensing and modeling.

„„ Dr. Betts’ NSF-funded research on hummingbirds engaged 8 schools and nearly 250 5th-grade students in monitoring hummingbird activity. Three school teachers traveled to Costa Rica to participate in research and develop collaborations with Costa Rican schools.

„„ Under the direction of Dr. Jensen, the Peavy Hall native plant garden and arboretum continued to increase in represented species diversity, with the installation of a native herb garden and several dozen shrub and tree plantings; nearly 200 native plants are now represented. The arboretum is regularly visited

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Forest Ecosystems & Society Department by groups from plant identification and horticulture classes, and community groups like the Sierra Club. „„ Drs. Betts, Lachenbruch, and Krankina served as review panel members for National Science Foundation proposals. „„ Dr. Howe reviewed proposals for the USDA AFRI Program on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture. „„ Dr. Law served on a review panel for NOAA’s Global Monitoring Division and was a reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 4th assessment report). „„ Dr. Morzillo reviewed proposals for EPA’s STAR Fellowship Program. „„ Dr. Strauss was a panelist/reviewer for Genome Canada’s Large Scale Applied Forest Genomics Research Projects. „„ Dr. Howe served as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the AdapTree Project (Canada). „„ Dr. Harmon served on the Board of the Northwest Science Association and was Chair of the Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting Committee. „„ Dr. Still organized a National Evolutionary Synthesis Center Working Group meeting in Durham, NC. „„ Dr. Puettmann participated in an international task force to evaluate current status and experiences with converting to “close-to-nature” forestry in the Danish State Forests. „„ Dr. Law was a lead author on the chapter on biogeochemistry in the US National Climate Assessment (NCA), which is an important resource for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. „„ With facilitation by Dr. Schulze, the HJ Andrews Forest hosted more than 80 research projects, with more than 120 researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates participating in LTER research. More than 1,500 people participated in classes, tours, and conferences at the Andrews Forest. „„ Dr. Creighton was a deputy to IUFRO’s Extension and Knowledge Exchange Working Party 9.01.03.

„„ Dr. Jayarickrama was the Deputy Coordinator for IUFRO Working Party 2.02.015—Breeding and genetic resources of Pacific Northwest conifers. „„ Dr. Krankina was an officer of IUFRO’s Working Party 8.01.05—Subalpine and Boreal Ecosystems. „„ Dr. Lachenbruch was the coordinator for IUFRO’s Working Party 5.01.08, Understanding Wood Variability. „„ Dr. Salwasser led the effort to draft the Roadmap for Natural Resources Research, Education and Outreach for APLU. „„ With leadership by FES faculty, including Drs. Creighton and Olsen, The Northwest Fire Science Consortium (NWFSC) continued to expand its reach throughout Washington and Oregon, and provided outreach to a variety of fire science users. „„ Dr. Eisenberg was selected to serve as a Research Associate for the Smithsonian Institute’s Conservation Biology Program. „„ Dr. Law briefed the US Senate on the effects of climate change and forest management strategies on carbon emissions in Oregon forests. „„ Dr. Johnson assisted the Oregon Congressional Delegation to incorporate principles of ecological forestry into forest legislation and testified before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources about ecological forestry. „„ Dr. Ganio advised the Oregon Department of Justice on statistical issues surrounding marbled murrelet monitoring. „„ Dr. Shelby continued his appointment by the US 9th Circuit Court as an expert advisor to the team developing the management plan for the Merced Wild and Scenic River in Yosemite National Park. Based on establishing user capacities, the new plan affects how tourism and recreation will be provided in Yosemite. Additionally the legal precedents of this case may impact more than 200 designated Wild and Scenic Rivers nationwide. „„ As a Leopold Fellow with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Dr. Law contributed to the Fellows’ responses to the California governor and to senators on expected climate impacts and possible responses.

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Forest Ecosystems & Society Department „„ Dr. Strauss received a significant grant from the USDA-DOE for genomic research on poplar. „„ As lead PI for the Andrews LTER, Dr. Nelson secured year 6 funding from NSF and led the successful effort to secure the seventh consecutive LTER grant. „„ Dr. Still obtained funding from NSF and NASA to study the biogeography and evolution of drought tolerance in grasses. Additional support from NSF allowed him to study thermal controls on ecosystem metabolism and function, which required the development of new technologies for taking realtime measurements of airborne and terrestrial gases. „„ Drs. Harmon and Pabst contributed to research that fundamentally altered understanding of carbon fixation in forests (“Rate of Tree Carbon Accumulation Increases Continuously with Tree Size,” Nature). „„ Dr. Albers was a Co-PI on a major grant from the NSF to an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists and natural resource economists who will develop and test computational tools for optimizing the management of ecosystems over large spatial and long temporal scales. „„ Dr. Yang received a large grant from the USDA Forest Service to support the nationwide Landscape Change Monitoring System, which uses remote sensing technology to map and monitor land cover and land use change across the United States. „„ Dr. Betts conducted research on the effects of forest fragmentation on hummingbird movement and community structure, identifying cascading consequences for pollination of a keystone herb. His work also showed that some bird species are resistant to intensive forest management, but others are negatively influenced. „„ Dr. Nelson’s work on the ethical underpinnings of conservation—from worldwide carnivore conservation to the U.S. Endangered Species Act— reached broad professional and public audiences (e.g., “What the inbred Scandinavian wolf population tells us about the nature of conservation,” PLoS One Biology and “Predator and Prey, a Delicate Dance,” New York Times). „„ Drs. Shindler and Olsen worked with a team of eight scientists representing five institutions in three countries on a project that examines trust in agency-

community relationships in the context of wildfire management. „„ Dr. Howe developed tens of thousands of genetic markers which are being used to enhance Douglasfir tree breeding for growth, wood properties, and biofuels. „„ Dr. Jayarickrama continued long-term research from large-scale genetic trials to identify and confirm growth superiority of improved seedlots for coastal Douglas-fir; establishment of seed orchards will ultimately help reforest thousands of acres per year in western Oregon. „„ Dr. Krankina’s work showed that, across the conterminous United States, high-biomass forest covers <3% of all forest land, with 57% of this area being in the PNW region. Her research tracked the loss of high-biomass forests in the region to fire and logging. „„ Dr. Luoma extracted DNA from soils to test for the presence of the fungus that produces highly valued matsutake mushrooms. This project will help understand the effects of forest thinning on nontimber forest resources. Dr. Luoma also began work to develop reliable techniques to monitor the European black truffle in orchards. „„ Dr. Puettmann co-led an effort to convene multiple experts from around the globe to suggest alternative approaches to silviculture. This effort culminated in an award-winning book, A Critique of Silviculture. „„ As part of his program on Trophic Cascades, Dr. Ripple led a project that discovered how wolves indirectly help grizzly bears by affecting elk numbers, the amount of elk browsing on shrubs, berry production from shrubs, and finally consumption of more berries by grizzlies. „„ Initial research by Dr. Puettmann shows how the adaptive capacity of forests can be quantified, and he developed an example to show how thinning treatments increase the likelihood that wildlife habitat characteristics (food sources) will be maintained under changing climatic conditions. „„ Dr. Strauss established a novel rapid flowering system to accelerate breeding and research in eucalypts, and published a major genomic study of the effects of in vitro regeneration on global DNA methylation in poplar, one the first and most comprehensive for all plants.

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Forest Ecosystems & Society Department Department Plans for 2014-2015 „„ The department experienced the departure and retirement of key faculty and is anticipating several upcoming retirements. Therefore, a high priority is to revisit and complete the departmental plan and establish priorities for new hires. We will recruit two new tenure-track faculty in 2014-15. „„ The department will effectively manage ongoing changes related to turnover in personnel, implementation of the new college-wide teaching policy, and adoption of a new college budget approach. „„ An important goal of the college and department is to increase undergraduate enrollments in classes and degree programs. To accomplish this we will participate actively in the transition of the BS Natural Resources program to new leadership when the current director retires; revitalize and offer more sections of core undergraduate courses, such as FES 240 (Forest Biology); revise the BS degree in Recreation Resource Management; and finalize the new FES undergraduate degree. „„ To increase enrollment and quality in FES graduate programs, we will complete the review and revision of our core curriculum, offerings, and learning outcomes. We will identify high-impact learning experiences and incorporate them into classes and extracurricular activities. „„ FES faculty will continue to provide guidance to the Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium,

with a goal of increasing participation by other universities. „„ We will review the recommendations of the MNR internal review to make necessary improvements, and we will complete development of the new Forests and Climate Change on-line graduate certificate. „„ To support development of both graduate and undergraduate programs, we are undertaking a large-scale market survey of prospective, current, and former students, as well as employers, to identify and prioritize skills, knowledge, and abilities our graduates must have to be successful. „„ We will continue to pursue research funding opportunities from diverse sources, including those that contribute to the interdisciplinary focus of the FES department. „„ FES faculty will be involved in development of the new Climate Science Hub. „„ FES faculty will continue to provide leadership in forest management through research and outreach activities of Cooperative units. „„ Through outreach events, social media, the department website, and meetings, we will increase visibility of FES with key constituencies in the Pacific Northwest. „„ FES will identify key programs or projects to highlight within the Institute for Working Forest Landscapes and participate in college IWFL activities.

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Alsea Falls State Park, Oregon, by Sandra Arbogast (OSU)

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Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Department Faculty and Staff Claire Montgomery

Kevin Bladon

Paul Adams

Kevin Boston

Alba Argerich

Steve Bowers

John Bailey

Woodam (Woody) Chung

Max Bennett

Tamara Cushing

Professor, IDepartment Head Natural resources, forest economics BA (1976) Portland State University BS (1984) Oregon State University MF (1986) University of Washington PhD (1990) University of Washington

Professor Water resources and watershed management, forest practices and policy BS (1975) University of Vermont MS (1978) University of Michigan PhD (1980) University of Michigan

Assistant Professor (Senior Research) Stream ecology, biogeochemistry, foreststream interactions BS (1988) Universitat de Girona MSci (2002) Universitat de Girona PhD (2010) Universitat de Barcelona

Associate Professor Silviculture, forest health, wildland fire BS (1983) Virginia Tech MF (1985) Virginia Tech PhD (1996) Oregon State University

Associate Professor, Extension AgentJackson and Josephine Counties Forest health, fire hazard reduction BS (1987) University of Oregon MS (1993) Oregon State University

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Assistant Professor Watershed hydrology and management, disturbance effects on water quantity and quality, aquatic ecology, hillslope runoff and biogeochemical processes, microclimate change and tree-water relations BSc (2002) University of Alberta PhD (2006) University of Alberta

Associate Professor Forest supply chain management, road design, biomass assessment BS (1984) Humboldt State University MF (1991) Oregon State University PhD (1996) Oregon State University Professional Engineer Registered Professional Forester

Associate Professor, Extension AgentDouglas County Log marketing and evaluation, timber measurements BS (1977) University of Oregon MS (1993) Oregon State University

Associate Professor and Steward Professor of Forest Operations Improving forest operations and management systems to better address environmental, economic and social needs BS (1993) Seoul National University MS (1995) Seoul National University PhD (2002) Oregon State University

Starker Assistant Professor in Private and Family Forestry and Extension SpecialistForest Economics, Management and Policy BS (1996) University of Florida MTX (1999) Mississippi State University MS (1999) Mississippi State University PhD (2006) University of Georgia


Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Department

Stephen "Fitz" Fitzgerald

James E. Johnson

Jeff Hatten

James Kiser

Thomas Hilker

Chal Landgren

Tristan Huff

Gregory Latta

Geoffrey Huntington

Ben Leshchinsky

Professor, Extension Silviculture Specialist, and Director, College Research Forests Silviculture, forest health, wildland fire AAS (1976) Holyoke Community College BS (1979) SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry MS (1983) University of Idaho

Assistant Professor Forest soils and nutrition BS (1999) Western Washington University PhD (2007) University of Washington

Assistant Professor Remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems BS (2000) University of Applied Sciences, GĂśttingen MS (2002) HfT Stuttgart PhD (2008) University of British Columbia

Assistant Professor, Extension Agent-Coos and Curry Counties Family-owned forest land, diverse management objectives, resources and constraints BS (2005), Oregon State University MS (2008), Oregon State University

Director, Strategic Initiatives /Senior Instructor Forest policy, natural resource law BS (1982) Michigan State University JD (1986) University of Oregon School of Law

Professor, Senior Associate Dean and Program Leader, Outreach and Engagement Forest management, international forestry, forest administration, Forestry Extension BS (1974) Colorado State University MS (1976) University of Maine PhD (1981) Virginia Tech

Instructor Surveying, photogrammetry residual stand damage BS (1982) Humboldt State University MS (1992) Oregon State University PhD (2009) Oregon State University

Professor, Extension Specialist Christmas tree specialist BS (1975) University of California-Berkeley MS (1977) Utah State University MBA (1989) Portland State University

Assistant Professor (Senior Research) Forest sector market modeling, climate and bioenergy policy BA (1992), University of California-Santa Barbara MS (1992), Oregon State University PhD (2013), Norwegian University of Life Science

Assistant Professor Geotechnical engineering BS (2007) University of Delaware MS (2008) Columbia University Mphil (2010) Columbia University PhD (2012) Columbia University

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Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Department

Doug Maguire

A. Scott Reed

Thomas Maness

Robert Rose

Bob Parker

James Reeb

Matthew Powers

Catalina Segura

John Punches

John Sessions

Giustina Professor of Forest Management Director, Center for Intensive Planted-Forest Silviculture (CIPS) Silviculture, biometrics, modeling BS (1976) University of Maine MS (1979) Rutgers University MS (1986) Oregon State University PhD (1986) Oregon State University

Professor, and Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean of the College of Forestry Forest economics, energy and climate policies BS (1979) West Virginia University MS (1981) Virginia Tech PhD (1989) University of Washington

Associate Professor, Extension Agent-Baker and Grant Counties Forest soils, regeneration, harvesting measurements BS (1974) University of Idaho MS (2000) Oregon State University

Assistant Professor (Senior Research) Silviculture BS (2002) Ball State University MS (2005) Michigan Technological University PhD (2008) Michigan Technological University

Associate Professor, Regional Administrator, Division of Outreach and Engagement, Wood Quality Outreach and Extension Programs BS (1990) Michigan Technological University MS (1993) Virginia Tech

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Professor, Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement, Director, Extension Service Forest policy, economics, administration BS (1975) Michigan State University MS (1977) Michigan State University PhD (1987) University of Minnesota

Professor Forest regeneration, nursery management, international forestry BA (1968) University of Connecticut MS (1975) University of Vermont PhD (1980) North Carolina State University

Associate Professor, Extension AgentLincoln, Clatsop, and Tillamook Counties Forest products modeling, management of family forest Lands BS (1976) Oklahoma State University MS (1979) Oklahoma State University PhD (1991) Texas A&M University

Assistant Professor Hydrology, stream ecology, water resources fluvial geomorphology BS (1997) Universidad Distrital, Bogota MS (2003) University of Washington PhD (2008) University of Colorado

University Distinguished Professor/Strachan Chair of Forest Operations Management Professional Engineer Forest planning, transportation planning, biomass collection and transport BS (1966) University of California-Los Angeles MS (1968) California State University MS (1971) University of Washington PhD (1979) Oregon State University


Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Department

Hailemariam Temesgen

Eric White

Steven D. Tesch

Michael Wing

David Shaw

Jeffrey Wimer

Professor Forest biometrics and measurements BS (1986) Alemaya University of Agriculture MS (1992) Lakehead University PhD (1999) University of British Columbia

Professor, Director of Research, Associate Director of the Forest Research Laboratory Silviculture, research administration BS (1973) University of Montana MS (1975) University of Montana PhD (1981) University of Montana

Associate Professor, Extension Specialist Forest health BS (1977) Northern Arizona University MS (1982) Western Washington University PhD (1991) University of Washington

Assistant Professor (Senior research) Forest economics BS (1999) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale MS (2001) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale PhD (2005) Michigan State University

Assistant Professor Professional Engineer Professional Land Surveyor Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), remote sensing, GIS BS (1988) University of Oregon MS (1991) University of Oregon PhD (1998) Oregon State University

Student Logging Training Program Manager/ Senior Instructor Harvesting, worker safety BS (1983) Oregon State University

Arne Skaugset

Associate Professor Hydrology, forest roads, landslides BS (1977) Colorado State University MS (1980) Oregon State University BS (1992) Oregon State University PhD (1997) Oregon State University

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Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Department Research Associates (Post Doc)

Faculty Research Assistants

David Haim

Michelle Agne

Forest, climate change, and land use economics BA (2003) University of Haifa MA (2005) University of Haifa PhD (2011) Oregon State University

Hee Han

Forest health BS (2009) Western Washington University

Kristen Falk

BA (1999) Hartwick College

Forest management, spatial modeling (GIS) BS (2007) Seoul National University MS (2009) Seoul National University PhD (2014) Seoul National University

Rachel Houtman

Matthew Sloat

Hydrology BS (2001) Oregon State University

Fisheries, aquatic ecology BA (1996) University of Montana BS (1996) Univerisity of Montana MS (2001) Montana State University PhD (2013) Oregon State University

Rene Zamora

Poverty reduction through sustainable forest management biomass, renewable energy, forest supply chain BS (2003) Universidad del Valle de Guatemala MS (2006) Universidad Austral de Chile PhD (2013) Oregon State University

Senior Faculty Research Assistants Douglas Bateman

Fisheries BS (1986) Oregon State Univ MS (1998) Oregon State Univ

Elizabeth Cole

Professors Emeriti Darius Adams

Forest sector market modeling, forest policy BS (1966) Humboldt State University MS (1968) Yale University PhD (1972) University of California-Berkeley

James Boyle

Fire economics BA (2005) Earlham College MS (2011) Oregon State University

Forest soils BS (1962) Iowa State Univ MF (1963) Yale School of Forestry PhD (1967) Yale Univ

David Leer

George Brown

Gabriela Ritokova

BS (2003) University of California-Berkeley MS (2011) University of California-Davis

Amy Simmons

Hydrology BS (2000) Central Washington University MS (2003) Washington State University

Kevin Vogler

Wildland fire, GIS BS (2007) SUNY College at Oneonta MS (2014) Oregon State University

Dean and Professor Emeritus Hydrology BS (1960) Colorado State University MS (1962) Colorado State University PhD (1967) Oregon State University

Richard A. Fletcher

BS (1975) Oregon State University MBA (1977) Oregon State University

John Garland

Harvesting, worker safety BS (1970) Oregon State University MS (1972) University of Minnesota PhD (1990) Oregon State University

David Hann

Production economics, small timber harvesting systems BS (1974) Australian National University PhD (1987) Oregon State University

Mike Newton

Silviculture BS (1954) University of Vermont BS (1958) Oregon State University MS (1960) Oregon State University PhD (1964) Oregon State University

Marvin Pyles

Professional Engineer Forest engineering, forest roads, landslides BS (1973) Oregon State University MS (1975) Oregon State University PhD (1981) University of California -Berkeley

John Tappeiner

Silviculture BS (1957) University of California -Berkeley MS (1961) University of California -Berkeley PhD (1966) University of California -Berkeley

John Walstad

Fire, regeneration BS (1966) College of William and Mary MF (1968) Duke University PhD (1971) Cornell University

Forest modeling BS (1968) Oregon State University MS (1970) Oregon State University PhD (1978) University of Washington

Staff

Stephen Hobbs

Jeannette Harper

Silviculture BS (1981) Utah State Univ MS (1984) Oregon State Univ

Silviculture, administration BS (1983) Virginia Tech MS (1985) Virginia Tech PhD (1996) Oregon State University

Doug Mainwaring

Loren Kellogg

Forest Health BS (1990) University of Oregon BS (1996) Portland State University MS (2000) Oregon State University

Glen Murphy

Harvesting, forest health, young stand management, biomass collection/transport BS (1974) Humboldt State University MF (1976) Oregon State University PhD (1986) Oregon State University

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Chelsey Durling

Administrative Manager Office Specialist 2

Madison Miller

Office Specialist 2


Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Department Achievements and Plans New Appointments „„ Dr. Woodam Chung, associate professor and Stewart Professor in Forest Operations, joined us in June 2014 from the University of Montana. He will teach courses in forest operations analysis, optimization, and an integrative capstone course. He conducts research on forest operations planning, woody biomass feedstock production and logistics, fuel and weed treatments optimization. „„ Dr. Tamara Cushing, assistant professor and extension specialist in forest economics and Starker Chair in Private and Family Forestry, joined us in June 2014 from Clemson University. Dr. Cushing will teach forest economics courses in the professional forestry degree programs and develop an extension program in family and private forestry. Her research is on forest taxation, estate planning, and other elements of family and private forestry. „„ Dr. Catalina Segura, assistant professor in forest hydrology, joined us in December 2013 from North Carolina State University, where she was a postdoctoral scholar. She will teach courses in fluid mechanics, forest watershed processes, and geohydrology in support of our undergraduate professional forestry programs and graduate programs in Sustainable Forest Management and Water Resources. Her research focus is on the interactions between fluvial geomorphic, hydrologic, and ecological processes. „„ Dr. Alba Argerich joined us in winter 2014 as assistant professor senior research in forest hydrology after serving as a postdoctoral scholar in the FES department. She will conduct research on the Trask River paired watershed study. Her research focus is on effects of hydrology and morphology on stream function, forest-stream interactions, functional processes in stream ecosystems—nutrient cycling, respiration, and primary production and ecology of the hyporheic zone. „„ Dr. Greg Latta was appointed as assistant professor senior research in forest economics after serving

for many years as a faculty research assistant in the FERM department. He completed his PhD in Forest Economics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He will conduct a research program in development and application of regional and national models of timber and forest products markets to forest policy questions. „„ Dr. Matt Powers was appointed as assistant professor senior research in forest ecology and silviculture after joining us from Michigan Technological University, where he earned his PhD in forest tree physiology and stand dynamics. His research focus is on silviculture in a world of global change and shifting management objectives, forest vegetation dynamics, ecophysiology of different stand structures, and ecological forestry. „„ Dr. Matt Sloat was appointed in January 2014 as our first endowed Plum Creek Postdoctoral Fellow in Forest Watersheds and Water Science. He is examining the influence of contemporary forest harvest practices on stream salmonids as part of paired-watershed studies conducted by Watershed Research Cooperative. „„ Dr. Jim Kiser joined us in April 2013 as an instructor in our undergraduate professional forestry degree programs. Dr. Kiser taught the first official Forestry Field School at OSU in September 2013. He teaches courses in forest engineering, forest surveying, and route surveying. He developed and taught an online class in forest surveying for the first time in Spring 2014! He will assist in the development of additional online classes to support our efforts to increase access to our professional forestry and forest engineering degree programs for students in rural communities. „„ Sandy Jameson joined us in September 2013 as Advisor to undergraduate students in Forestry and Forest Engineering. She came to us from the Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering where she had served for many years as Head Advisor.

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Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Department Teaching and Student Engagement

Graduate Education

„„ The FERM Department is in the midst of a period of renewal. At the beginning of 2012, there were 14 tenured/tenure-track faculty: 9 full professors, 5 associate professors, and no assistant professors. We had unfilled faculty positions from previous retirements. Our numbers were low and we were having difficulty staffing core classes in the professional forestry and forest engineering curricula. Since then, there have been 6 more retirements, 1 departure, and 1 promotion out of FERM. Beginning in Spring 2012, we have been filling past vacancies and, with the support of the newly formed Forestry Education Council that advises OSU University President Ray on matters related to professional forestry education, we have been rebuilding our faculty.

„„ In Fall 2013, we had our first student complete an M.S. degree in our new Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) graduate program. Overall, FERM faculty supervised 65 graduate students in AY 13/14, 40 of whom were in the SFM program; 20 students successfully defended their PhD dissertation or master’s thesis. We have accepted and confirmed 18 new students for Fall 2014, 14 in the SFM program.

„„ We anticipate that by the end of FY 15, we will have fully rebounded to slightly more than when FERM became a department in 2009. We will have completely flipped the structure of the department from two-thirds full professors to two-thirds assistant professors. Almost 70% of the faculty will have been hired in the 3-year period 2012-2015. The figure below depicts the changing composition in numbers and FTE of the FERM tenured/tenuretrack faculty since its inception as a department in AY 08/09. Managing this change is the biggest challenge we face in FERM. We have achieved a lot in FY 14.

Professional Forestry Education „„ Academic year 2013/14 marked the first year of the Professional School in the B.S. Forestry and the B.S. Forest Engineering degrees. We admitted our first class of 9 Professional School juniors in Fall 2013. We placed the first students in our Cooperative Education Work program in June 2014. Jim Kiser taught the first official Forestry Field School, which was a great success. Students spent one week on the west side and one week on the east side of the Cascades to see two completely different forest ecosystems and the very different forms of forest management we practice in them. „„ We added the Forest Landscape Processes and Management option to the B.S. Forestry degree, completing the degree. This option will emphasize management of and for landscape-level disturbance processes such as wildland fire. „„ We worked with Southwest Oregon Community College (SWOCC) to develop articulation agreements for the first A.A. Forestry degree program that completely aligns with our preprofessional forestry program. Students who complete the SWOCC A.A. degree with a grade of C or better in all required classes will have met the admission requirements for our Forestry Professional School. „„ We implemented the Forest Harvesting Simulation Laboratory with the joint donation from Ponsse, a Finnish forest harvest machinery manufacturer, and Professor John Sessions to obtain a state-of-theart harvest simulator. The first class on harvesting methods, safety, and workforce using the simulator was taught Spring term 2014 by Senior Instructor Jeff Wimer, who also runs the OSU Student Logging Training Program.

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Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Department

Research „„ New grant awards to FERM faculty in FY 14 totaled $903,320, while incoming grant revenue to FERM faculty for all active grants totaled $2,268,251. In past years, we reported the latter number. FERM faculty submitted 43 proposals for a total of $21,821,293 in FY 14. A sample of some of the research conducted in FERM follows.

Wildland Fire, Forest Health, and Silviculture „„ Dr. John Bailey participated in six research projects on post-fire stand dynamics with and without salvage, interactions of landscape-scale fire behavior and historic insect activity, prescribed burning to control noxious invasive plants, incorporation of fire exclusion and future restoration efforts into couple humannatural systems modeling, and woody biomass supply from landscapes affected by wildland fire. „„ Dr. Dave Shaw conducts a forest health research program that is focused on forest pathology, especially Swiss needle cast of Douglas-fir, forest entomology, mistletoes, and interactions with biotic disturbance and fire. The Swiss Needle Cast Research Cooperative, under Dr. Shaw’s direction, is expanding its network of monitoring plots into northern California and western Washington.

Forest Watershed and Water Science „„ For the last decade, FERM forest hydrologists have conducted forest watersheds research under the auspices of the Forest Watersheds Research cooperative. Three paired watershed studies were established to examine the effects of current forest management practices on invertebrates, water quantity and quality, and fisheries. The first of the three studies, Hinkle Creek, is now complete and a major effort is underway to bring all the data together for analysis and dissemination of results in journal publications. The Hinkle Creek study has generated seven journal articles and nine theses to date. „„ The first Plum Creek Postdoctoral Fellow in Forest Watersheds and Water Science, Matt Sloat who joined FERM in January 2014, is focusing his efforts on analysis of data pertaining to impacts of forest management on salmonid fish species. Results from the first harvest entry in the Alsea watershed are also under analysis. Data collection in both Alsea and Trask watershed studies will be complete in 2017. A major challenge in the coming year will be to determine the structure and leadership of the Watershed Research Coop with Dr. Skaugset’s pending retirement in June 2015.

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Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Department „„ We have been investing in increasing forest hydrology research capacity in FERM in the last year or two. We hired two tenure-track assistant professors in forest hydrology, appointed one fixedterm research assistant professor, and hired the Plum Creek Postdoctoral Fellow in Forest Watersheds and Water Science. „„ In an effort to secure a solid and reliable base for forest watershed research, a team of FERM faculty developed a Policy Option Proposal for on-going water research to present to the Oregon State Legislature in the next biennium. Seven FERM faculty were involved in this collaborative effort.

Forest Harvesting „„ The new Forest Harvesting Simulation Lab provides an opportunity for FERM faculty to expand our efforts in the area of harvesting worker productivity and logging safety. A team of FERM faculty will work together collaboratively to meet a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health request for proposals for research on improving logger safety. The proposed research will examine strategies for replacing forest workers on steep slopes with tethered and non-tethered felling and forwarding equipment and combining mechanized felling with traditional cable yarding methods. The team effort will be modeled on the forest watershed team effort described above.

Biomass Utilization „„ FERM faculty are entering our fourth year of participation in the $40 million NARA Biomass to Energy project, funded by USDA-NIFA at Washington State University, to examine the feasibility of a biofuel industry in the PNW. At OSU, seven FERM faculty are actively involved in examining the feasibility of supplying woody biomass to a centrally located biofuel processing plant. „„ FERM faculty leveraged their participation in the NARA grant to collaborate with forest scientists at Humboldt University to secure a $7.1 million Biodiversity Research and Development that will support further research into the logistics of woody biomass supply to bioenergy and bioproducts industry. „„ Finally, FERM and WSE are partners in a Policy Option Package that is under development by Oregon Department of Forestry in support of biomass utilization in the state of Oregon. We will be able to contribute the benefit of five years of data collection and analysis on woody biomass supply, and the resulting new knowledge and expertise obtained by FERM faculty working on the NARA project. 

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Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Department Goals in 2014-2015 „„ Our most important goal for FY 2015 and subsequent years is to stabilize the FERM department and create the FERM of the future. We will begin by collectively defining collegiality for ourselves and by working together to make a cohesive working environment in which we support success for one another. We will fill over five currently vacant tenured/ tenure-track faculty positions: Forest Economics, Forest Management, Forest Regeneration and Vegetation Management Research Coop Director, Forest Harvesting, Forest Pathology (shared 50% with Botany and Plant Pathology in the College of Agriculture) and Forest Watershed Extension Specialist. „„ We will refine the new Professional School curriculum and accomplish remaining major course and program development tasks including ƒƒ Design and implement two-course capstone sequence for all Forestry and Forest Engineering majors. ƒƒ Merge two 3-credit forest operations planning courses into one 4-credit course. ƒƒ Develop and implement new course in Economics and Policy of Wildland Fire as a required course in the FLPM option. ƒƒ Develop and implement Forest Soils Lab to accompany Soil 205. ƒƒ Update Forest Regulations and Policy course, and Forest Regeneration (which will now be a required course for the Forest Operations option in the B.S. Forestry). ƒƒ Formalize the new Harvest Simulator course. ƒƒ Apply for Association of Fire Ecology certification for the FLPM option.

„„ Actively pursue undergraduate enrollment growth, SCH growth and number of graduates in our Forestry and Forest Engineering degree programs by ƒƒ Working with community colleges to align their A.A. Forestry programs with our preprofessional school program. ƒƒ Expanding enrollment in Introduction to Forestry and International Forestry. ƒƒ Developing and/or updating Ecampus courses in Forest Surveying, Forest Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, GIS and Forestry Applications, Forest Soils, and Introduction to Forestry to improve access to the B.S. Forestry degree program for community college students. „„ Renew ABET accreditation for our B.S. Forest Engineering and dual B.S. Forest Engineering / Civil Engineering degrees. OSU College of Forestry delivers the only ABET-accredited Forest Engineering degree program in the United States! „„ Actively pursue graduate enrollment growth by ƒƒ Supporting new faculty as they build their research programs and recruit graduate students. ƒƒ Building resources with which to support and attract high quality graduate students. ƒƒ Increasing offerings of stand-alone graduate courses. We added four new graduate courses in 2013/14 (Advanced Forest Nutrition, Forest Health and Protection, Geospatial Data Analysis with Matlab, and Watershed Impacts of Forest Management) and will add at least two more in FY 2015 (Geotechnical Engineering of Forest Roads and Silvicultural Influences on Forest Ecosystems).

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Wood Science & Engineering Department Faculty and Staff Laurence "Laurie" Schimleck

Chris Knowles

Rakesh Gupta

Scott Leavengood

Eric Hansen

Kaichang Li

Anndrea Hermann

Michael R. Milota

Frederick Kamke

Jeffrey J. Morrell

Professor and Department Head Development of new and innovative technologies for the measurement of wood properties BS (1993) University of Melbourne PhD (1997) University of Melbourne

Professor Timber mechanics, structural wood engineering, mechanical behavior and properties of wood BT (1982) G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology MS (1984) University of Manitoba PhD (1990) Cornell University

Professor Organizational innovation, environmental marketing, corporate responsibility, forest products marketing BS (1990) University of Idaho PhD (1994) Virginia Tech University

E-Campus Instructor Hemp fibre and seed agronomy, breeding, field trials, and crop THC sampling, sales, marketing, product development, regulatory affairs, certifications and licensing, hemp building applications, project analysis, bodycare, fashion, and food BGS (2002) Missouri Southern State University MS (2008) University of Manitoba

Professor and JELD-WEN Chair of Woodbased Composites Science Wood-based composite science, wood/ water relationships, heat and mass transfer BS (1979) University of Minnesota PhD (1983) Oregon State University

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Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Oregon Wood Innovation Center (OWIC) Forest products marketing, improving competitiveness of the Oregon forest products industry, innovation related resources for forest products industry BSF (2000) Stephen F. Austin State University MSF (2003) Stephen F. Austin State University PhD (2007) Oregon State University

Associate Professor and Director of the Oregon Wood Innovation Center (OWIC) Linking research and education with needs of Oregon wood products firms, assisting entrepreneurs with market assessments and product testing BS (1992) Colorado State University MS (1995) Oregon State University PhD (2011) Portland State University

Professor Formaldehyde-free and green wood adhesives from renewable materials, natural-fiber-reinforced polymer composites, wood and polymer chemistry BS (1984) South China University of Technology MS (1987) South China University of Technology PhD (1996) Virginia Tech

Professor Wood liquid relations, wood drying and physical properties, VOC emissions BS (1978) Iowa State University MS (1981) Oregon State University PhD (1984) Oregon State University

University Distinguished Professor Wood preservation and biodeterioration, pathology BS (1977) SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry MS (1979) Penn State University PhD (1986) SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry


Wood Science & Engineering Department

Lech MuszyĹ&#x201E;ski

John Simonsen

John Nairn

Arijit Sinha

Sara Robinson

David Smith

Associate Professor Bio-based composites, micromechanics, structure-properties relations in renewable materials, optical measurement techniques, advanced imaging, X-ray micro-tomography MS (1987) Agricultural University of Poznan PhD (1997) Agricultural University of Poznan

Professor and Richardson Chair in Wood Science and Forest Products Composites, nanocomposites, deformation and fracture of wood materials BA (1977) Dartmouth College PhD (1981) University of California-Berkeley

Assistant Professor Wood anatomy, spalting, wood aesthetics, applied wood mycology BS (2003) Northern Michigan University MS (2005) Michigan Technological University PhD (2010) Michigan Technological University

Professor Nanocellulose, biopolymers, composites BS (1969) University of Missouri PhD (1975) University of Colorado

Assistant Professor Green building materials, sustainable built environment, product development for efficient use of renewable materials, life cycle analysis BE (2003) Delhi College of Engineering MS (2007) Oregon State University PhD (2010) Oregon State University

Undergraduate Advisor and Lecturer Renewable materials manufacturing, bioenergy production BS (1973) University of Washington MS (1979) University of Washington

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Wood Science & Engineering Department Faculty Research Associates and Assistants

Professors Emeriti Terry Brown

Jed Cappellazzi

Faculty Research Assistant BS (2007) SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry MS (2014) Oregon State University

Extension education, total quality management (TQM), plywood manufacturing BS (1970) Colorado State University BS (1971) University of Utah PhD (1975) Colorado State University

Milo Clauson

Charles Brunner

Senior Faculty Research Assistant Engineering Lab Manager BA (1969) Eastern Oregon State College MS (1972) Oregon State University

Jian Huang

Faculty Research Assistant Wood chemistry BS (2002) Dalian University of Tech MS (2005) Dalian University of Tech MS (2007) Oregon State University

Matt Konkler

Faculty Research Assistant BS (2008) Muskingum College MS (2011) Wright State University

Anlong Li

Research Associate (Post-Doc) Wood chemistry BS (2002) Sun Yat-Sen University PhD (2007) Sun Yat-Sen University

Staff Angela Haney

Administrative Manager

Jessica King

Graduate Program Coordinator

Michelle Maller

Wood Magic Coordinator/ Undergraduate Secretary

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Wood processing, operations research, optical properties of wood BS (1968) Virginia Tech MBA (1979) Virginia Tech PhD (1984) Virginia Tech

Joe Karchesy

Natural products chemistry of polyphenols and sesquiterpenes, wood chemistry BS (1968) University of Washington MS (1970) University of Victoria PhD (1974) Oregon State University

Thomas McLain

Structural mechanical connections, wood mechanical properties BS (1969) Colorado State University MS (1973) Colorado State University PhD (1975) Colorado State University

Jim Wilson

Life cycle assessment of wood products, sustainability of wood products, manufacture and use of wood composites BS (1964) SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry PhD (1971) SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry


Wood Science & Engineering Department Achievements and Plans Teaching and Student Engagement „„ Several new course offerings have been developed recently by WSE faculty: ƒƒ "Renewable Materials in the Modern Age" is a studiobased course that teaches students macro/micro wood anatomy and anatomy of other natural fibers. The course was offered for the first time by Seri Robinson in the fall of 2013. ƒƒ Seri Robinson also taught a U-engage course in fall 2014 to freshman titled “Are you Wearing Mold?” ƒƒ In response to interest from RM students in wood machining, a sequence of three courses has been developed by Kent Davis. WSE 373 has already been offered to students twice and all will be offered in the coming year. ƒƒ "Bamboolooza: the Fascinating World of Bamboo" is a new E-campus course that has been developed by Ari Sinha and was offered for the first time in the winter of 2015. ƒƒ "Design of Wood Structures" is an E-campus course developed by Rakesh Gupta based on a WSE course he taught in the past. It will be offered for the first time in the Fall of 2015. ƒƒ The E-campus course, "Industrial Hemp", taught by Anndrea Hermann, was offered in all three terms in 2014. Just over 100 students took the course in its first full year. ƒƒ "Advanced Wood Design" was also developed by Ari Sinha and was offered for the first time in the spring of 2014. „„ WSE now has four courses that can be taken to satisfy Bacc core requirements: ƒƒ "Renewable Materials Technology and Utilization” in Physical Science. ƒƒ “Industrial Hemp" in Social Processes and Institutions and Western Culture. ƒƒ "Bamboolooza“ in Science, Technology, and Society. ƒƒ "Renewable Materials in the Modern Age" in Science, Technology, and Society. „„ WSE now has a number of study abroad options. Our Scandinavia study abroad course was offered for the third time by Eric Hansen and Chris Knowles in the summer of 2013. In the summer of 2014, Jeff Morrell, Laurie Schimleck, and Jo Tynon took students to

Queensland, Australia. Courses to Alpine Europe (Eric Hansen and Chris Knowles) and Peru (Seri Robinson) will occur in summer 2015. „„ Providing experiential learning opportunities to RM undergraduates continues to be a major focus of the department. In the past year WSE had over 30 students working on projects with faculty. Kent Davis has played an extremely important role in coordinating and assisting in these activities. „„ Another major effort continues to be working with industry to provide internship opportunities for RM students. Last summer WSE had approximately 30 students working at a number of companies, including Roseburg Forest Products, Hampton, Flakeboard, Weyerhaeuser, Sierra Pacific, Sierra Pine, Patrick Industries, KPFF Engineering, The Hardwood Center, and Timber Products. „„ WSE received USDA-NIFA funding to recruit seven undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds for the Renewable Materials program, with the aim of reducing the disparity among underrepresented and underserved populations entering our program and the workforce.

Research „„ Lech Muszyński, Ari Sinha, Rakesh Gupta and Andre Barbosa (College of Engineering) have received funding from USDA-NIFA and Oregon BEST (in collaboration with John Redfield of Riddle Laminators) to support cross laminated timber (CLT) research and commercialization efforts. „„ John Nairn, Fred Kamke, and Lech Muszyński also received USDA-NIFA support for their research of nonlinear micromechanics and failure analysis of wood adhesive bonds. „„ Kaichang Li's work with adhesives based on renewable materials continues: ƒƒ His group recently successfully commercialized their soy-MgO adhesive in production of plywood. ƒƒ A provisional patent application has been filed for a new, vegetable-oil-based, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) developed by his group. They are working with a company to commercialize the new adhesive technology.

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Wood Science & Engineering Department ƒƒ Dr. Li's group’s work on styrene-free unsaturated polyester resins has resulted in two provisional patent applications. This development is highly significant, as styrene is classified as a “reasonably anticipated human carcinogen”; hence, the new resins will greatly improve the working environment in production facilities and the use of fiberreinforced unsaturated composites. „„ John Simonsen has been involved in developing new products that have great potential for commercialization. ƒƒ Two provisional patent applications have been submitted on foodcoating technology (based on nanocellulose) and an agreement for intent to license food coating technology signed by a local company. ƒƒ In work funded by Oregon BEST, Dr. Simonsen has started a new project with industry partners to develop a new biocomposite that is non-GMO, organic, vegan and certified for food contact use. „„ Fred Kamke created a $850,000 test facility in the Green Building Materials Laboratory (at Oak Creek) for the evaluation of long-term durability of fullscale building assemblies. Murdock Foundation funding that was obtained in 2012 and College funds supported the facility. ƒƒ Dr. Kamke continues to seek partners for his patented process for wood densification (viscoelastic thermal compression wood). He met with representatives of an interested European company recently and they are evaluating the market potential of the product. „„ Ari Sinha’s work in long-term durability of wood composites has attracted considerable interest as manufacturers are keen on quantifying strength loss over time. It is expected that service life prediction models will be developed and that they will have significant potential in impacting the design of wood-based composites and construction schedules. ƒƒ Dr. Sinha’s lab has been testing tapered glulam utility poles made of Douglas-fir and southern pine. The results of the testing had significant impact on the way the poles were designed for a certain load classification. ƒƒ The research that Dr. Sinha is conducting with Jeff Morrell on the non-destructive evaluation of guard rails is ongoing. The evaluation of the mechanical properties of the wood components of guardrails, bridges, etc., will allow highway departments to continue to maintain the safety of the transportation infrastructure.

ƒƒ With a view to the use of renewable materials, Dr. Sinha has generated initial data for the use of bamboo and bamboo composites in structural applications. The trends look promising, and bamboo has potential to become a key material in structural application. „„ Seri Robinson's research has led to a number of collaborations across campus related to fungal pigments: ƒƒ Collaboration with Vincent Remcho in Chemistry on identifying the individual pigments released from the three fungi routinely used for color ƒƒ Collaboration with Benjamin Philmus (Pharmacy) on the potential anti-cancer, antibiotic, and other pharmacological uses of spalting fungi ƒƒ Continuing collaboration with Hsiou-Lien Chen (Design and the Human Environment) on the use of the fungal pigments to color textiles ƒƒ Continuing collaboration with Jeff Morrell on the UV absorption properties of the spalting fungal pigments. ƒƒ Dr. Robinson has signed a contract with Schiffer Publishing for a book on spalting, to be written with Prof. Hans Michaelsen, Fachhochschule Potsdam, Germany. „„ John Nairn has made many significant advances with his Material Point Method (MPM) software (wiki page: http://osupdocs.forestry.oregonstate.edu/index.php/). The greater visibility of his MPM software has led to several international contacts (Australia, Switzerland, Brazil, China). Several applications are being explored, including the following: ƒƒ Computer modeling coupled with realistic 3-D structures and mechanics experiments to give detailed insights into the stresses in wood-adhesive bonds ƒƒ Insights into the development of improved nanocomposites regarding fiber length and interfacial properties are being communicated to the nanocomposites field. ƒƒ Proposed new experimental method for characterizing crack propagation in wood has been applied to several different species. „„ Mike Milota and David Smith have been involved biomass utilization research. Dr. Milota’s research has involved measuring emissions from rotary driers and developing schedules for rapidly drying biomass, while Mr. Smith has sought to advance stakeholder understanding of its economic and practical potential for energy and co-products in Oregon.

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Wood Science & Engineering Department

OWIC — Oregon Wood Innovation Center The Oregon Wood Innovation Center continues to emphasize connections to assist Oregon wood products firms solve challenges and pursue new business opportunities. We work to connect industry personnel with our resources and technical information, help connect buyers and sellers of Oregon forest products, and enable industry professionals to network with one another. Perhaps the biggest step we made recently was refurbishing our wood shop to enhance our capabilities related to secondary/value-added machining. For example, we have a new planer, table saw, jointer, belt sander, and CNC router as well as new workbenches and power tools for modern joinery systems. The newand-improved shop was used for our pilot run of a new precision wood machining class for eight undergraduate students. These students now have the skills to assist us with projects for our industry clients.

Resources for Innovators „„ The first five publications in the Wood-based Entrepreneurs Toolkit series are now available: ƒƒ Starting a Business ƒƒ Strategic Marketing

ƒƒ Communicating Effectively with Your Customers ƒƒ Public Relations ƒƒ New Product Development „„ Two new Executive Innovation Briefs were developed this year: "Regain your Creative Confidence" and "Business Model Innovation."

Courses/Workshops „„ We offered several of our long-standing courses: ƒƒ How to Dry Lumber for Quality & Profit, Lumber QC/ Lumber Quality Leadership, the 5th annual Portland Wholesale Lumber Association Innovation Summit (photo to left), NAWLA Wood Basics Course, Wood Adhesion Short Course, and several newer courses ƒƒ OWIC Innovation Days ƒƒ Forest Products Management Development ƒƒ Quality Control in Wood Products Manufacturing ƒƒ Webinar: EPA Formaldehyde Regulations: An Overview ƒƒ Wood Composites Science Distance Education course—five modules are now available (Wood Structure, Wood & Water Relationships, Applied Statistics & Data Analysis, Wood Adhesion Science & Technology; and Strand-Based Composite Manufacturing)

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Wood Science & Engineering Department Contract Projects Numerous projects were conducted to help Oregon firms solve problems and explore new products and markets: „„ Wood movement (e.g., shrink/swell, warp, adsorption) time-lapse videos (see http://owic.oregonstate.edu/wood-movement ) „„ Several new product development projects: ƒƒ Testing of Rotbloc—a new product to extend the service life of fence posts. ƒƒ Testing of SPEKPLY engineered-wood-panel product for bending strength, hardness, and fastener withdrawal strength. ƒƒ Evaluation of a new adhesive for high-end millwork (durability in high temperature, as well as wet conditions). ƒƒ Determination of the adhesive bond strength for fasteners in wood ceiling panels. „„ Several projects related to hardwood plywood manufacturing: ƒƒ Determination of the cause of discoloration on mahogany plywood and eucalyptus plywood, internal bond testing of two new hardwood plywood constructions.

ƒƒ Examination of plywood core material for the presence of tension wood. ƒƒ Test for susceptibility of cherry plywood to discolor due to iron in the adhesive mix water. Other projects during the year included several requests for wood identification, comparing hardness and screw withdrawal of domestic vs. imported door jamb materials, and determination of the cause of discoloration and cell collapse on pencil slats.

Outcomes and Impacts „„ Dirk Wallace, Director of Product Development for SPEKPLY stated that, “In the months since SPEKPLY conducted our structural testing at OWIC we have made continuous progress in manufacturing logistics and gained traction in the design community at large. The data provided by OWIC has been instrumental when presenting SPEKPLY to architects, designers, builders and potential distributors. People are captivated by SPEKPLY’s unique aesthetic, and OWIC’s technical data helps tremendously in giving them the confidence they need to consider SPEKPLY for their projects... Most recently SPEKPLY has been selected as one of the key design elements for a new upscale Portland business.”

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Wood Science & Engineering Department „„ Kayla Wicks, Renewable Materials undergraduate student, assisted with the development of a series of time-lapse videos on wood movement. Charley Coury, President of 9Wood in Springfield, was discussing wood movement with a customer and stated, “Your time lapse video with the pencils tells the story in 37 seconds much better than a full length e-mail.” „„ Hampton provided this impact statement on Eric Hansen's Forest Products Management Development Workshop: "Great workshop! Again! The real life proposal creation regarding capital investment is beneficial experience for the leaders in our organization. The workshop provides participants with the tools necessary to evaluate capital projects. It also develops confidence in presentation and sales skills to persuasively present their investments ideas. Hampton’s two person group and additional mentor created important team bonds. During the 2012 workshop they also developed a capital project and presented their proposal to the Hampton Corporate Executives. As a result, the company invested $400,000 in a new piece of equipment while the project team gained valuable experience. The new equipment increased the personal safety while eliminating a bottleneck in the manufacturing process. Over the next eight years the company expects to save over $500,000 (NPV). This project increased the throughput in the facility while minimizing downtime. It also reduced our labor cost significantly."

Work In Progress We also continue to focus on both short-term problemsolving technical assistance and longer-term efforts to assist Oregon firms in remaining competitive in the global marketplace. Examples of "work in progress" include „„ The Oregon Forest Industry Directory was completely updated and revamped and includes map locations for all listings. „„ Problem-solving research—Several projects are currently underway: ƒƒ Wood identification of tsunami debris found on beaches in Hawaii ƒƒ Exploration of the correlation between wood material properties and acoustics for musical instruments

ƒƒ Assisting a firm with materials and manufacturing methods for surfboards ƒƒ Determining the cause of burning and/or partial cutting in wood puzzles ƒƒ Developing more time-lapse videos related to veneer checking on hardwood plywood „„ Biomass—Our faculty are playing a key role in the research and outreach teams related to the multiyear Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) project. „„ Workshops and Webinars—new modules for the wood composite science distance education short course continue to be developed as is our annual OWIC Innovation Days, a repeat of our 2011 offering on Controlling Mold & Sapstain in Logs & Lumber, and a new course in collaboration with Virginia Tech on Improving Operations to Remain Competitive and Profitable.

Department Plans for 2014-2015 Research Programs Timber Engineering, Mechanics, and Structural Design Research to advance the state-of-the-art in timber engineering and structural wood design, including (1) behavior of constituent materials, components, and assemblies, (2) performance of structural systems under structural and environmental loading/demand, and (3) engineering design of wood structures: „„ Dr. Rakesh Gupta: timber engineering/mechanics, structural engineering, mechanical properties of wood „„ Dr. Lech Muszyński: cross laminated timber „„ Dr. John Nairn: mechanics and fracture of wood „„ Dr. Arijit Sinha: cross laminated timber

Green Building/Sustainable Design Research to expand the use of wood in green building/ sustainable design. Understanding the needs of green materials end users, and facilitate development and characterization of green materials to establish material statistics so that products can be used in the industry with confidence and reliability:

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Wood Science & Engineering Department „„ Dr. Christopher Knowles: understanding needs and preferences of designers; development of local markets for forest products „„ Dr. Arijit Sinha: developing integrated, intelligent, multi-disciplinary systems for achieving sustainability, product development for efficient use of renewable materials in the built environment

Composite Materials

Natural Wood Colorants Unique groups of wood staining fungi produce extracelluar pigments suitable for dying a large range of celluluosic and non-cellulosic materials. Research focuses on the collection, identification, charactization and utilization across the fields of physics, chemistry, art and design. This process is known colloquially as spalting and has been used for centuries for woodcraft.

Advanced materials can be made from various forms of wood in combination with adhesive and other materials such as plastic, metal, or cement. These materials can be engineered for a variety of applications and desired properties. OSU research in this area focuses on applications, manufacture and more fundamental aspects of composite science. Faculty programs include

„„ Dr. Seri Robinson

„„ Dr. Rakesh Gupta: mechanical properties/behavior of composites

„„ Mr David Smith: biofuels, energy conversion systems

„„ Dr. Fred Kamke: composite design, processing, and performance

Bioenergy and Environmental Performance, Bioenergy Systems using Wood and Agricultural Residues, Drying Technologies „„ Dr. Michael Milota: wood drying, air emissions, combustion systems

Forest Products Business and Marketing

„„ Dr. Lech Muszyński: mechanics of wood composites

Innovation is a key to future success in most businesses, and especially in forest products. Marketing and business management strategies to facilitate forest industry competitiveness are at the heart of our research program in this area.

„„ Dr. John Nairn: mechanics and fracture of wood composites, interfacial adhesion

„„ Dr. Eric Hansen: environmental marketing, innovation management

„„ Dr. John Simonsen: cellulose nanocomposites, wood-plastic composite materials

„„ Dr. Christopher Knowles: global markets and trade, local marketing

„„ Dr. Arijit Sinha: composite durability and performance

„„ Dr. Scott Leavengood: quality management, innovation, commercialization of lesser-known species

„„ Dr. Kaichang Li: adhesive chemistry, wood-plastic materials

Biodeterioration, materials protection, product durability Research on how wood decays, protecting wood-based materials against unplanned biodeterioration through chemical and other means, durability and performance of wood products, and how to design and manage for long life. Important components of this program are „„ Wood Utility Pole Research Cooperative, Environmental Performance of Treated Wood Research Cooperative „„ Dr. Jeff Morrell: wood protection systems, biodeterioration processes

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Wood Science & Engineering Department

Test beams, Richardson Hall, 2014, by Caryn M. Davis (OSU)

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Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Faculty and Staff Administration and Program Support James E. Johnson

Senior Associate Dean and Program Leader BS (1974) Colorado State University MS (1976) University of Maine PhD (1981) Virginia Tech

Janey Lee-Sutton

Administrative Program Assistant

Extension Agents and Specialists Paul Adams

Janean Creighton

Glenn Ahrens

Tamara Cushing

Max Bennett

Emily Jane Davis

Steve Bowers

Stephen "Fitz" Fitzgerald

Extension Specialist-Forest Watersheds BS (1975) University of Vermont MS (1978) University of Michigan PhD (1980) University of Michigan

Extension Agent-Clackamas, Marion, and Hood River Counties BS (1982) Humboldt State University MS (1990) Oregon State University

Extension Agent-Jackson and Josephine Counties BS (1987) University of Oregon MS (1993) Oregon State University

Extension Agent-Douglas County BS (1977) University of Oregon MS (1993) Oregon State University

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Extension Specialist-Human Dimensions and Natural Resources BA (1983) Cornish Institute of the Arts MS (1996) Washington State University PhD (2005) Washington State University

Extension Specialist-Forest Economics, Management and Policy Starker Chair in Private and Family Forestry BS (1996) University of Florida MS (1999) Mississippi State University PhD (2006) University of Georgia

Extension Specialist-Collaborative Natural Resources Management BA (2005) McGill University MS (2007) University of British Columbia PhD (2011) University of British Columbia

Extension Specialist-Silviculture AAS (1976) Holyoke Community College BS (1979) SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry MS (1983) University of Idaho


Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Amy Grotta

Paul Oester

Eric Hansen

Bob Parker

Tristan Huff

Jim Reeb

Chris Knowles

Paul Ries

Chal Landgren

Dave Shaw

Scott Leavengood

Brad Withrow-Robinson,

Extension Agent-Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties BS (1992) University of California-Berkeley MS (2002) Oregon State University

Extension Specialist-Forest Products Marketing BS (1990) University of Idaho PhD (1994) Virginia Tech

Extension Agent-Coos and Curry Counties BS (2005) Oregon State University MS (2008) Oregon State University

Extension Specialist-Forest Products BS (2000) Stephen F. Austin State University MS (2003) Stephen F. Austin State University PhD (2007) Oregon State University

Extension Specialist-Christmas Trees BS (1975) University of California-Berkeley MS (1977) Utah State University MBA (1989) Portland State University

Extension Specialist-Forest Products BS (1992) Colorado State University MS (1995) Oregon State University PhD (2011) Portland State University

Extension Agent-Union, Umatilla, and Wallowa Counties BS (1972) Oregon State University MS (1977) Oregon State University

Extension Agent-Baker and Grant Counties BS (1974) University of Idaho MS (2000) Oregon State University

Extension Agent-Lincoln, Clatsop, and Tillamook Counties BS (1976) Oklahoma State University MS (1979) Oklahoma State University PhD (1991) Texas A&M University

Extension Specialist-Urban Forestry BS (1983) Ohio State University MS (1985) Ohio State University

Extension Specialist-Forest Health BS (1977) Northern Arizona University MS (1982) Western Washington University PhD (1991) University of Washington

Extension Agent-Benton, Linn, and Polk Counties BS (1984) Oregon State University MS (1995) Oregon State University PhD (2000) Oregon State University

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Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Special Programs

Achievements and Plans

Brianna Beene

The Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension Program is one of five established program areas within the Oregon State University Extension Service. Established in the 1940s, the FNR Extension Program is the largest of its type in the U.S., and is often regarded as the Nation’s marquee FNR Extension Program. FNR Extension Agents and Specialists deliver high quality, targeted, and impactful educational programs to a wide variety of audiences, including private forest owners; practicing natural resource professionals; Christmas tree producers; forest workers such as loggers, tree planters, and contractors; forest products mill owners and managers; school teachers; and policy-makers. FNR Extension Agents and Specialists deliver noncredit classes and seminars, workshops, field days and field tours, Tree Schools, practical demonstrations, and lead international study tours. They also develop high quality educational materials such as web sites, videos, publications, web-based learning modules, books, and electronic presentations using a variety of formats. Extension Agents and Specialists conduct applied research, and often engage educational audiences in the process. They also manage demonstration and research forests.

Coordinator, Continuing and Professional Education BS (2007) Oregon State University MS (2009) Oregon State University

Janean Creighton

Administrative Director, Northwest Fire Science Consortium BA (1983) Cornish Institute of the Arts MS (1996) Washington State University PhD (2005) Washington State University

Stephen "Fitz" Fitzgerald

Director, College of Forestry Research Forests AAS (1976) Holyoke Community College BS (1979) SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry MS (1983) University of Idaho

Scott Leavengood

Director, Oregon Wood Innovation Center BS (1992) Colorado State University MS (1995) Oregon State University PhD (2011) Portland State University

LeeAnn Mikkelson

Program Coordinator, Oregon Natural Resources Education Program BS (1990) Oregon State University Ed M (2010) Oregon State University

Jason O’Brien

Coordinator, Oregon Master Naturalist Program BS (1996) Iowa State University MS (2000) Iowa State University

Kari O’Connell

Project Coordinator, Oregon Natural Resources Education Program BA (1995) Gustavus Adolphus College PhD (2001) University of Wisconsin -Madison

Susan Sahnow

Director, Oregon Natural Resources Education Program BS (1978) Oregon State University Ed M (2004) Oregon State University

Dave Shaw

Director, Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative BS (1977) Northern Arizona University MS (1982) Western Washington University PhD (1991) University of Washington

Nicole Strong

Coordinator, Master Woodland Manager Program and Women Owning Woodlands Network BS (1997) Purdue University MS (2004) Pennsylvania State University

Emeritus

Terry Brown (WSE) Norm Elwood (FERM) William Emmingham (FES) Rick Fletcher (FERM) John Garland (FERM) Viviane Simon-Brown (FES)

FNR Extension currently employs 9 field agents, covering 27 of Oregon’s 36 counties. In addition, 11 statewide Extension Specialists cover the following subjects: water resources and watershed management, silviculture, forest health, forest science delivery, collaborative natural resource management, forest management and forest economics, urban forestry, Christmas tree production and marketing, forest products processing, forest products marketing, and green building. Special projects and programs attached to the FNR Extension Program include: the Oregon Wood Innovation Center, the Oregon Master Naturalist Program, the Oregon Natural Resources Education Program, the Master Woodland Manager Program, the Women Owning Woodlands Network, Continuing and Professional Education Program, and the Northwest Fire Science Consortium.

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Forestry & Natural Resources Extension „„ The FNR Extension Program conducted 107 educational events across Oregon and the Western United States, as well as nationally. These events provided more than 830 hours of instruction and reached 3,670 individuals. The FNR Extension Program worked with 52 partner organizations in the past year, and generated over $84,950 in program revenues. „„ The Oregon State University Extension Service’s “Ask an Expert” program, since its debut on the OSU Extension website in March 2011, has fielded approximately 8,336 questions from across the state and country and even from overseas. Coordinator Jeff Hino ensures that answers come within two working days from OSU’s 131 faculty experts and more than 30 Extension-trained Master Gardener volunteers. OSU’s Ask an Expert continues to be the fourth busiest in the national program for that time period. In 2013 the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension team answered approximately 75 questions from the Ask an Expert site. „„ The Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP) prepares K-12 educators to actively engage students in the study of Oregon’s diverse natural resources and ecosystems through relevant, meaningful, and place-based experiential learning. The goal: Students as environmentally literate citizens equipped to make informed decisions, exhibit responsible behavior, and take constructive action to ensure a sustainable future for Oregon’s natural resources. In 2013-2014, 1100 educators attended one of 46 workshops, institutes, or courses held in 17 of Oregon’s 36 counties. These educators reach a potential of 71,580 students each year. „„ Master Woodland Manager Volunteers - 81 volunteers reported 497 individual activities, including 19,022 contacts through 5,490 hours of unique activities with the public, family forestland owners, youth, watershed councils, and various other organizations in 2013. This service is valued at $100,000 in time invested alone! They reported being better able to manage their 17,141 acres of forestland due to MWM training. MWM volunteers attended 494 hours of continuing education in forestry, wildlife and leadership topics. On average, most MWM’s have

participated in the program 9 years, with ranges from new volunteers to volunteers who have served 25 years. „„ 2013 Women Owning Woodlands Network - Women Owning Woodlands Network (WOWnet) continues to provide relevant peer-learning opportunities for this emerging landowner group. There are more than 400 members of the WOWnet program in Oregon who attend sessions, participate in the email listserv, use the WOWnet website and Facebook page. WOWnet is also a national program, led by OSU. Six regional train-the-trainer events occurred in Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania in 2013. As a result of this project, the following Extension publication was produced: “Growing your Peer Learning Network: Tips and Tools from the Women Owning Woodlands Network” (http://hdl.handle.net/1957/42036). The national Women Owning Woodlands website includes monthly content themes, with 15 author contributors from around the country.  http://womenowningwoodlands.net. „„ The Oregon Wood Innovation Center (OWIC), a collaborative OFRL/FNR Extension initiative, fostered the competitiveness of Oregon’s woodproducts industry through testing, technical assistance and market assessment projects for small Oregon businesses. OWIC has now completed four publications in the Wood-based Entrepreneurs Toolkit: Strategic Marketing, Communicating Effectively with Your Customers, Public Relations, and New Product Development; publications on Finding Market Information, Operational Planning, and Quality Management are being reviewed by subject matter experts. In addition, six publications in a new series titled Executive Innovation Briefs have been developed. More than 30 undergraduate Renewable Materials students have been directly involved in the Center’s research and development activities. „„ The Northwest Fire Science Consortium (NWFSC) continues to expand its reach throughout Washington and Oregon, and is providing outreach to a variety of fire science users.  During 20132014 significant activities and products included

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Forestry & Natural Resources Extension but were not limited to: field tour on management of cheatgrass fuel loading in the shrub-steppe in the Columbia Basin Natural Wildlife refuge, with 24 participants; publication of A Land Manager’s Guide for Creating Fire-Resistant Forests; publication of four research briefs on topics including the human perspective on smoke from wildfires, policy implications for private forest landowners and wildfire risk, songbird response to wildfire, and the dynamics of mountain pine beetle, lodgepole pine and fire behavior.  In addition, the NWFSC cosponsored a 3-part webinar series with The Nature Conservancy LANDFIRE group, and produced a video on using prescribed fire as a multi-purpose management tool, which received over 400 views on You Tube during the first week. „„ The Oregon Master Naturalist Program has graduated a total of 160 Oregon Master Naturalist volunteers from three of Oregon’s eight Ecoregions (Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, and East Cascades Ecoregions).  These individuals have completed all required coursework. Many have contributed to volunteer projects for 60+ local, state and federal agencies and non-profits.  To date, nearly 2,500 volunteer hours have been submitted and these Oregon Master Naturalists have reached over 36,000 persons through their activities. Service activities have included bird and other wildlife monitoring, riparian area restoration, trail maintenance, serving on local natural resources organization committees, natural history blogging, and leading educational hikes and classes, to name just a few.

New Appointments New appointments in the FNR Extension Program include the following. Dr. Tamara Cushing was appointed as the Starker Assistant Professor in Private and Family Forestry and Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy. Her appointment is split between Extension (50%), applied research (25%) and teaching (20%). Dr. Emily Jane Davis was appointed as

Assistant Professor – Extension and Extension Specialist in Collaborative Natural Resource Management. Her appointment is split between Extension (50%), applied research (35%), and teaching (10%). Specialists also carry a 5% Service appointment. Dr. Cushing’s academic home is in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management, while Dr. Davis’ academic home is in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society. In addition, Brianna Beene was appointed as Coordinator, Continuing and Professional Education Program.

Future Plans „„ Seek increased state and federal funding to support growth in needed areas such as additional field agents and specialist support in timber harvesting and engineering, as well as additional personnel in Eastern Oregon. „„ Work to bring a functional FNR Extension Program back to Lane County, which has withdrawn county funding for all Extension programs. „„ Re-Establish a functional Continuing and Professional Education Program in the College, bringing in new programs and providing expanded assistance to existing programs. „„ Orient two new field agents and begin the process of replacing retiring Agents and Specialists. „„ Integrate the FNR Extension Program into the re-developed Forest Research Laboratory as it transitions into the Institute for Working Forests Landscapes. „„ Continue to develop a stronger relationship between the FNR Extension Program and the College Forests. „„ Establish the second two year cycle for the Northwest Fire Science Consortium and provide outreach assistance to the new USDA Climate Hub based at the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis.

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Forestry & Natural Resources Extension

Clatsop

Columbia

North Coast

Washington

Metro

OSU Extension Service Regions  Temporarily  Hood River

Multnomah

Tillamook

MidColumbia

Clackamas Yamhill Clackamas

Polk

Marion

Columbia Plateau

Union

East Wheeler

Baker

Jefferson

Linn

Benton

Gilliam

Wasco

West Central

Lincoln

Sherman

Wallowa

Umatilla

Morrow

Grant

Central Oregon Crook

Lane Deschutes

South West Douglas

Coos

Malheur

Harney

South Central

Klamath

Southern Oregon

Curry

Josephine

Lake

Jackson

Extension Regions 

Coun�es/Areas Covered 

Administrator

East

Baker, Malheur*, Union, Wallowa 

Carole Smith 

Columbia Plateau 

Gilliam, Morrow, Sherman, Uma�lla, Wheeler 

Mary Corp 

Mid‐Columbia

Hood River, Wasco 

Brian Tuck 

Central Oregon 

Crook, Deschutes, Grant*, Jefferson, Warm Springs 

Dana Mar�n 

South Central 

Harney*, Klamath, Lake 

Willie Riggs 

Southern Oregon 

Jackson, Josephine 

Phil VanBuskirk 

South West 

Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane 

John Punches 

West Central 

Benton, Linn, Marion, Polk, Yamhill 

Derek Godwin 

Clackamas

Clackamas, NWREC 

Mike Bondi 

Metro  

Multnomah, Washington 

Patrick Proden 

North Coast   

Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Tillamook 

Sam Angima 

*Temporarily in region. 

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Office of Research Steven D. Tesch

Professor, Director of Research, Associate Director of the Forest Research Laboratory BS (1973) University of Montana MS (1975) University of Montana PhD (1981) University of Montana

Melora Park

Research Program Administrator

Sandra Larsen

Grants/Contracts Coordinator

Julie Howard

Administrative Assistant

Institute for Working Forest Landscapes

Achievements and Plans

A World-Class Research and Outreach Center for Healthy Landscapes Ecosystem Protection Innovation Healthy Ecosystems

Healthy Businesses Interaction With Ecosystems

Healthy Businesses

Healthy Communities

Resilient Ecosystems

Small Private Forests

Intensively M anaged Forests

Landscape Management Innovation

Public Forests

The Healthy Forest Landscape

Private Industrial Forests

Competitive and Innovative Products

Product and Processes

Healthy People and Communities

Community & Tribal Forests

Healthy Community Interaction With Ecosystems

The College of Forestry Research Office provides support to all faculty, staff and students who are seeking, receiving and participating in research across a diverse portfolio of programs. The College is known regionally, nationally and internationally for research that brings both discovery science and real solutions to issues facing forest landscapes and forest industries, agencies, and other partners. Many collaborative research efforts are underway that involve College faculty, partners across the University, industry and agencies. The ultimate goal of research programs is to provide innovative approaches to enhancing people’s lives while also improving the health of our lands, businesses, and vital ecosystems, and to do so collaboratively with active involvement of multiple partners with different perspectives. This vision is implemented through the Institute for Working Forest Landscapes (IWFL), a College-wide effort to develop adaptive forest management techniques that integrate social, ecological, and economic objectives at the landscape level. The Institute is founded on the premise that individual and community livelihoods are intimately linked to the health and productivity of surrounding landscapes regardless of ownership boundaries. It will seek to develop and test new active management models that bridge public and private forestlands in support of sustainable economic, biological, and social conditions that are the signature characteristics of healthy working landscapes and their associated communities. This new vision builds on the College’s longstanding role as Oregon’s principal research engine for providing science-based information about forests and their value to people and communities.

Healthy People

Ecosystem Services

Research activity in support of the IWFL includes state, federal and private sponsored projects, McIntire-Stennis formula funds, research cooperatives supported by state, federal and industry, endowment and gifts, as well as internally funded initiatives. In Fiscal Year 2014, the College’s total research expenditures were $22,655,710.

FY2014 Research Expenditures by Source Source Grants & Contracts

Expensed ($)

% Total

10,365,270

46

Forest Research Lab Harvest Tax

3,697,203

16

Forest Research Lab Appropriation

3,609,678

16

Research Cooperatives

2,015,090

9

McIntire-Stennis

1,027,465

5

Endowment & Gifts

1,322,024

6

Returned Overhead

452,098

2

Other Total Research Expenses

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166,882

1

22,655,710

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Office of Research Awards and Proposals The importance of research funding coupled with an increasingly competitive and complex environment resulted in the College increasing research support staff in Fiscal Year 2014. With 15 new faculty hires over the last few years, this strategic investment in pre-award support assisted existing and new faculty in building their programs and energizing the College's ongoing collaborative research environment. Between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 members of the College of Forestry faculty obtained a total of $10,636,321 from 99 grants and agreements from eight federal, four state and municipal, and a mix of industry, foundation, non-governmental organizations and other university subawards. This represents an increase of 12% over the previous year. Federal funding, which represents 76% of our total research awards, was up by 7% from the previous year. Ten-year historic trends are shown on the next page.

Awards by Sponsor - Fiscal Year 2014 Source Federal Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

$

Count

%

96,381

1

1

358,574

3

3

National Science Foundation

2,186,020

10

21

US Department of Agriculture

290,000

2

3

National Aeronautics and Space Admin

US Geological Survey USDA Forest Service USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture USDI Bureau of Land Management Subtotal State & Municipal

1

0

3,457,749

37,172

40

33

1,594,119

5

15

72,865

3

1

8,092,879

65

76

The USDA Forest Service funded 40 grants totaling $3,457,749, or 33% of all federal funding; the National Science Foundation awarded faculty with 10 grants totaling $2,186,020, or 21% of the total federal funds; and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture provided 15% of all federal funding with five grants totaling $1,594,119.

Proposals by Department - Fiscal Year 2014 Department

$

Extension FERM FES

253,678

6

21,821,293

43

23,506,584

89

3,941,483

20

49,523,038

158

WSE Grand Total

Number of proposals

Faculty in the College of Forestry departments submitted 158 proposals totaling $49,523,038 to a wide range of outside sponsors including US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, USDA Forest Service, US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Oregon Departments of Forestry and Parks & Recreation, industry and non-governmental organizations.

Research Cooperatives The College of Forestry is home to 11 research cooperatives which are the foundation for our industryagency-university partnerships. There were 107 industry and eight agency members participating in Fiscal Year 2014, with a total member dues revenue of $2,026,723.

Oregon Dept of Forestry

124,392

3

1

Oregon Dept of Parks & Recreation

59,883

2

1

Center for Intensive Planted-Forest Silviculture

0

Hardwood Silviculture Cooperative

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Portland Development Commission Subtotal Other Foundation Industry International Non Profits Other Universities Subtotal Total

32,000

1

College of Forestry Research Cooperatives 226,688 47,000

83,041

1

1

Northwest Tree Improvement Cooperative

299,316

7

3

PNW Tree Improvement Research Cooperative Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative

41,947

Treated Wood Research Cooperative

97,500

Tree Biosafety and Genomics Research Cooperative

94,973

59,210

2

1

169,000

3

2

18,851

1

0

699,833

15

7 12

1,297,232

6

2,244,126

27

21

10,636,321

99

100

325,174 104,000

Utility Pole Research Cooperative

22,7450

Vegetation Management Research Cooperative

139,099

Watersheds Research Cooperative Wood-Based Composites

513,194 209,698

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Office of Research McIntire-Stennis Formula Funds The College of Forestry received $1,096,008 in federal McIntire-Stennis formula funds in Fiscal Year 2014. Six new projects were approved by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture addressing long-term soil productivity, climate change, sediment control from forest roads, ecosystem services, and forest ecophysiology, bringing the total program of work to 21 active projects.

Principal Investigator

Title

Leshchinsky, B.

Sediment Control Management: Linking Basic Soil Composition to Effective Containment

Milota, M.R.

Drying Wood for Improved Energy Efficiency and Quality

Nairn, J.

Application of Numerical Modeling to the Development of Veneer Peeling Methods

Principal Investigator

Title

Puettmann, K.

Managing the Adaptive Capacity of Forest Ecosystems

Betts, M.

Ecosystem Services Performed by Birds, Deer and Elk in Intensively Managed Forests

Ripple, W.J.

Ecological Effects of Wolf Reintroduction

Gupta, R.

Structural Durability of Wood Frame Residential Buildings in Natural Disasters

Rose, R.

The Combined Effects of Vegetation Control and Bareroot Seedling Stock Size to Maximize Douglas-fir Productivity

Hailemariam, T.

Improving the Prediction Accuracy of Forest Biomass and Productivity Using High-Density Airborne LiDAR and Landsat Data

Ross, D.

Refining Douglas-fir Beetle Antiaggregation Pheromone Treatments with an Instantaneous Puff Dispersion Model

Hatten, J.

Forest Nutrition, Long-Term Soil Productivity and Soil Carbon Dynamics in Managed Forests of Oregon and Washington

Sessions, J.

New Systems for Controlling Transportation Costs in the Pacific Northwest’s Bioenergy Supply Chain

Hilker, T.

Assessing Forest Dynamics, Landscape Resilience and Ecosystems Responses to Climate Change from Remote Sensing

Simonsen, J.

High-Value Products Using Cellulose Nanocrystal Science and Technology

Sinha, A.

Service-Life Prediction and Life-Cycle Analysis for Wood-Based Materials

Still, C.

Historical and Projected Extremes in Temperature Regimes of Western Forests: Potential Vulnerabilities and Adaptation

Strauss, S.H.

Genetic Containment Systems for Forest Trees

Wing, M.

Aerial Information System Development in Forestry

Kamke, F.

Durability Assessment Methods for Renewable Building Materials

Knowles, C.D.

Market Orientation as a Strategy for Success in the Forest Products Manufacturing Industry

Lachenbruch, B.

Morphological Legacies: Effects of Today’s Morphology on Tomorrow’s Performance of Conifers Under Drought Stress

College of Forestry Historic Trends Research Revenue 2004-2014 $16,000

Total

$12,000

($000)

Ten-year historic trends for research funding in the College are shown to the right. The College has historically received on average 70% of sponsored research funds from federal agencies. State and municipal agencies account for approximately 16% of funds and research cooperative dues account for 14% of research dollars. Funds from McIntire-Stennis and internal intiatives are not included. Federal funding support peaked during the federal stimulus, dropped back to baseline and is currently trending upwards. The other funding sources and cooperatives have remained relatively flat.

Federal

$8,000

$4,000

Other Cooperatives $0 2004

2005

2006

2007

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2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014


Office of Research Fish and Wildlife Habitat in Managed Forests The Fish and Wildlife Habitat in Managed Forests (FWHMF) Research Program was established in 1994 through a $0.10 per thousand board feet addition to the Oregon Forest Products Harvest Tax rate. The Program’s mission is to provide research and outreach focused on fish and wildlife habitat provided by Oregon’s managed forests. The College of Forestry Dean sets the program of research, with guidance from a Technical Advisory Committee comprised of fish and wildlife specialists and forest managers from government, industry, and nonindustrial land owners. After several years “on hold” due to the recession, six new studies were funded this year to complement the four ongoing projects with a total planned budget of $456,461.

New Research Projects „„ Effects of Landscape-Scale Forest Management on Pacific Marten Occupancy and Population Connectivity in Coastal Oregon (FY 2015-FY 2016) — John Bailey (FERM), Keith Slauson (USDA Forest Service), Katie Moriarty (Fisheries & Wildlife) „„ Modeling Geomorphic Response to Large Wood Introduction as a Strategy to Restore Fish Habitat in Managed Forest Watershed (FY 2015-FY 2016) — Catalina Segura (FERM), Christopher Lorion (ODFW), Stacy A. Polkowske (ODFW) „„ Natural Variability in Water Quality and Changes after Forest Harvest in the Trask Watershed (FY 2015-FY 2016) — Jeff Hatten (FERM), Alba Argerich (FERM), Sherri Johnson (USDA Forest Service) „„ Assessing the Demographic Response of Early Songbird Species to Intensive Forest Management (FY 2015) — Matthew G. Betts (FES), James W. Rivers (FES) „„ Experimental Evaluation of Plethodontid Salamander Responses to Forest Harvesting (FY 2015-FY 2016) — Barbara Lachenbruch (FES), Tiffany Garcia (Fisheries & Wildlife), Andrew J. Kroll (Weyerhaeuser), Blake Murden (Port Blakely Tree Farms LP) „„ Technical Support and Database Management for Manuscript Preparation: Alsea Watershed Study (FY 2014) — Jeff Hatten (FERM), Amy Simmons (FERM)

Ongoing Research Projects „„ Sediment Transport Prototypes: Novel Methods to Disconnect Roads from Streams (FY 2014- FY 2015) — Ben Leshchinsky (FERM), Kevin Boston (FERM), Marvin Pyles (FERM), Arne Skaugset (FERM) „„ How Does Harvesting Affect the Source and Quantity of Instream Sediment and How Does that Affect Instream Organisms? (FY 2014-FY 2015) — Jeff Hatten (FERM), Sherri Johnson (USDA Forest Service), Judy Li (Fisheries & Wildlife) , Alba Argerich (FERM) „„ Riparian Forest Structure and Bottom-up Drivers of Fish Production in Headwater Streams (FY 2014FY 2015) — Michael P. Nelson (FES), Dana Warren (Fisheries & Wildlife), Ivan Arismendi (FES) „„ Early Seral Ecosystem Services Provided by Wildlife Across a Gradient in Herbicide Use: An Experimental Study (FY 2014-FY 2015) — Matthew G. Betts (FES), Jake Verchuyl (National Council for Air and Stream Improvement), Thomas Stokely (FES)

College Forests Research and Outreach The OSU College Forests funded a pilot effort to foster more interaction between the College Forests and the College of Forestry faculty, staff, and students, and to help the College Forests accomplish their mission of improving education, research and forest management demonstration. A competitive process resulted in the three projects listed below, with each award focused on supporting undergraduate or graduate research. „„ Assessing the Consequences of Herbicide Use on Animal Pollinators in Early Seral Forests — James Rivers (FES), Matthew Betts (FES) „„ Treatment Options for Controlling the Spread of Brachypodium sylvaticum: Risks, Implementation, Effectiveness, and Impacts on Native Vegetation — John Bailey (FERM), Taylor Fjeran (FERM) „„ Improved Aggregate Management: Evaluating Factors in Extending Forest Road Lifespans — Kevin Boston (FERM), Ben Leshchinsky (FERM), Erica Kemp (FERM)

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Office of Research The following list includes external research funding obtained between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 for new and continuing awards. ALBERS, Heidi J ƒƒ CyberSEES: Type 2: Computing and Visualizing Optimal Policies for Ecosystem Management (CoPI, NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering $244,439) BAILEY, John D ƒƒ Forests, People Fire: Vegetation and GIS modeling (USDA Forest Service $87,307 ƒƒ Assessing the Ecological Effects of Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest at Regional Scales (USDA Forest Service $114,000) ƒƒ Mixed-Severity Fire and Salvage Logging in Dry Forests of Oregon’s Western Cascades: Temporal Trends in Carbon Stores and Ecosystem Productivity (USDI Bureau of Land Management $24,955) BETTS, Matthew G ƒƒ Assessing the Impact of Intensively Managed Plantations on Bird Demography and in the Pacific Northwest (National Council for Air & Stream Improvement, Inc. $30,000) ƒƒ Assessing the Impact of Intensively Managed Plantations on Moth Abundance and Diversity in the Pacific Northwest (National Council for Air & Stream Improvement, Inc. $30,848) ƒƒ Testing for Source-Sink Dynamics of Migratory Birds in Fragmented Landscapes: A Multi-Method Approach (Smithsonian Institute $71,867) ƒƒ Effects of Landscape Composition and Microclimate on Rugous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) Resource Use and Movement Patterns (Klamath Bird Observatory $5,000) BLISS, John C ƒƒ Sustainable and Thriving Environments to West African Regional Development (USDA Forest Service $32,064) CREIGHTON, Janean ƒƒ Northwest Fire Science Consortium (USDA Forest Service $58,891) ƒƒ Pacific Northwest Climate Hub Outreach Education (USDA Forest Service $70,000)

DOESCHER, Paul S ƒƒ Dry Forest Regeneration (USDA Forest Service $115,924) ƒƒ Improving Management Strategies to Reduce Damage by Forest and Aquatic Mammals (US Department of Agriculture $140,000) ESKELSON, Bianca N ƒƒ Status and Trends of Whitebark Pine Distribution and Health in California, Oregon, and Washington (USDA Forest Service $40,000) ƒƒ Incorporating Uncertainty into Climate Envelope Modeling for Tree Species (USDA Forest Service $12,500) GANIO, Lisa M ƒƒ Spatial Monitoring of Forest Conditions Over Regional Landscapes (USDA Forest Service $156,122) HAILEMARIAM, Temesgen ƒƒ An Improved Biomass and Carbon Database for West Coast Tree Species (USDA Forest Service $73,050) ƒƒ Use of LIDAR and Other Remote Sensing Data with FIA Plots for Mapping Forest Inventory in Southwest Oregon (USDA Forest Service $150,063) ƒƒ Mortality and Regeneration of Western Tree Species — Forests at the Fringe (USDA Forest Service $49,974) HALL, Troy E ƒƒ Willamette NT - Monitoring – Engebretson (USDA Forest Service $18,000) HARMON, Mark E ƒƒ Data Management for the Research Natural Areas Network (USDA Forest Service $104,223) ƒƒ Tracking Ecosystem Carbon Budgets in PNW Forests: Research and Science Delivery (USDA Forest Service $128,987) ƒƒ Chemistry of Streams and Precipitation at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (USDA Forest Service $188,805) ƒƒ Long-Term Studies of Vegetation Dynamics in the Pacific Northwest (USDA Forest Service $237,500) ƒƒ Research Natural Areas Establishment and Management (USDA Forest Service $30,121) ƒƒ OPUS: The Function of Dead Wood in Forest Ecosystems: A Synthesis for the Next Decade (NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences $146,900)

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Office of Research HILKER, Thomas ƒƒ Virtual Constellation (Natural Resources Canada $18,851) HOWE, Glenn T ƒƒ Meta-Analysis of Douglas-fir Provenance Tests to Estimate Responses to Seed Transfer and Climate Change (USDA Forest Service $100,000) ƒƒ Development of Genetic Markers for Western White Pine and Douglas-fir (University of Idaho $30,000) HUFF, Tristan D ƒƒ Partnership for Forestry Education II (Oregon Dept of Forestry $50,000) JENSEN, Edward C ƒƒ Forest Action Plan Mobility Project (Oregon Dept of Forestry $34,392) JOHNSON, James E ƒƒ Landowner Education Project - FY 2014 (Oregon Forest Resources Institute $56,300) KAMKE, Fred ƒƒ Green Building Materials Laboratory Post-Doctoral Scholar (Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies $50,000) ƒƒ Preliminary Investigation of Bio-Polymer Adhesive System in Particleboard (Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies $12,130) ƒƒ I/UCRC Innovation Fellows: Wood-Based Composites (NSF Directorate for Engineering $16,633) ƒƒ Multi-Scale Investigation of Adhesive Bond Durability (NSF Directorate for Engineering $196,191) KENNEDY, Robert E ƒƒ Monitoring Existing Forest Vegetation in Support of Northwest Forest Plan Effectiveness Monitoring (USDA Forest Service $64,586) ƒƒ Mapping Disturbance Interactions from Earth and Space: Inset Effects on Fuels and Wildfires Across Forests of the Pacific Northwest (Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin $30,000)

KRANKINA, Olga N ƒƒ Synthesis of Forest Growth, Response to Wildfires and Carbon Storage for Russian Forests Using a Distributed, Individual-Based Forest Model (University of Virginia $16,827) ƒƒ LCLUC Synthesis: Forested Land Cover and Land Use Change in the Far East of Northern Eurasia Under the Combined Drivers of Climate and Socio-Economic Transformation (University of Michigan $15,000) LATTA, Gregory S ƒƒ Assessing the Future Roles of Natural Gas and Biofuels in the Farm Economy and in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation (US Department of Agriculture $150,000) ƒƒ Continued Development of and Analysis with the Forestry Sector and Bioenergy Components of FASOM-GHG (USDA Forest Service $82,080) ƒƒ Timber Harvest and Market Projections Supporting Policy Analysis for the Oregon Department of Forestry (Oregon Dept of Forestry $40,000) LAW, Beverly E ƒƒ The AmeriFlux Network Management Project (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab $96,381) ƒƒ EaSM2 Forest Die-Off, Climate Change, and Human Intervention in the Western U.S. (CoPI, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture $14,300) LUOMA, Daniel L ƒƒ Characterization of the Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Community Associated with Chrysolepis chrysophylla (golden chinquapin) and Its Response to Thinning and Fuels Reduction Along a Moisture Gradient (USDA Forest Service $75,000) ƒƒ Long-Term Effects of Restoration Fire and Thinning on Soil Fungi, Fine Root Biomass, and Duff Levels (USDA Forest Service $105,014) MONTGOMERY, Claire A ƒƒ CyberSEES: Type 2: Computing and Visualizing Optimal Policies for Ecosystem Management (CoPI, NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering $278,125) MORRISSETTE, Brett A ƒƒ LTEP Data Archival (USDI Bureau of Land Management $9,910)

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Office of Research MORZILLO, Anita T ƒƒ Collaborative Proposal: Using a Bi-State City Pair to Explore How Feedbacks Between Governance and Biophysical Systems Affect Resilience of Urban Socioecological Systems (CoPI, NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences $20,162) MUSZYNSKI, Lech ƒƒ Hybrid CLT Panels for Sustainable Building Solutions (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture $217,457) NAIRN, John A ƒƒ Nonlinear Micro-Mechanics and Failure Analysis of Wood Adhesive Bond (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture $289,380) NEEDHAM, Mark D ƒƒ Forest Health Biotechnologies: What Are the Drivers of Public Acceptance (U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc. $100,000) ƒƒ Visitors and Use Levels on the Lower Sandy Wild and Scenic River (Oregon Dept of Parks & Recreation $40,004) NELSON, Michael P ƒƒ Long-Term Ecological Research at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (LTER6) (NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences $890,038) O’CONNELL, Kari E ƒƒ School-Community Partnerships for Watershed Restoration (Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board $32,000) PUETTMANN, Klaus J ƒƒ Water Availability in Western Oregon Headwaters: Effects of Density Management and Riparian Buffers (USDA Forest Service $70,000) ƒƒ Evaluating Stand Thinning as a Means to Mitigate Drought: The Influence of Topography (USDA Forest Service $50,000) ROSS, Darrell W ƒƒ Optimizing Spacing and Release Rate of MCH Dispensers for Douglas-Fir Beetle Based on Predictions from an Instantaneous Dispersion Model (USDA Forest Service $40,000) ƒƒ Bark Beetle and Fire Interactions (USDA Forest Service $37,588) ƒƒ Spatial Effects of Multifunctionality in Douglas-fir Beetle Pheromone MCH (USDA Forest Service $10,000)

SAHNOW, Susan K ƒƒ Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (Oregon Forest Resources Institute $26,893) SCHULZE, Mark ƒƒ Evaluation and Synthesis of Long Term ForestStream Data from the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (USDA Forest Service $40,000) ƒƒ Support for the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Field Station (USDA Forest Service $115,000) ƒƒ Enhancing Long-term Research and Data Management at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (USDA Forest Service $80,000) SESSIONS, John ƒƒ Sustainable Biomass Production and Logistics to Support a Liquid Transportation Industry in the Pacific Northwest (Washington State University $1,067,142) SHAW, David C ƒƒ Patterns of Non-Structural Carbon Storage in Western Conifers (USDA Forest Service $5,000) ƒƒ Tree Ring Analysis of Historical and Contemporary Advanced Regeneration and Survival of Whitebark Pine Stand Decimated by Mountain Pine Beetle (USDA Forest Service $20,000) SIMONSEN, John ƒƒ Commercialization of Fillers in Bioplastics (Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies $99,859) ƒƒ Nanocellulose-based Edible Coatings and Films for Preventing Cherry Cracking (Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute $94,549) SINHA, Arijit ƒƒ Proof of Concept for Strand TrussCore Panel (TrussCore Specialties LLC $66,250) SKAUGSET III, Arne E ƒƒ Hinkle Creek Paired Watershed Study and Demonstration Area (USDI Bureau of Land Management $38,000) ƒƒ Post-Fire Change Detection of Selected Water Quality and Watershed Characteristics Following the 2009 Lockheed Fire (Cal Poly Corporation $21,743) SMITH, David C ƒƒ Biomass Processing Center Modeling (USDA Forest Service $24,000)

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Office of Research STILL, Christopher J ƒƒ Collaborative Research: Thermal Controls on Ecosystem Metabolism and Function: Scaling from Leaves to Canopies to Regions (National Science Foundation $5,000) ƒƒ Dimensions NASA: Collaborative Research: The Biogeography and Evolution of Drought Tolerance in Grasses (NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences $370,190) ƒƒ Ultrasensitive Analyzer for Realtime, In-Situ Airborne and Terrestrial Measurements of OCS, CO2, and CO (Los Gatos Research, Inc. $52,094) ƒƒ Isotopic Carbon Dioxide Analyzer for Flux Measurements (Los Gatos Research, Inc. $50,656) STRAUSS, Steven H ƒƒ Structural Polymorphisms as Causes of Heterosis in Populus (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture $1,000,000) ƒƒ System for Advanced Biofuels Production from Woody Biomass in the Pacific Northwest (CoPI, University of Washington $140,013) STRONG, Nicole A ƒƒ Women Owning Woodlands Network (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture $72,982) ƒƒ Master Woodland Manager - Forestland Owner Education (Oregon Forest Resources Institute $26,136) TAYLOR II, Jimmy D ƒƒ Identifying and Reducing Wildlife Damage (Agricultural Research Foundation (OSU) $40,050) TESCH, Steven D ƒƒ Couplings Between Biogeochemistry, Climate, and Disturbance in Pacific Northwest Forests (US Geological Survey $37,172) TURNER, David P ƒƒ Regional Carbon Models from Linking Field Measurements and Satellite Change Detection (USDA Forest Service $65,000) ƒƒ Time Series Analysis of Disturbance Impacts on the Pacific Northwest Regional Carbon Balance (Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin $270,825)

VINING, Kelly ƒƒ Development of Mint Genome Resources at Oregon State University (Agricultural Research Foundation (OSU) $19,160) WARING, Richard H ƒƒ Mapping of Stress on Native Tree Species Across the Western United States and Canada: Interpretation of Climatically-Induced Changes Using a Physiologically-Based Approach (Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin $57,749) WHITE, Eric M ƒƒ Synthesis of Issues and Considerations for Forests and Communities in Woody Biomaass Collection and Bioenergy Production (USDA Forest Service $15,793) ƒƒ Vulnerability of Forest-Dependent Human Communities in the Pacific Northwest to Climate Change (USDA Forest Service $19,100) ƒƒ Oregon State Park Economic Contribution Analysis and Survey Support II (Oregon Dept of Parks & Recreation $19,879) WING, Michael G ƒƒ Unmanned Aircraft for Precision Agriculture and Forestry (Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies $74,508) ƒƒ Unmanned Aircraft for Precision Agriculture and Forestry (Portland Development Commission $83,041) WOOLLEY, Travis J ƒƒ Post-Mountain Pine Beetle Lodgepole Pine Forests: Assessing Fire Behavior and Fire Effects in the Recently Burned Pole Creek Fire Area on the Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest (USDA Forest Service $47,014) YANG, Zhiqiang ƒƒ Support for the Landscape Change Monitoring System (USDA Forest Service $705,042) ƒƒ Ecosystem Threat Assessment and Protected Area Strategy for the Massif de la Hotte Key Biodiversity Area, Haiti (Pennsylvania State University $28,250)

VANCE-BORLAND, Kenneth W ƒƒ Analyzing Wildfire Transmission Networks to Facilitate Prioritization of Fuel Management Activities for Accelerated Restoration (USDA Forest Service $20,000)

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College Research Forests Stephen Fitzgerald

Ryan Brown

Director, College of Forestry Research Forests, Extension Silviculture Specialist Silviculture, Forest Health, Wildland Fire AAS (1976) Holyoke Community College BS (1979) SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry MS (1983) University of Idaho

The College of Forestry owns and manages eight tracts of land that comprise the College’s Research Forests and total nearly 15,000 acres. These lands were either acquired or donated beginning as early as the 1920s. These lands are used for teaching, research demonstration, and to provide sustainable income to the College of Forestry. The largest two tracts are the McDonald and Dunn Forests that comprise 11,000 acres bordering the north portion of the City of Corvallis. Because of their proximity to Corvallis, they receive high recreational use with over 100,000 visitors each year. The Forests also engage large numbers of the public on forestry and natural resource issues through field tours, workshops and interpretive education. The College of Forestry Research Forests is a true example of a “working forest” providing a multitude of benefits.

Accomplishments in 2013-2014 Research „„ Initiated 6 new research projects that include: ecology and control of false brome (2 studies), purple martin’s use of snags, enhancing pollinator populations, and road construction techniques and sedimentation processes. „„ On-going maintenance of long-term research studies. „„ Initiated a GIS-based inventory of current and older research studies.

Education and Outreach, Community Events, and Hunting Program „„ Conducted several educational programs including STEM Academy, Extension Forestry education events and tours, educational forest hikes, Get Outdoors Day (1,000 participants)

Recreation Manager BS (2002) University of Oregon MS (2006) Oregon State University

Matt McPharlin

Recreation Field Coordinator BA (1992) Humboldt State University

„„ Large Events (Running Races): ƒƒ McDonald Forest Ultramarathon 50K: May 11th ƒƒ Benton Habitat for Humanity ½ Marathon, 10K and 5K: September 8th ƒƒ Condor 25K McDonald Forest Fundraiser: October 5th ƒƒ McDonald Forest 15K and 5K: October 27th „„ Small Events: Local school field trips, Avery House day camps, Team Dirt mountain bike rides, Christmas bird count, and many others. „„ Hunting Program (on Dunn Forest only): ƒƒ Spring Turkey Hunt (April 15- May 31): 10 permits ƒƒ Deer/Elk Bow Hunt (August 24-September 22): 50 permits ƒƒ General Rifle Deer Hunt (September 28-November 1): 100 permits ƒƒ 218A NE Alsea Hunt (January 1-January 31, 2014): 12 permits

Timber Harvests and Revenue „„ Harvested 5.5 and 3.5 million board feet of timber in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, respectively (Table 1), comprising sawlogs, pulpwood, and high value poles. „„ Completed a pole harvest on the Cameron Tract totaling 124,860 board feet.

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College Research Forests Stephen Pilkerton, CF PE

Jeffrey Wimer

Brent Klumph

Carol Carlson

Forest Engineer and Operations Manager BS (1985) Humboldt State University MF (1989) Oregon State University PhD (2009) Oregon State University

Forest Manager BS (2004) Oregon State University

Student Logging Training Program Manager Harvesting, Worker Safety BS (1983) Oregon State University

Business Manager BS (1992) Linfield College MPH (2010) Oregon State University

Reforestation and Site Preparation

Precommercial Thinning (PCT)

„„ 278 slash piles burned totaling 3,318 tons of slash.

„„ Completed 129 acres of PCT on the McDonald/Dunn Forests.

„„ Completed 143 acres of spring herbicide application on the McDonald/Dunn Forests and 187 acres of fall herbicide application on the McDonald and Blodgett Forests to reduce competition and invasive plants, and prepare sites for planting. „„ Planted 67,861 Douglas-fir and western redcedar 2-0 seedlings on the Blodgett tract (2012 harvest units). „„ Planted 34,749 Douglas-fir and western redcedar 2-0 seedlings on the McDonald/Dunn Forests (2012 harvest units).

„„ Completed 4 acres of PCT on the Oberteuffer tract.

Student Logging Training Program „„ Trained 12 students in harvesting methods and design. Students gain first-hand experience in safety procedures, tree falling, log manufacturing, skyline layout, log loading, and skidder and yarder operation.

Table 1. Timber Harvest Statistics Board Feet Forest Tract

2012-2013

2013-2014

616,370

2,110,000

4,816,530

1,359,000

Cameron

124,860

none

TOTALS

5,557,760

3,469,000

McDonald Dunn

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College Research Forests „„ Completed 20 acres of commercial thinning and 38 acres of clearcut harvests. „„ Total of 777,000 board feet harvested by the Student Logging Training Program.

Roads and Road Maintenance „„ Improved road grade, alignment, and installed larger culvert (replaced 24” culvert with a 48-incher) on the Cameron tract to facilitate pole harvest.

Student Workers „„ Employed 6 student workers that assist with reforestation, tree marking, trail and arboretum maintenance, roads, and social media (newsletter, website, and Facebook).

Recreation Program

„„ New gate and road signage installed on the McDonald/Dunn Forests.

„„ Volunteers: ƒƒ New 0.5 FTE volunteer coordinator hired ƒƒ Core volunteers (1,300 hours): Trail crew, Peavy Arboretum Crew, Trail Patrollers ƒƒ Work parties (2,700 hours): Corvallis Youth Volunteer Corps, Eagle Scouts, HandsOn Willamette, Heart of the Valley Runners, OSU Adventure Club, OSU Center for Civic Engagement, OSU GO 300, OSU Honor’s College Student Association, Oregon Equestrian Trails, Team Dirt ƒƒ Volunteers contributed 4,000 hours (1,500 in CY12), equaling approximately $69,100 in labor.

„„ Completed post-harvest (from 2012 harvest) road rocking and grading on the Blodgett tract.

„„ Routine maintenance of existing trails by student workers and volunteers

„„ 600 Road culvert; grading; cut bank, ditch, and culvert cleaning (4.6 miles)

„„ Recreation planning process completed.

„„ Roadside spraying completed at Ram’s Dell tract to control scotch broom.

„„ Unauthorized trail survey completed.

„„ Curve widening on the Dunn Forest (110 Road) to accommodate poles from “Bolt” unit sale. „„ Roadside spraying included 177 side miles on the McDonald/Dunn Forests; 2.2 side miles for the Spaulding tract; and 34 side miles for the Blodgett tract. Developed a three-year return roadside spray program.

„„ Firehouse Trail construction completed. „„ Ongoing wooden sign rehabilitation. „„ Trailhead kiosk improvements made across the forests. „„ Bridge traction tests completed. „„ Handmade benches installed as part of a fundraiser for recreation program. „„ Installed OFRI QR Codes for tree identification in Arboretum. „„ Installed new kiosk for Arboretum directory. „„ Installed a dog waste station trial.

Plans for 2014-2015 Forest Research „„ On-going maintenance of long-term studies. „„ Complete GIS-based inventory of current and older research studies.

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College Research Forests Forest Management „„ New Forest Plan development to include all forest tracts. „„ Appraisal of Blodgett Tract

Outreach and Engagement, Community Events „„ GO Day event „„ STEM Academy „„ Other small and large community events

Timber Harvests „„ Harvest 6.1 million board feet of timber utilizing thinning, clearcut, group selection and shelterwood harvest methods.

Reforestation and Site Preparation „„ Pile burning and herbicide application on 33-acre clearcut harvest „„ Reforestation of 33-acres clearcut areas „„ Interplanting on 2013 harvests (120 acres)

Precommercial Thinning (PCT) „„ 150 acres of PCT on Blodgett and McDonald/Dunn Forests

Student Logging Training Program „„ Train 12-15 students in timber harvest operations

Roads and Road Maintenance „„ Continue road junction signage (fill-in, mileposts). „„ Drainage structure inventory: location, condition, length, diameter, material, functional classification. „„ On-going maintenance of ditch relief culverts „„ Conduct drainage structure assessment „„ Soap Creek large wood structure placement. A cooperative project with ODFW Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) „„ Provide harvest access for Student Logging Training Program for 2015

„„ Provide Research Forests 2015 harvest access „„ Conduct rock pit evaluation for potential future development. „„ Improve roads that currently are inaccessible to roadside spraying.

Student Workers „„ Continue student worker program. Hire 4-6 students during the year to perform forest management, recreation, and road work and maintenance.

Recreation Program „„ Hire a 1.0 FTE Recreation Field Coordinator „„ Enhance volunteer program and training „„ Undertake Vineyard Mountain Trail construction „„ Complete CCC Trail in Peavy Arboretum „„ Make trail improvements from suggestions of recreation focus group process

On-going trail maintenance „„ Complete site design and maintenance plan for Peavy Arboretum „„ Finalize interpretive education plan „„ Continue recreation planning process (internal phase) „„ Development of formal fundraising campaign

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Service Units Finance and Administration Roger Admiral

Business Center Manager

Penny Wright

Forestry Finance and Accounting Manager

Patricia Cordova Accountant 2

Christina Fierro Accountant 2

Alan Rudisill

Accountant 1

Kristie Williams Accountant 1

Glenn Folkert Buyer 2

Kimberly Stutzman

Manager, Human Resources

Megan Hickman

Human Resources Consultant 1

Kelly Peck

Human Resources Consultant 1

Jenna Reeves

Human Resources Consultant 2

John Mikkelson

Director of College Projects and Maintenance

Forestry Computing Resources Mike Altimus Director

Terralyn Vandetta Associate Director

Communications Group Caryn M. Davis

Assistant Director, Communications Editor-In-Chief, Publications

Sandra Arbogast

Senior Graphic Designer

Paul Foshay

Senior Systems Support Specialist

Wade Dwyer IT Consultant

Rob Hart

Information Technology Consultant

Mark Klopsch

Research Network Administrator

Hans Luh

Web / Database Programmer

Jerry Mohr

Research Computing Coordinator

Sean SanRomani

Research Computing Systems

Chris Smith

Coordinator, Web Communications

Matt Viehdorfer

Analyst Programmer

Ken West

Research Network Administrator

Scott Nason

Maintenance Mechanic

Luke Sether

Maintenance Worker 2

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Awards, Offices & Distinctions Adams, P. ƒƒ Invited to serve (15th year) as Chair of Oregon SAF Policy and Legislation Committee, a group of 16 from major sectors of the forestry profession ƒƒ Editor, “A Professional View of Forestry Issues in Oregon,” a booklet with position statements and other information about the Oregon SAF, for public leaders and interested Oregonians ƒƒ Primary author/editor, Update of OR SAF position statement on “Clearcutting.” Editor, Update of position statement on “Active Management to Achieve and Maintain Healthy Forests” ƒƒ Bi-monthly news contributor, “Policy Scoreboard” (forest policy news and info), Western Forester, regional newsletter for forestry professionals ƒƒ Editor, OR SAF letter to Sen. Ron Wyden with detailed comments on his eastside forestry bill, S. 1301, September 2013 ƒƒ Co-author (with Robert Malmsheimer, Sharon Friedman, Jay O’Laughlin), Guest commentary, The Oregonian, October 6, 2013, on issues related to federal forestry legislation, “Give Equal Thought to Timber Harvest” ƒƒ Co-author (with Robert Malmsheimer, Sharon Friedman, Jay O’Laughlin), “How to Get Your OpEd Commentary Published,” The Forestry Source (national SAF newsletter), December 2013. ƒƒ Chair, Policy and Legislation Committee, Oregon SAF, leadership for meetings and other activities and ongoing support. 15th year of continued service ƒƒ Member, Executive Committee, Oregon SAF, several meetings and ongoing support activity ƒƒ Member, Outreach and Education Committee, Watersheds Research Cooperative; service included planning assistance for forest watershed research workshop for Oregon policy and decision makers, November 2013, Salem ƒƒ Member, forestry and water resource publication advisory group, OR Forest Resources Inst.; service in 2013 included interview and technical review for a new OFRI Special Report related to forestry and water resources ƒƒ Invited reviewer, forestry BMP publication, Univ. Idaho Extension Service ƒƒ Member, Starker Lectures Program Committee. Activities include program and tour planning, speaker contacts and local hosting, discussion events, tour participation. During 2013, I also made a presentation about soils and forest practices considerations on the Capstone Field Tour. ƒƒ Member and College of Forestry representative, OSU Curriculum Council. This is a major OSU committee

with substantial responsibilities and frequent meetings during the academic year to review Category I and II proposals related to curricula and degree programs. ƒƒ Member, Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department Promotion and Tenure Committee. Related service in 2013 included lead authorship of two evaluation letters, one for a candidate for promotion and another for a faculty midterm review.

Albers, J. ƒƒ Co-editor, Environmental & Resource Economics ƒƒ World Congress of Environment and Resource Economists Programme Committee ƒƒ Program Leader, Coastal Conservation Collaborative, Environment for Development Initiative ƒƒ Fulbright Scholar (Tanzania) ƒƒ OSU College of Forestry Dean’s Award for International Programs

Argerich, A. ƒƒ Travel grant to attend the 2013 Earth Cube workshop "Integrating the inland waters geochemistry, biogeochemistry and fluvial sedimentology communities" at Boulder, Colorado, USA, April 2426, 2013 ƒƒ StreamchemDB website awarded "Featured Website" in Oregon State University, College of Forestry ƒƒ Argerich, S. Johnson and L. Ashkenas. 2013. Trask Paired Watershed Cooperative- 2013 Fall meeting: “Temporal variability in stream metabolism,” Corvallis, OR, November 20, 2013

Bailey, J. ƒƒ 2008-2013 Faculty Advisor to OSU Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters and Oregon SAF Executive Committee ƒƒ 2011-2013 Faculty Advisor to OSU Student Association for Fire Ecology – the “Pyromaniacs” ƒƒ US Fish and Wildlife Service Dry Forest Landscape Working Group and Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan Science Review Committee ƒƒ Associate Editor for Forest Science ƒƒ OSU Task for Learning Management Systems (2013-2014) ƒƒ OSU Global Learning Initiative Task Force, 2011-2013 ƒƒ Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department Graduate Program Faculty and AoC lead, 2010-2013 ƒƒ College of Forestry, Curriculum and Advising Committee, 2010-2013

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Awards, Offices & Distinctions Baur, J. ƒƒ Manuscript reviewer, Northeast Regional Recreation Conference, 2013

Betts, M. ƒƒ Panel member, NSF, Division of Environmental Biology ƒƒ Member, Executive Committee of the Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica ƒƒ Member, HJ Andrews Executive Committee

Bishaw, B. ƒƒ Board of Directors, Association for Temperate Agroforestry in North America ƒƒ Program Manager, Watershed Workgroup, CorvallisGondar Sister Cities Association

Boston, K. ƒƒ Aufderheide Award for excellence in teaching ƒƒ Member, Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department Undergraduate curriculum committee ƒƒ College of Forestry Faculty Advisor for Student SAF Club ƒƒ Member, OSU WIC board and assessment ƒƒ Member, OSU Graduate Admittance Committee ƒƒ Contributor to OSU Academic Regulations ƒƒ Treasurer for Phi Kappa Phi ƒƒ Associate Editor, Forest Science ƒƒ Reviewer of undergraduate engineering work for qualification towards PE exam

Campbell, J. ƒƒ Helped prepare a symposium hosted by Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague: “Structural and Functional Attributes of Natural Early-seral Forest Ecosystems”

Creighton, J. ƒƒ Member, Climate Science Initiative (CSI) Professional Development Committee, Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) ƒƒ Member, eXtension Community of Practice: Fire in the West ƒƒ Member, Oregon State Prescribed Fire Council steering committee ƒƒ Member, Washington State Prescribed Fire Council steering committee ƒƒ Member, WSU BioEarth Stakeholder Advisory group ƒƒ Deputy – IUFRO Extension and Knowledge Exchange Working Party 9.01.03. 2011–2014

Eisenberg, C. ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Advisor to Black Earth Institute Member, Advisory Board, Western Aspen Alliance Member, Advisory Board, Living with Wolves Research Associate, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Program ƒƒ Peer reviewer, the California Gray Wolf Management Plan and Endangered Species Act Listing Proposal for California Fish and Wildlife ƒƒ Peer reviewer, the Gray Wolf Delisting Proposal for US Fish and Wildlife Service

Fitzgerald, S. ƒƒ Honorable Mention from the Western Extension Directors Association Award for Excellence in Extension Programs for the development and implementation of the Land Stewards Program, a program which develops skills in all aspects of rural land management and provides for volunteer opportunities for the program graduates ƒƒ Member, 2013 Master Woodland Manager Steering Committee ƒƒ Member, 2013 Partnership for forestry education ƒƒ 2013 Facilitator for 4-H Shooting Sports Focus Group ƒƒ Education and Forest Policy Chair, Central Oregon SAF ƒƒ Member, OSAF Policy and Legislation Committee ƒƒ Member, Fire Working Group ƒƒ Member, Silviculture Working Group ƒƒ Member, 2013 Society of Range Management ƒƒ Member, 2013 International Society of Arboriculture ƒƒ Member, 2013 Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) ƒƒ Member, 2013 Central Oregon Community College Forest Technology Advisory Board ƒƒ Board member, 2013 Project Wildfire Committee, Deschutes County ƒƒ Member, 2013 Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee ƒƒ Member, 2013 Ochoco Forest Collaborative, member ƒƒ Member, 2013 Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project ƒƒ Advisory member, 2013 Northwest Fire Science Consortium ƒƒ 2013 Oregon Prescribed Fire Council, Board of Directors ƒƒ 2013 Participated in the Dean’s New Priorities Process within the College of Forestry ƒƒ Member, 2013 Search Committee for FE/FOR 312 Field School Instructor position

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Awards, Offices & Distinctions ƒƒ Member, 2013 OSU Extension Association ƒƒ 2013 Keep Oregon Green, member representing OSU College of Forestry

Ganio, L. ƒƒ Expert Advisor to Oregon Department of Justice ƒƒ Judge of statistics presentations/poster for Academic Creativity and Excellence Day, Northwest Christian University, May 2013

Grimm, K. ƒƒ Faculty advisor for Women in Science, a group that provides lectures and informational workshops that are applicable to this demographic ƒƒ Co-founder, Secretary, Oregon Postdoctoral Association ƒƒ Website Manager, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group–Association of American Geographers (CAPE–AAG)

Hall, T. E. ƒƒ Associate Editor, Science Communication ƒƒ Member, US Forest Service National Wilderness Information Management Team ƒƒ Member, US Forest Service Wilderness Character Technical Team

Harmon, M. ƒƒ Board of the Northwest Science Association (NWSA) and Chair, 2013 Annual Meeting Committee for NWSA

Hatten, J. ƒƒ 2013 Organizer and Presider, Symposium: Soil Mechanisms Controlling Forest Responses to Management and Environmental Change, Tampa, FL, November 3-6, 2013 ƒƒ 2012-2013 Committee Member, search committee for OSU Forest Hydrologist Faculty ƒƒ 2013 Committee Member, search committee for College of Forestry Research Program Administrator

Hilker, T. ƒƒ Led the successful nomination of Dr. Nicholas Coops (UBC) for the prestigious Carl Pulfrich Award 2013 ƒƒ Search Committees for Departmental Forest Economics and Forest Management Positions ƒƒ CoF Computing Committee ƒƒ CoF Professional Forestry Degree ƒƒ Chair, Peer Teaching Review ƒƒ Graduate Representative, COEAS ƒƒ Proxy in University Senate (K. Puettmann)

Howe, G. ƒƒ Associate Editor, Population and Evolutionary Genetics, Frontiers in Genetics ƒƒ Associate Editor, Special Topic: Seasonality of woody plants in cold climates: adaptations, regulation and modeling, Frontiers in Plant Science ƒƒ Member, proposal review panel, USDA AFRI Program on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture ƒƒ Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the AdapTree Project (Canada) ƒƒ Member, Steering Committee, Tree Genes Initiative (Institute of Forest Biology)

Jayawickrama, K. ƒƒ Member, organizing committee for Forest Genetics 2013 ƒƒ Member, organizing committee for Northwest Seed Orchard Managers Association 2013 ƒƒ Deputy Coordinator, IUFRO Working Party 2.02.05 – Breeding and genetic resources of Pacific Northwest conifers

Jensen, E. ƒƒ Faculty Collaboration Award from COF Forestry and Natural Resources Extension ƒƒ Gold Award for One-to-Full Color Popular Publications. From Association for Communication Excellence, for Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests ƒƒ Mary Rellegert Forestry Educators Award from Oregon Department of Forestry (State Forester’s Award)

Johnson, K.N. ƒƒ Expert testimony before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Washington, DC, June 25, 2013

Kellogg, L. ƒƒ Council on Forest Engineering 2013 Forest Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award ƒƒ Chair, Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department Field School Instructor Search Committee ƒƒ Committee Member, Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department Forest Operations Tenure Track Position Search ƒƒ Editorial Board Member for forest harvesting and engineering, Southern Forests Journal (Southern Hemisphere) ƒƒ Klamath Tribes forest restoration harvest planning work

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Awards, Offices & Distinctions ƒƒ Delivered Distance Learning Harvesting Operations course on-line and on-campus at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia ƒƒ Developed a Skyline Thinning Layout and Logging Workshop and presented the workshop in Korea

Kiser, J. ƒƒ Co-Chair, COF Safety Committee ƒƒ Chair, Peer Teaching Review ƒƒ COF Instrument Room Management – refurbishing and reinstallation of the annual inventory, student staff training on customer service ƒƒ Report and presentation on COF Field School – Weyerhaeuser Special Group Meeting ƒƒ Report and presentation on COF Field School – COF Education Council ƒƒ Presentation on Internship Success – Weyerhaeuser Committee

Knowles, C. ƒƒ Invited to join the board of the WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network in 2013. This group helps support sustainability in the global forest industry. He is the first board member from academia to join this organization. ƒƒ Serves on the education committee of the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA)

Krankina, O. ƒƒ Member, Steering Committee of the International Boreal Forest Research Association ƒƒ Member of Executive Committee of GOFC-GOLD Program ƒƒ Member of proposal review panel for NASA-ROSES Interdisciplinary Science Program ƒƒ Officer of the IUFRO Working Party 8.01.05-Subalpine and Boreal Ecosystems

Lachenbruch, B. ƒƒ Member, Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Wood Structure in Biology and Ecology ƒƒ Panel member, NSF, Division of Integrative Organismic Systems (IOS), Directory for Biological Sciences ƒƒ Council Member, International Association of Wood Anatomists ƒƒ Coordinator, IUFRO, Understanding wood variability, 5.01.08 ƒƒ Fulbright Fellow (France, China)

Latta, G. ƒƒ The Schlamadinger Prize in climate change: forestry, land use and bioenergy, 2013. The journal Climate Policy awarded researchers the Schlamadinger Price of the Year 2013 for the best journal paper on climate change, forestry, land use and bioenergy. ƒƒ US EPA, USDA, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada co-sponsored biennial Forestry and Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Modeling Forum, Organizing Committee, 2013

Law, B. ƒƒ Subject Editor, Global Change Biology ƒƒ Member, American Geophysical Union – Large-Scale Experiment Technical Committee ƒƒ American Geophysical Union Fellow ƒƒ Lead Author, National Climate Assessment, reviewer of IPCC assessment ƒƒ Expert testimony, Senate Briefing on forest carbon – US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works ƒƒ Member, review panel for NOAA Global Monitoring Division ƒƒ Member, Picarro Inc. Science Advisory Board ƒƒ Member, AmeriFlux Science Steering Committee and AmeriFlux Management Program ƒƒ Member, Climate Users Advisory Group, CARBONES project of EU Seventh Framework Programme on Environment, for quantifying and understanding global CO2 surface fluxes to support climate modelers’ needs ƒƒ Member, advisory board of the European Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) ƒƒ Member, advisory board of GHG-Europe ƒƒ Member, advisory board for the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute ƒƒ Leopold Leadership Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Leshchinsky, B. ƒƒ Leader of committee developing a Policy Option Proposal for Managed Watershed Research ƒƒ ABET Accreditation Committee, Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department, OSU ƒƒ Forestry Computing Committee, College of Forestry, OSU ƒƒ Graduate Faculty and Committee Member in Sustainable Forest Management ƒƒ Graduate Faculty and Committee Member in Civil and Construction Engineering

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Awards, Offices & Distinctions ƒƒ Graduate Faculty and Committee Member in Water Resource Engineering ƒƒ Served at Oregon Forest Resources Institute Technology and Career Expo. Spoke to three high schools about careers in Forest Engineering and Operations, including a presentation about various aspects of the profession, how the Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department at OSU is a great environment and future studies ƒƒ Serving as reviewer in ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering ƒƒ Geosynthetics committee, American Society of Civil Engineers ƒƒ Moderator, GeoCongress 2014

Lindberg, K. ƒƒ Associate Editor, Leisure Sciences ƒƒ Invited chair of the Nordic Symposium “Session 6.2: Nature-based tourism.”

Luoma, D. ƒƒ Liaison for Amateur Societies, mycological Society of America ƒƒ Board of Directors, Native Plant Society of Oregon, and Chair of the Field Research Grants Committee

Maguire, D. ƒƒ Section Editor, Forest Systems ƒƒ Tenure and Promotion Committee; Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department, 2013-2014 ƒƒ Forest Ecosystems and Society Department Head Search Committee, 2013 ƒƒ Forest Operations Search Committee, 2013 ƒƒ International Programs Advisory Committee, 2011-present ƒƒ Starker Lecture Committee, 2008-present ƒƒ Dilworth Committee, 1999-present

Montgomery, C. ƒƒ Western Forest Economists, Chairman of the Board ƒƒ Editorial Board, Natural Resource Modeling

Morzillo, A. ƒƒ Membership Liaison, International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) ƒƒ Member, Awards Committee, International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) ƒƒ Co-chair, NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award

ƒƒ Member, Conservation Committee, American Society of Mammologists ƒƒ Proposal Reviewer, BLM Joint Fire Science Program ƒƒ Proposal Reviewer, EPA STAR Fellowship Program ƒƒ Member, Forest Park Wildlife Technical Advisory Committee, Portland Parks and Recreation Department ƒƒ Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU

Needham, M. ƒƒ Editor-in-Chief, Human Dimensions of Wildlife ƒƒ Associate Editor, Journal of Leisure Research ƒƒ Associate Editor, Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism ƒƒ Associate Editor, Leisure Sciences ƒƒ Guest Editor of special issues for Leisure Sciences and Tourism in Marine Environments ƒƒ Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award in Forest Ecosystems and Society in 2013 ƒƒ Member and expert advice, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Beaver Working Group ƒƒ Member and expert advice, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Social and Economic Research Working Group (Oregon Marine Reserves Process)

Nelson, M. ƒƒ Member, NSF Site Review Team, Niwot Ridge LTER, University of Colorado ƒƒ Member, Site Review Team, SESYNC (National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center) University of Maryland and the National Science Foundation

Olsen, C. ƒƒ Ad-hoc chair, the College of Forestry Diversity and Social Justice Committee ƒƒ Program Committee Member, International Smoke Symposium, Adelphi, MD, October 21-25, 2013 ƒƒ Recipient, OSU College of Forestry Dean’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Service

Puettmann, K. ƒƒ Member, International Task Force to evaluate current status and experiences with converting to close-tonature forestry in the Danish State Forests ƒƒ A Critique of Silviculture received the Bulkley Valley Research Center for Natural Resources Research and Management’s 2013 Jim Pojar Award. “This award recognizes an outstanding publication that promotes understanding of sustainable natural resource use in northwest British Columbia”

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Awards, Offices & Distinctions Reed, M. ƒƒ Recipient, Watershed Steward award – Mary’s River Watershed Council

Ries, P. ƒƒ Member, Board of Directors, International Society of Arboriculture ƒƒ Chair, Conference Program Committee, International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada ƒƒ Curriculum Chair, Municipal Forestry Institute ƒƒ Recipient, Award of Achievement, Society of Municipal Arborists

Reuter, R. ƒƒ Associate Editor, Natural Areas Journal ƒƒ Member, Soil Science Society of America Soil Judging Committee ƒƒ Member, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development Professional Review Panel

Ripple, W. ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

OSU University Distinguished Professorship Editorial Board, Biological Conservation Member, Scientific board, Living with Wolves Member, Fellow Award selection Committee, ASPRS

Rosenberger, R. ƒƒ Associate Editor, Journal of Leisure Research

Rose, R. ƒƒ College Promotion and Tenure Committee ƒƒ College Scholarship Committee ƒƒ Forestry Executive Committee

Ross, D. ƒƒ Moderator, New Directions in Bark Beetle Pheromone Research and Development, Western Forest Insect Work Conference, Coeur d’Alene, ID. ƒƒ Chair, Western Forest Insect Work Conference Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee ƒƒ Member, USDA Forest Service, National Bark Beetle Technical Working Group (formerly National Bark Beetle Steering Committee)

Salwasser, H. ƒƒ APLU BNR Roadmap grant administrator, providing oversight and participation in writing the Roadmap for Natural Resources Research, Education and Outreach

ƒƒ Member, the third Indian Forest Management Assessment Team and member of the External Review Panel for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Schulze, M. ƒƒ Board Member, the Organization of Biological Field stations ƒƒ Representative, USFS Willamette National Forest education committee ƒƒ Member, Central Cascades Adaptive Management Partnership Steering Committee ƒƒ Panelist, National Science Foundation DEB ƒƒ OSU College of Forestry Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service ƒƒ Advisor, Tropical Forest Institute, a Brazilian organization dedicated to developing, teaching and promoting sustainable tropical forest management practices

Segura, C. ƒƒ Member, Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department Graduate Program Faculty and two areas of concentration for Sustainable Forest Management ƒƒ Reviewer for Water Resources Research ƒƒ Reviewer for Hydrological Processes ƒƒ Reviewer for Journal of Geophysical Research ƒƒ Reviewer for Journal of the American Water Resources Association ƒƒ Reviewer for Journal of Hydrology ƒƒ Reviewer for EOS ƒƒ Guest Editor, Third Special Issue of the British Journal of Environment and Climate Change

Sessions, J. ƒƒ OSBEELS Liaison and Examiner for Professional Forest Engineering Registration Examination ƒƒ Co-chair, Independent Assessment Team for Indian Forests and Forest Management (Congressional Assessment). This is a $1.3 million grant through Intertribal Timber Council. ƒƒ Harvest Scheduling Support for Oregon Department of Forestry ƒƒ Harvest Scheduling Support for Governor Kitzhaber’s Panel for O&C Counties ƒƒ OSU Chapter, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Board Member, Membership Chair, Fellowship Chair ƒƒ Society of American Foresters National Award in Forest Science

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Awards, Offices & Distinctions ƒƒ Chair, Graduate Program of Sustainable Forest Management ƒƒ Chair, Department Promotion and Tenure Committee ƒƒ Chair, Department Forest Management Search Committee ƒƒ Member, College Fellowship Committee ƒƒ Member, College Graduate Advisory Committee ƒƒ Member, ES Promotion Committee for Badege Bishaw ƒƒ Member, Forest Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum Committee ƒƒ COF liaison member, College of Engineering Curriculum Committee ƒƒ Forest Operations Undergraduate Degree Lead Advisor ƒƒ Member, OSU International Degree Committee

Shaw, D. ƒƒ Chair, Forest Hydrologist Search Committee ƒƒ Member, Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department Promotion and Tenure Committee ƒƒ Member, Starker Chair Search Committee ƒƒ Member, Wood Science and Engineering Department Promotion and Tenure Committee (Knowles)

Skaugset, A. ƒƒ OSU, IWW, Executive Committee ƒƒ Chair, OSU College of Forestry Promotion and Tenure Committee ƒƒ Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department Hydrology Search Committee ƒƒ College of Forestry, Fisheries Post-doc Search Committee ƒƒ FE and FM Curriculum Committee

Shelby, B. ƒƒ Member, River Management Society awards committee ƒƒ Member and technical advisor, State of Oregon Scenic Waterways Task Force ƒƒ Advisor, appointed by the US 9th Circuit Court, to provide oversight and comment on the Merced River Plan (Yosemite National Park)

Shindler, B. (Emeritus) ƒƒ Keynote speaker, 2014 Wildland Fire Canada Symposium. Halifax, Nova Scotia ƒƒ Proposal reviewer, Joint Fire Science Program

Still, C. ƒƒ Co-convener, special session for the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting ƒƒ Co-organizer of a National Evolutionary Synthesis Center Working Group meeting in Durham, NC, April 2013

Strauss, S. ƒƒ Panelist/reviewer for Genome Canada’s Large Scale Applied Forest Genomics Research Projects ƒƒ Member, Governor’s Task Force on GMO crops in Oregon

Temesgen, H. ƒƒ Nominated to serve on the 2014-2019 International Union of Forestry Research Organization Board ƒƒ Invited to join a team of 10 foreign scholars selected to develop a “flagship” research program for longterm Forest Observational Studies in China. Scholars were selected from Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, India, Mexico, Spain, Ukraine, and USA. ƒƒ Member, International Programs Advisory Committee, COF (2013-Present) ƒƒ Board member, OSU Phi Kappa Phi (2011-2014) ƒƒ Search committee member, International Program Manager Position through COF ƒƒ Chair, Peer Teaching Review ƒƒ Co-lead, Sustainable Forest Management Graduate Program, Biometrics and Geomatics Area of Concentration, 2011-2013 ƒƒ Coordinator, International Union of Forestry Research Organizations Research Group 4.01 – Forest Mensuration and Modeling ƒƒ Associate Editor, Forestry Ecology and Management, 2010- present. ƒƒ Associate Editor, Western Journal of Applied Forestry Research, 2010-2013 ƒƒ Member, British Columbia Professional Foresters Association ƒƒ Member, American Statistical Association ƒƒ Member, The International Biometric Society ƒƒ Member, Society of American Foresters ƒƒ Member, Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ƒƒ Member, Canadian Institute of Forestry ƒƒ Scientific Committee Member, 2013. Quantitative methods, Applications, and Issues in Natural Resources: regulation, development, use and conservation. International Environmetrics Society Annual Conference, June 10-14, Anchorage, AK.

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Awards, Offices & Distinctions ƒƒ Session Moderator, 2013. Statistical Challenges in Forestry and Natural Resources. International Environmetrics Society Meeting, June 20-22, 2013, Anchorage, AK.

Turner, D. ƒƒ Member, NASA Land Processes DAAC User Working Group ƒƒ Fulbright Scholar (Sweden)

Tynon, J. ƒƒ Associate Editor, Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Research ƒƒ Extramural funding and Sponsored Research

White, E. ƒƒ Lead, Forest Policy Analysis and Economics Area of Concentration, Sustainable Forest Management graduate degree program ƒƒ Economic impact gap analysis for Oregon State recreation agencies. Presentation to Oregon State Parks. August 2013, Salem, OR ƒƒ Decision-making behavior of NIPF landowners in central and southern Oregon. Presentation to Deschutes National Forest Interdisciplinary Team and Deschutes Forest Collaborative. May 2013, Bend, OR ƒƒ Decision-making behavior of NIPF landowners in central and southern Oregon. Presentation to Fremont-Winema National Forest Interdisciplinary Team. May 2013, Lakeview, OR ƒƒ Member, Governor’s Oregon Solutions Sweet Home Community Forest Corridor project in Sweet Home Oregon, Project Leadership Team ƒƒ Co-coordinator, Sweet Home All-Lands Collaborative, Sweet Home, OR

Wimer, J. ƒƒ Oregon Logging Conference, awarded role as 2nd Vice President, 2013 ƒƒ Promoted to Chair, Council on Forest Engineering, 2013 ƒƒ COF Safety Committee, 2005-2013 ƒƒ COF Logging Sports, 2011-2013: Spring Thaw and Fall Frost, approximately 130 competitors

ƒƒ COF Board of Visitors: Presentation on Student Logging Training Program, June 18-19, 2013 ƒƒ OR-OSHA Logging Code Committee Member, 1998- 2013. The committee consists of members from OR-OSHA and experts from industry. I was requested to serve on the committee because of my expertise in the area of logging safety. The committee was charged with the task of recognizing new technologies, organizing the code into a meaningful organization and to address directions from the Federal OSHA. We continue to work on the development of the logging code. The code committee at this point meets on a quarterly basis. ƒƒ Oregon logging Conference, 2010–2013 ƒƒ Chairman Employee review, 2012–2013 ƒƒ Resolutions Report committee ƒƒ Proposal to allow FOM students access to the Fundamentals of Land Surveying Exam is now established in a Oregon Administrative Rule ƒƒ Pacific Logging Congress, 2012–2013 ƒƒ Advisory board member, WR COFE, 2009–2013 ƒƒ Jerry Sedlack memorial scholarship committee, 2011-2013

Wing, M. ƒƒ Coordinator, ABET ƒƒ Natural Resources Undergraduate Degree Steering Committee ƒƒ Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department Forest Engineering Curriculum Committee ƒƒ Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department Forestry Instructor Search Committee ƒƒ Co-lead, Sustainable Forest Management Graduate Program, Biometrics and Geomatics Area of Concentration ƒƒ President, OSU Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2013 ƒƒ Faculty Advisor and Chapter Founder, OSU Unmanned Vehicle Systems International ƒƒ Proposal to allow FOM students access to the Fundamentals of Land Surveying Exam is now established in a Oregon Administrative Rule

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Publications Abrams, J, and JC Bliss. 2013. Amenity landownership, land use change, and the re-creation of "working landscapes." Society & Natural Resources 26(7):845– 859. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41619 Acker, SA, J Kertis, H Bruner, K O'Connell, and J Sexton. 2013. Dynamics of coarse woody debris following wildfire in a mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) forest. Forest Ecology and Management 302:231–239. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/39688 Adams, DM, and CA Montgomery. 2013. Economic analysis of forest products markets, chapter 136 in Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, ed. J Shogren. Elsevier Science, San Diego. Adams, PW, ed. 2013. A Professional View of Forestry Issues in Oregon: Position statements of the Oregon Society of American Foresters. Oregon SAF, Portland OR. 24 p. Aguiniga, F, M Jaiswal, JO Sai, D Cox, R Gupta, and JW van de Lindt. 2013. Experimental study of tsunami on structures, in Coastal Hazard, Trends in Engineering Mechanics, Special publication No. 2 EMI-ASCE. Akay, A, K Aruga, P Bettinger, and J Sessions. 2013. Using optimization techniques in designing forest roads and road networks. Journal of the Bartin Faculty Forestry 15(1–2):49–62. Online at http://bof.bartin.edu.tr/ journal/index_dosyalar/page0033.html. Albers, HJ. 2013. Spatial management of renewable natural resources, pp. 119–123 in Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, vol. 2, ed. JF Shogren. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Albers, HJ, and EJZ Robinson. 2013. A Review of the Spatial Economics of Non-timber Forest Product Extraction: Implications for Policy. Ecological Economics 92 (August):87–95. Albers, HJ, and EJZ Robinson. 2013. Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, pp. 78–85 in Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, vol. 2, ed. JF Shogren. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Allan, C, B Shindler, and A Curtis. 2013. Watershed-scale adaptive management: a social science perspective. In Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrating Natural and Social Sciences, ed. J. Stanturf et al. World Forests, Springer Science. Anderson, N, JG Jones, D Page-Dumroese, D McCollum, S Baker, D Loeffler, and W Chung. 2013. A comparison of producer gas, biochar, and activated carbon from two distributed scale thermochemical conversion systems used to process forest biomass. Energies 6:164–183. doi:10.3390/en6010164 Antony, F, LR Schimleck, RF Daniels, and A Clark. 2013. Effect of mid-rotation fertilization on stiffness and strength of loblolly pine wood. IAWA Journal 34(2):127–134. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/47391 Argerich, A, SL Johnson, SD Sebestyen, CC Rhoades, EA Greathouse, J Knoepp, MB Adams, GE Likens, JL Campbell, WH McDowell, FN Scatena, and GG Ice. 2013. Trends in stream nitrogen concentrations for forested reference catchments across the USA. Environmental

Research Letters 8(1). http://hdl.handle.net/1957/37893 Barnard, DM, B Lachenbruch, KA McCulloh, P Kitin, and FC Meinzer. 2013. Do ray cells provide a pathway for radialapoplastic water movement in the stems of conifer trees? American Journal of Botany 100:322–331. Bauhus, J, KJ Puettmann, and C Kuehne. 2013. Is Close-toNature Forest Management in Europe Compatible with Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Forest Ecosystems? In Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems: Building Resilience to the Challenge of Global Change, ed. C. Messier, KJ Puettmann, and KD Coates. Earthscan, London. Baur, JWR, JF Tynon, and E Gómez. 2013. Attitudes about urban nature parks: A case study of users and nonusers in Portland, Oregon. Landscape and Urban Planning 117:100–111 Baur, JWR, JF Tynon, and E Gómez. 2013. Urban nature parks and neighborhood social health in Portland, Oregon. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 31(4):23–44. Baur, JWR, JF Tynon, P Ries, and R Rosenberger. 2013. Public attitudes about outdoor recreation as an urban forest ecosystem service in Oregon. Proceedings of the 2013 Northeast Recreation Research Symposium. Beck, S, and J Sessions. 2013. Forest road access decisions for woods chip trailers using ant colony optimization and breakeven analysis. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 34(2):201–215. Behr, G, H Militz, FA Kamke, and A Kutnar. 2013. Fatigue behaviour of VTC and untreated beech wood, pp. 115–116 in Book of Abstracts: COST Action PF0904 Evaluation, Processing and Prediction of THM Treated Wood Behaviour by Experimental and Numerical Methods, ed. C-M Popescu and M-C Popescu. “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Romanian Academy. Bennett, M, S Fitzgerald, and ML Main. 2013. Mixed conifer and hardwood forest management in southwest Oregon. EM 9084, Oregon State University Extension Service, Corvallis, OR. 12 p. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44661 Bennett, VJ, Sm Pack, WP Smith, and MG Betts. 2013. Sexbiased dispersal in a rare butterfly and the implications for its conservation. Journal of Insect Conservation 17:949–958. Berkelhammer, M, J Hu, A Bailey, DC Noone, C Still, H Barnard, D Gochis, GS Hsiao, T Rahn, and A Turnipseed. The nocturnal water cycle in an open canopy forest. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres 118:10,225– 10,242. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/47919 Beschta, RL, and WJ Ripple. 2013. Are wolves saving Yellowstone’s aspen? A landscape-level test of a behaviorally mediated trophic cascade—Comment. Ecology 94:1420–1425. Betts, MG, J Verschuyl, J Giovanini, T Stokely, and AJ Kroll. 2013. Initial experimental effects of intensive forest management on avian abundance. Forest Ecology and Management 310:1036–1044. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/42468

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Publications Bishaw, B, H Neufeldt, J Mowo, A Abdelkadir, J Muriuki, G Dalle, T Assefa, K Guillozet, H Kassa, K Dawson, E Luedeling, and C Mbow. 2013. Farmers’ Strategies for Adapting to and Mitigating Climate Variability and Change through Agroforestry in Ethiopia and Kenya, ed. CM Davis, B Bernart, and A. Dmitriev. Forestry Communications Group, Oregon State University, Corvallis. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/38589 Boston, K. Forestry raw materials supply chain management, pp. 467–488 in The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations: Theoretical Foundations and Applications, ed. JG Borges, L Diaz-Balteiro, ME McDill, and LCE Rodriguez, Springer. Bowers, S, and PW Adams. 2013. Managing Woodland Roads – A Field Guide. PNW 641. OSU Extension Service, Corvallis. 104 p. Bowers, S, JE Reeb, and B Parker. 2013. Measuring your trees. OSU Extension Service EM 9058, Corvallis. 26 p. Bowers, S, JE Reeb, and B Parker. 2013. Tarif access tables: A comprehensive set. OSU Extension Service EC 1609, Corvallis. 26 p. Bräutigam, K, KJ Vining, C Lafon-Placette, CG Fossdal, M Mirouze, J-G Marcos, S Fluch, M-F Fraga, MA Guevara, D Abarca, O Johnsen, S Maury, SH Strauss, MM Campbell, A Rohde, C Díaz-Sala, and M-T Cervera. 2013. Epigenetic regulation of adaptive responses of forest tree species to the environment. Ecology and Evolution 3:399–415. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/37887 Brewer, N, A Smith, J Hatten, P Higuera, A Hudak, R Ottmar, W Tinkham, and R Kremens. 2013. Fuel moisture influences on fire-altered carbon in masticated fuels: An experimental study. Journal of Geophysical ResearchBiogeosciences 118:30–40. doi:10.1029/2012JG002079 Bruskotter, JT, JA Vuetich, S Enzler, A Treves, and MP Nelson. 2013. Removing protections for wolves and the future of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (1973). Conservation Letters:1–7. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54932 Buonopane, M, G Snider, BK Kerns, and PS Doescher. 2013. Complex restoration challenges: Weeds, seeds, and roads in a forested Wildland Urban Interface. Forest Ecology and Management 295:87–96. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/39409 Burnard, M, L Muszyński, S Leavengood, and L Ganio. 2013. An Automated Optical Method for Assessing Surface Check Development in Veneer Overlays. COST Actions FP0904 and FP1006 "Characterization of modified wood in relation to wood bonding and coating performance," October 16–18, 2013 at Rogla, Slovenia. Burton, JI, A Ares, DH Olson, and KJ Puettmann. 2013. Management tradeoffs between above-ground carbon storage and understory plant species richness in temperate forests. Ecological Applications 23(6):1297–1310. Burton, JI, A Ares, SE Mulford, DH Olson, and KJ Puettmann. 2013. Above-ground carbon storage, downed wood, and understory plant species richness after thinning in western Oregon, pp. 91–100 in Density Management in the 21st Century: West Side Story, ed. PD Anderson and

KL Ronneberg. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-880. Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR. Cahall, RE, JP Hayes, and MG Betts. 2013. Will they come? Long-term response by forest birds to experimental thinning supports the ‘‘Field of Dreams’’ hypothesis. Forest Ecology and Management 304:137–149. Campbell, JL, and A Ager. 2013. Forest wildfire, fuel reduction treatments, and Landscape carbon stocks: A sensitivity analysis. Journal of Environmental Management 121:124–132. Chen, Y, YS Yordanov, C Ma, S Strauss, and VB Busov. 2013. DR5 as a reporter system to study auxin response in Populus. Plant Cell Reports 32:453–463. Cheng, KH, L Jin, C Freitag, and JJ Morrell. 2013. Effect of biodiesel on performance of isothiazolone. Document No IRG/WP/13-30625. International Research Group on Wood Protection, Stockholm, Sweden. 7 p. Choi, B, JA Hatten, JC Dewey, and K Otsuki. 2013. Effect of timber harvesting on stormflow characteristics in headwater streams of managed, forested watersheds in the Upper Gulf Coastal Plain of Mississippi. Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University 8(2):395–402. Chung, W, G Jones, K Krueger, J Bramel, and M Contreras. 2013. Optimizing fuel treatments over time and space. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22(8):1118–1133. Ciais, P, AJ Dolman, A Bombelli, R Duren, A Peregon, PJ Rayner, C Miller, N Gobron, G Kinderman, G Marland, N Gruber, F Chevallier, RJ Andres, G Balsamo, L Bopp, F-M Breon, G Broquet, R Dargaville, TJ Battin, A Boreges, H Bovensmann, M Buchwitz, J Butler, JG Canadell, RB Cook, R DeFries, R Engelen, KR Gurney, C Heinze, M Heimann, A Held, M Henry, BE Law, S Luyssaert, J Miller, T Moriyama, C Moulin, RB Myneni, C Nussli, M Obersteiner, D Ojima, Y Pan, J-D Paris, SL Piao, B Poulter, S Plummer, S Quegan, P Raymond, M Reichstein, L Rivier, C Sabine, D Schimel, O Tarasova, R Valentini, G van der Werf, D Wickland, M Williams, and C Zehner. 2013. Current systematic carbon cycle observations and needs for implementing a policyrelevant carbon observation system. Biogeosciences Discussion 10:11447–11581. Cole, EC, and M Newton. 2013. Effects of overtopping on growth of white spruce in Alaska. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43:861–871. Cole, EC, and M Newton. 2013. Influence of streamside buffers on stream temperature response following clear-cut harvesting in western Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43:993–1005. Contreras, M, and W Chung. 2013. Developing a computerized approach for optimizing individual tree removal to efficiently reduce crown fire potential. Forest Ecology and Management 289:219–233. Creighton, J. 2013. Research Brief: Private forest owners and wildfire risk: Policy implications in a diverse population. Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Corvallis. Dauer, JM, and SS Perakis. 2013. Contribution of calcium oxalate to soil-exchangeable calcium. Soil Science 178(12):671–678. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/49126

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Publications Davis, EJ, C Moseley, C Olsen, J Abrams, and J Creighton. 2013. Diversity and dynamism of fire science user needs. Journal of Forestry 111(2):101–107. Dean Moore, K, and MP Nelson. 2013. Moving Toward a Global Moral Consensus on Environmental Action, invited essay, pp. 225–233, 412–413 in State of the World 2013, The Worldwatch Institute and Island Press. Dilkina, B, KJ Lai, R Le Bras, Y Xue, CP Gomes, A Sabharwal, J Suter, KS McKelvey, MK Schwartz, and CA Montgomery. 2013. Large landscape conservation–synthetic and realworld datasets. In Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Bellevue, WA (July 15–18, 2013). Dodson, EK, KJ Puettmann, and A Ares. 2013. Thinning effects on tree mortality and snag recruitment in western Oregon, pp. 71–78 in Density Management in the 21st Century: West Side Story, ed. PD Anderson and KL Ronneberg. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-880. Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR. Donato, DC, JB Fontaine, JB Kauffman, WD Robinson, and BE Law. 2013. Fuel mass and forest structure following stand-replacement fire and post-fire logging in a mixedevergreen forest. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22(5):652–666. Eisenberg, C, ST Seager, and DE Hibbs. 2013. Wolf, elk, and aspen food web relationships: Context and complexity. Forest Ecology and Management 299:70–80. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41631 Eskelson, BNI, H Temesgen, and PD Anderson. 2013. Sampling and modeling riparian forest structure and riparian microclimate, pp. 123–131 in Density Management in the 21st Century: West Side Story, ed. PD Anderson and KL Ronneberg. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-880. Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR. Eskelson, BNI, H Temesgen, and PD Anderson. 2013. Monitoring of relative humidity in headwater forests using correleation with air temperature. Northwest Science 87(1):40–58. Evers, LB, RF Miller, and PS Doescher. 2013. Potential effects of disturbance types and environmental variability on sagebrush-stepped community dynamics. Fire Ecology 9:doi:10.4996/fireecology.0902057. Evers, LB, RF Miller, PS Doescher, M Hemstrom, and RP Neilson. 2013. Simulating successional trajectories in sagebrush ecosystems under varying management inputs using a state-and-transition modeling framework. Rangeland Ecology and Management 66:313–329. Falk, JH, and MD Needham. 2013. Factors contributing to adult knowledge of science and technology. Journal of Research in Science Teaching 50(4):431–452. Fischer, AP, J Kline, S Charnley, and CS Olsen. 2013. Identifying policy target groups with qualitative and quantitative methods: The case of wildfire risk on nonindustrial private forest lands. Forest Policy and Economics 28:69–78. Fischer, AP, A Korejwa, J Koch, T Spies, CS Olsen, EM White,

and D Jacobs. 2013. Using the Forests, People, Fire agent-based social network model to investigate interactions in social-ecological systems. Practicing Anthropology 35(1):8–13. Fitzgerald, S, and M Bennett. 2013. A Land Managers Guide for Creating Fire-resistant Forests. EM 9087. Oregon State University Extension, Corvallis, OR. Fitzgerald, S, P Oester, and B Parker. 2013. Individual tree selection (ITS) in a northeast Oregon mixed conifer forest. EM 9083. Oregon State University Extension, Corvallis. 8 p. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/42986 Flint, B, and LD Kellogg. 2013. First Entry Commercial Thinning: A comparison of Traditional and Contemporary Harvesting Methods on Steep Slopes in the Coast Range of Oregon. In: Proceedings of the Council on Forest Engineering Annual Meeting, Missoula, MT. Flitcroft, RL, K Burnett, J Snyder, G Reeves, and L Ganio. 2013. Riverscape Patterns among Years of Juvenile Coho Salmon in Midcoastal Oregon: Implications for Conservation. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:1, 26–38. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46510 Frank, J, and MG Wing. 2013. Differential GPS effectiveness in measuring area and perimeter in forested settings. Measurement Science and Technology 24(10):105801. Franklin, JF, and KN Johnson. 2013. Ecologically Based Management: A Future for Federal Forestry in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Forestry 111(6):429–432. Franklin, JF, KN Johnson, DJ Churchill, K Hagmann, D Johnson, and J Johnston. 2013. Restoration of dry forests in eastern Oregon: a field guide. The Nature Conservancy, Portland, OR. 202 p. Frederick, SS, CS Olsen, and E Toman. 2013. Traversing through the haze: exploring the human perspective of smoke from fire. Fact sheet for the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Joint Fire Science Program. http:// www.nwfirescience.org/sites/default/files/ publications/nwfsc-rb001.pdf Freeman, P, R Rosenberger, G Sylvia, S Heppell, and M Harte. 2013. Guide for Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services to Support Nearshore Management in Oregon. Oregon Sea Grant Publication ORESU-H-13-002. Corvallis, OR. 74p. Fu, D, B Chen, J Wang, X Zhu, and T Hilker. 2013. An improved image fusion approach based on enhanced spatial and temporal adaptive reflectance fusion model. Remote Sensing 5(12):6346–6360. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46688 Garcia-Perez, B, KA Hobson, RL Powell, CJ Still, and GH Huber. 2013. Switching hemispheres: a new migration strategy for the disjunct argentinean breeding population of barn swallow (Hirundo rustica). PLoSOne 8(1):e55654. Gething, BA, JJ Janowiak, and JJ Morrell. 2013. Using computational modeling to enhance the understanding of the flow of supercritical carbon dioxide in wood material. Journal of Supercritical Fluids 82:27–33. Ghaffariyan, MR, J Sessions, and M Brown. 2013. Roadside chipping in a first thinning operation for radiata pine in South Australia. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 34(1):91–101.

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Publications Ghajar, I, A Najafi, AM Kaimimajd, K Boston, and SA Torabi. 2013. A program for cost estimation of forest roads construction using engineer’s methods. Forest Science and Technology 9(3):111–117. Goerndt, ME, VJ Monleon, and H Temesgen. 2013. Small area estimation of county-level forest attributes using ground data and remote sensed auxiliary information. Forest Science 59(2):1–13. Goñi, M, JA Hatten, RA Wheatcroft, and J Borgeld. 2013. Particulate organic matter export by two contrasting small mountainous river systems from the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. Journal of Geophysical ResearchBiogeosciences 118:1–23. doi:10.1002/jgrg.20024 Goodell, BS, and JJ Morrell. 2013. Predicting the rate of decay and the potential for misinterpretation of proper scientific method. Document No IRG/WP/13-20525. International Research Group on Wood Protection, Stockholm, Sweden. 17 p. Gordon, J, J Sessions, J Bailey, D Cleaves, V Corrao, A Leighton L Mason, M Rasmussen, H Salwasser, and M Sterner. 2013. Assessment of Indian Forests and forest management in the United States, ed. R White. Prepared for Intertribal Timber Council under P.L.101–630. Available at http//www.itcnet.org/ Grimm, KE. 2013. Doing ‘conservation’: Effects of different interpretations at an Ecuadorian volunteer tourism project. Conservation and Society, 11(3):264–276. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48576 Grotta, AT, JH Creighton, C Schnepf, and S Kantor. 2013. Family forest owners and climate change: understanding, attitudes and educational needs. Journal of Forestry 111(2):87–93. Gutiérrez, D, J Harcourt, SB Díez, J Gutiérrez Illán, and RJ Wilson. 2013. Models of presence–absence estimate abundance as well as (or even better than) models of abundance: the case of the butterfly Parnassius apollo. Landscape Ecology 28(3):401–413. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/39600 Hagmann, K, JF Franklin, and KN Johnson. 2013. Historical structure and composition of ponderosa pine and mixed-conifer forests in south-central Oregon. Forest Ecology and Management 304 (Sept.):492–504. Han, X, E Hansen, R Panwar, R Hamner, and N Orozco. 2013. Connecting market orientation, learning orientation and corporate social responsibility implementation: Is innovativeness a mediator? Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 28(8):784–796. Hansen, E. 2013. Forest Sector Response to the Great Recession: What Happened with Innovation? Wood Science and Engineering. Forest Business Solutions. Oregon State University. February 11(3):1–2. Hansen, E. 2013. Wood-based Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: New Product Development. Contributions in Education and Outreach 3d. College of Forestry. Oregon State University, Corvallis. 12 p. Hansen, E, E Nybakk, and R Panwar. 2013. Firm performance, business environment, and outlook for social and environmental responsibility during the downturn:

Findings and implications from the forest sector. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43(12):1137–1144. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46890 Hansen, E, E Nybakk, A Treus, and T Aase. 2013. Supplier Views and Impact on Innovation in the Wood Treating Industry. Wood Science and Engineering. Forest Business Solutions. Oregon State University. February 11(4):1–2. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46890 Hansen, E, R Panwar, and R Vlosky. 2013. Understanding and managing change in the global forest sector, pp. 3–14 in The Global Forest Sector: Changes, Practices, and Prospects, ed. E Hansen, R Panwar, and R Vlosky. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 471 p. Hansen, E, R Panwar, and E Nybakk. 2013. Effect of Strategic Choice on Business Performance During 2008–2011. Wood Science and Engineering. Forest Business Solutions. Oregon State University. January 11(1):1–2. Hansen, E, R Panwar, and E Nybakk. 2013. Financial Performance, CSR Engagement and Potential Benefits of CSR Engagement of US Manufacturing Firms. Wood Science and Engineering. Forest Business Solutions. Oregon State University. February 11(2):1–2. Hansen, E, R Panwar, and R Vlosky, eds. 2013. The Global Forest Sector: Changes, Practices, and Prospects. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 471 p. Harmon, ME, B Fasth, C Woodall, and J Sexton. 2013. Carbon concentration of standing and downed woody detritus: Effects of tree taxa, decay class position, and tissue type. Forest Ecology and Management 291:259–267. Hayati, E, B Majnounian, E Abdi, J Sessions, and M Makhdom. 2013. An expert-based approach in forest road network planning by combining Delphi and spatial multi-criteria evaluation. Environmental Modeling & Assessment 185(2):1767–1776. Healy, RA, ME Smith, GM Bonito, DH Pfister, Z-W Ge, GG Guevara, G Williams, K Stafford, L Kumar, T Lee, C Hobart, J Trappe, R Vilgalys, and DJ McLaughlin. 2013. High diversity and widespread occurrence of mitotic spore mats in ectomycorrhizal Pezizales. Molecular Ecology 22:1717–1732. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/35811 Heckman, K, JL Campbell, H Powers, BE Law, and C Swanston. 2013. The influence of fire on the radiocarbon signature and character of soil organic matter in the Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon, USA. Fire Ecology. 9(2):40–56. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/42737 Herrero, C, O Krankina, VJ Monleon, and F Bravo. 2013. Amount and distribution of coarse woody debris in pine ecosystems of north-western Spain, Russia and the United States. iForest-Biogeosciences and Forestry 7, 53–60. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46932 Hilker, T, GW Frazer, NC Coops, MA Wulder, GJ Newnham, JD Stewart, M van Leeuwen, and DS Culvenor. 2013. Prediction of wood fiber attributes from LiDAR-derived forest canopy indicators. Forest Science 59(2):231–242. Hilker, T, FG Hall, NC Coops, JG Collatz, TA Black, CJ Tucker, PJ Sellers, and N Grant. 2013. Remote sensing of transpiration and heat fluxes using multi-angle observations. Remote Sensing of Environment 137:31–

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Publications 42. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/43200 Houtman, RM, CA Montgomery, AR Gagnon, DE Calkin, TD Dietterich, S McGregor, and M Crowley. 2013. Allowing a wildfire to burn: Estimating the effect on future fire suppression costs. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22(7):871–882. Howe, GT, J Yu, B Knaus, R Cronn, S Kolpak, P Dolan, WW Lorenz, and JFD Dean. 2013. A SNP resource for Douglasfir: de novo transcriptome assembly and SNP detection and validation. BMC Genomics 14:137. Huang, J, K Gu, and K Li. 2013. Development and evaluation of new curing agents derived from glycerol for formaldehyde-free soy-based adhesives in wood composites. Holzforschung 67(6):659–665. Hudiburg, TW, BE Law, and PE Thornton. 2013. Evaluation and improvement of the Community Land Model (CLM 4. 0) in Oregon forests. Biogeosciences 10:453–470. Hudiburg, TW, S Luyssaert, PE Thornton, and BE Law. 2013. Interactive effects of environmental change and management strategies on regional forest carbon emissions. Environmental Science & Technology 47(22):13132–40. Humar, M, FA Kamke, and A Kutnar. 2013. Reducing set recovery of densified wood with heat treatment. In Book of Abstracts: COST Action PF0904 Evaluation, Processing and Prediction of THM Treated Wood Behaviour by Experimental and Numerical Methods, ed. C-M Popescu and M-C Popescu.“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Romanian Academy, 2013:91–92. Izaguirre, O, A Argerich, E Martí, and A Elosegi. 2013. Nutrient uptake in a stream affected by hydropower plants: comparison between stream channels and diversion canals. Hydrobiologia 712(1):105–116. doi:10.1007/ s10750-012-1354-z. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41005 Jaeger, WK, AJ Plantinga, H Chang, G Grant, D Hulse, J McDonnell, H Moradkhani, AT Morzillo, P Mote, A Nolin, M Santelmann, and J Wu. 2013. Toward a formal definition of water scarcity in natural-human systems. Water Resources Research 49:4506–4517. Jayawickrama, K, C Landgren, M Crawford, L Miller, and W Marshall. 2013. Progeny testing, orchard seed production and deployment of noble fir in Oregon and Washington, pp 93–95 in Forest Genetics 2013, Whistler, BC. http://www.forestgenetics2013.ca/abstracts Jayawickrama, KJS, LK Miller, and DW Cress. 2013. Coastal Douglas-fir controlled crossing guidelines. Tree Planters Notes 56(1):60–73. Jenkins, SR, MG Betts, MM Huso, and JC Hagar. 2013. Habitat selection by juvenile Swainson’s thrushes (Catharus ustulatus) in headwater riparian areas, Northwestern Oregon, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 305:88–95. Jensen, EC. Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests. 2013. EC 1640, OSU Extension Service, Corvallis. Johnston, RJ, and RS Rosenberger. 2013. Meta-analysis, pp. 208–211 in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia, ed. TC Haab and JC

Whitehead. Greenwood Press, Praeger. Jones, G, D Loeffler, E Butler, S Hummel, and W Chung. 2013. The financial feasibility of delivering forest treatment residues to bioenergy facilities over a range of diesel fuel and delivered biomass prices. Biomass and Bioenergy 48:171–180. Jourgholami, M, E Abdi, and W Chung. 2013. Decision making in forest road planning considering both skidding and road costs: a case study in the Hyrcanian Forest in Iran. iForest 6:59–64. doi:10.3832/ifor0640-005. Kant, S, S Wang, P Deegen, M Hostettler, R von Detten, T Howard, D Laband, CA Montgomery, N Robert, W Sekot, G Valatin, and D Zhang. 2013. New frontiers in forest economics. Forest Policy and Economics 35:1–8. Doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2013.06.002. Kasischke, ES, BD Amiro, NN Barger, NHF French, G Grosse, SJ Goetz, ME Harmon, JA Hicke, S Liu, and JG Masek. 2013. Impacts of disturbance on the terrestrial carbon budget of North America. Journal of Geophysical ResearchBiogeosciences 118:doi:10.1002/jgrg.20027. Kelsey, RG, M Beh, DC Shaw, and DK Manter. 2013. Ethanol attracts scolytid beetles to Phytophthora ramoum cankers on coast live oak. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39:494–506. Online ISSN 0098-0331, doi 10.1007/s10886-013-0271-6. Kibler, KM, A Skaugset, LM Ganio, and MM Huso. 2013. Effect of contemporary forest harvesting practices on headwater stream temperatures: Initial response of the Hinkle Creek catchment, Pacific Northwest, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 310:680–691. Kim, DW, and GE Murphy. 2013. Forecasting air drying rates of small Douglas-fir and hybrid poplar stacked logs in Oregon, USA. International Journal of Forest Engineering 24(3):137–147. Kim, SO, B Shelby, and MD Needham. 2013. Effects of facility developments and encounter levels on perceptions of settings, crowding, and norms in a Korean park. Environmental Management 53:441–453. Klocko, A, B Stanton, C van Oosten, and SH Strauss. 2013. Green Revolution Plantations: Could short trees be a big thing? Information Systems for Biotechology News Report, May 2013. Knowles, C, and A Sinha. 2013. Green building and the forest sector, chapter in Global Forest Products: Trends, Management, and Sustainability. Corvallis, OR. 40 p. Knowles, C, D Stallcop, A Saito, and J Drenan. 2013. Exporting Western Larch to France, Switzerland, and Germany. Softwood Export Council. 27 p. Kutnar, A, and FA Kamke. 2013. Transverse compression behavior of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in saturated steam environment. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 71(3):371–379. Kutnar, A, A Ugovsek, FA Kamke, and M Šernek. 2013. Bonding performance of densified VTC beech bonded with liquefied wood. In Book of Abstracts: COST Action PF0904 Evaluation, Processing and Prediction of THM Treated Wood Behaviour by Experimental and Numerical Methods, ed. C-M Popescu and M-C Popescu.

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Publications “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Romanian Academy, 2013:111–112. Lachenbruch, B. 2013. Functional costs and benefits of xylem drought resistance. Proceedings, International Symposium on Wood Structure in Plant Biology and Ecology. Sponsored by the International Association of Wood Anatomists and the Association for Tree Ring Research. http://www.wse2013. com/ Lam, T-Y, and DA Maguire. 2013. Bayesian models describing microhabitat associations of infrequently captured small mammals sampled under a complex hierarchical design. Forest Ecology and Management 298:101–110. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41067 Landgren, C, J Owen, and R Contreras. 2013. Evaluating soil and foliar fertilization of Abies nordmanniana under container and field production. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 28(3) 419–427. Lara, W, F Bravo, and DA Maguire. 2013. Modeling patterns between drought and tree biomass growth from dendrochronological data: A multilevel approach. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 178:140–151. Latta, GS, HK Sjølie, and B Solberg. 2013. A review of recent developments and applications of partial equilibrium models of the forest sector. Journal of Forest Economics 19(4):350–360. Latta, GS, JS Baker, RH Beach, SK Rose, and BA McCarl. 2013. A multi-sector intertemporal optimization approach to assess the GHG implications of U. S. forest and agricultural biomass electricity expansion. Journal of Forest Economics 19(4):361–383. Law, BE. 2013. Nitrogen deposition and forest carbon. Nature News & Views 496:307–308 (invited). Law, BE, T Hudiburg, and S Luyssaert. 2013. Thinning effects on forest productivity: Consequences of preserving old forests and mitigating impacts of fire and drought. Plant Ecology & Diversity 6:73–85. John Grace Festschrift— Forest and Environment Special Issue (invited). http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40685 Le Bras, R, B Dilkina, Y Xue, CP Gomes, KS McKelvey, MK Schwartz, and CA Montgomery. 2013. Robust network design for multispecies conservation. In Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Bellevue, WA (July 15–18, 2013). Lee, EH, PA Beedlow, RS Waschmann, CA Burdick, and DC Shaw. 2013. Tree-ring analysis of the fungal disease Swiss needle cast in Western Oregon coastal forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43:677–690. Lee, Y, JS Fried, HJ Albers, and RG Haight. 2013. Deploying Initial Attack Resources for Wildfire Suppression: Spatial Coordination, Budget Constraints, and Capacity Constraints. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43(1):56–65. 2013. Lesar, B, M Kumar, F Kamke, and A Kutnar. 2013. Influence of the thermo-hydro-mechanical treatments of wood on the performance against wood degrading fungi. Wood Science and Technology 47:977–992. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/42725

Leshchinsky, B. 2013. Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls: Parametric Study of Reinforcement Tensile Loads under Limit State, in Proceedings of International Symposium on Design and Practice of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structures. Leshchinsky, B. 2013. Comparison of Limit Equilibrium and Limit Analysis for Complex Slopes, in Proceedings of Geo-Congress. Leshchinsky, B, and L Hoe. 2013. Numerical modeling of behavior of railway ballasted structure with geocell confinement. Geotextiles and Geomembranes 36:33–43. Leshchinsky, B, and L Hoe. 2013. Effects of geocell confinement on strength and deformation behavior of ballast. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 139:340–352. Leu, S-Y, R Gleisner, JY Zhu, J Sessions, and G Marrs. 2013. Robust enzymatic saccharification of a Douglas-fir forest harvest residue by SPORL. Biomass and Bioenergy 59:393–401. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/47063 Lewis, KJ, and K Hrinkevich. 2013. Post mortality rate of wood degradation and tree fall in lodgepole pine trees killed by mountain pine beetle in the foothills and rocky mountain regions of Alberta. Final Report for Foothills Research Institute, Hinton, Alberta. 29 p. Linton, D, R Gupta, D Cox, JW van de Lindt, ME Oshnack, and M Clauson. 2013. Evaluation of tsunami loads on woodframe walls at full scale. Journal of Structural Engineering (NEES Special Issue) 139(8):1318–1325. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/42560 Liquori, M, P Ribar, K Boston, M O’Connor, M Lancaster, K Sullivan, R Gienger, D Hope, B Short, B McFadin, B Stevens, S Stanish, and P Cafferata. 2013. Specific Riparian Zone Management: Section V Guidance Documents. California State Board of Forestry. Liu, H, FA Kamke, and K Guo. 2013. Integrated drying and thermo-hydro-mechanical modification of western hemlock veneer. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 71:173–181. Lowell, EC, and S. Leavengood. 2013. From Wood to Wing: NARA Works to Harness Woody Biomass for Aviation Biofuel. Western Forester 58(3):12–13. Lucksiri, K, TH Miller, R Gupta, S Pei, and JW van de Lindt. 2013. Implementation of Plan Irregularity Rapid Visual Screening Tool for wood-frame, single-family dwellings. Journal of Earthquake Engineering 17(4):497–516. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40587 Luo, W, J Schardt, C Bommier, B Wang, J Razink, J Simonsen, and X Ji. 2013. Carbon nanofibers derived from cellulose nanofibers as a long-life anode material for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 1 (36):10662–10666. Luoma, DL, and JL Eberhart. 2013. Green-tree retention, ectomycorrhiza diversity, and ectomycorrhizal spore inoculum, in Density Management in the 21st Century: West Side Story, ed. PD Anderson and KL Ronneberg. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report

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Publications PNW-GTR-880. Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR. Lurie, S, DE Bennet, S Duncan, H Gosnell, ML Hunter, AT Morzillo, M Moseley, M Nielsen-Pincus M, Parker R, White EM. 2013. PES marketplace development at the local scale: The Eugene Water and Electric Board as a local watershed services marketplace driver. Ecosystem Services 6:93–103. Lyons, K, J Sessions, and J Wimer. 2013. The adequacy of falling object protection design criteria for feller bunchers. Forest Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.12-110 Macias, N, C Knowles, F Kamke, and A Kutnar. 2012. Viscoelastic Thermal Compressed (VTC) woodcommercialization potential. Proceedings of Current and future trends of thermo-hydro-mechanical modification of wood opportunities for new markets. COST Action FP0904 workshop. March, 26-28, 2012. Nancy, France. McCaffrey, S, B Shindler, M Stidham, and E Toman. 2013. Social science research on wildland fire: an overview of recent findings and future research needs. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22(1):15–24. McCaffrey, S, M Stidham, B Shindler, and E Toman. 2013. Outreach programs, peer pressure, and common sense: what motivates homeowners to mitigate wildfire risk? Environmental Management 48:475–488. McDowell, NG, N Gehres, JM Limousin, A Macalady, J Martínez-Vilalta, M Mencuccini, . . . and L Dickman. 2013. Evaluating theories of drought-induced vegetation mortality using a multimodel-experiment framework. The New Phytologist 200(2):304–321. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44239 Merrick, P, CM Freitag, and JJ Morrell. 2013. The use of borate rods with parallel strand lumber (PSL): A Preliminary Assessment. In Proceedings Canadian Wood Preservation Association Meeting. Messier, C, KJ Puettmann, and D Coates, eds. 2013. Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems: Building Resilience to the Challenge of Global Change. Earthscan, London. http://www.routledge.com/books/ details/9780415519779/ Messier, C, KJ Puettmann, and KD Coates. 2013. A New Integrative Framework for Understanding and Managing the World Forest: The Complex Adaptive System. In Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems: Building Resilience to the Challenge of Global Change, ed. C. Messier, KJ Puettmann, and KD Coates. Earthscan, London. Meza, L, A Sinha, and JJ Morrell. 2013. Effect of wetting during construction on properties of Douglas-fir plywood and oriented strandboard flooring. Forest Products Journal 63(5/6):199–201. Milota, MR. 2013. Emissions from biomass in a rotary dryer. Forest Products Journal 63(5/6):155–161. Montgomery, CA. 2013. Institutional environments and arrangements for managing complex aquatic ecosystems in forested landscapes. Forest Policy and Economics 35:50–56. doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2013.06.008 Montgomery, CA. 2013. Robust network design for

multispecies conservation. In Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Bellevue, WA (July 15–18, 2013). Morrell, JJ. 2013. Chapter 23. Wood, pp. 623–646 in In Environmental Degradation of Advanced and Traditional Materials, ed. LH Hihara, RPI Adler, and RM Latanision. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Morrell, JJ. 2013. Oils in preservative systems for tie treatments: A primer. Crossties 93(6):14–15, 17. Morrell, JJ. Mold and Pallets: An update. Pallet Central 13(5):20–22. Morrell, JJ, CS Love, and C Freitag. 2013. Fumigant treatment of Douglas-fir bridge timbers. Forest Products Journal 63(3/4):88–90. Morzillo, AT, and MD Needham. 2013. Landowner incentives and tolerances for managing beaver impacts in Oregon. Western Forester 58(2):8–9. Mulvey, RL, DC Shaw, and DA Maguire. 2013. Fertilization impacts on Swiss needle cast disease severity in Douglas-fir. Forest Ecology and Management 287:147– 158. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/36400 Mulvey, RL, DC Shaw, GM Filip, and GA Chastagner. 2013. Swiss Needle Cast of Douglas-fir. Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL) 181. USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC. Murphy, GE, T Kent, and PK Kofman. 2013. Modeling airdrying of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis Bong. Carr.) biomass in off-forest storage yards in Ireland. Forest Products Journal 62(6):443–449. Muszyński, L. 2013. Peer Review in Renewable Materials Courses. Teaching With Writing: The ODU WIC Newsletter. 4 p. (invited). Nabel, M, M Newton, and EC Cole. 2013. Abundance of natural regeneration and growth comparisons with planted seedlings 10–13 years after commercial thinning in 50-year-old Douglas-fir and Douglas-fir/ western hemlock, Oregon Coast Range. Forest Ecology and Management 292:96–110. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/38701 Nairn, JA. 2013. Merging in Genealogy Software and Genealogy Research, in Selected Lectures on Genealogy: An Introduction to Scientific Tools, ed. HD Wagner. Nairn, JA. 2013. Modeling Imperfect Interfaces in the Material Point Method using Multimaterial Methods. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Science 92:271–299. Needham, MD. 2013. Encounters, norms, and crowding at six coastal and marine areas in Hawaii. Tourism in Marine Environments 9(1–2):19–34. Needham, MD, and CM Little. 2013. Voluntary environmental programs at an alpine ski area: Visitor perceptions, attachment, value orientations, and specialization. Tourism Management 35(2):70–81. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/37315 Needham, MD, and BW Szuster. 2013. Crowding, use levels, and social capacity issues in coastal and marine environments: Introduction to the special issue. Tourism in Marine Environments 9(1–2):1–4.

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Publications Needham, MD, and JJ Vaske. 2013. Activity substitutability and degree of specialization among deer and elk hunters in multiple states. Leisure Sciences 35(3):235–255. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41582 Needham, MD, RL Ceurvorst, and JF Tynon. 2013. Toward an approach for measuring indicators of facility carrying capacity in outdoor recreation areas. Journal of Leisure Research 45(3):345–366. Needham, MD, LA Cramer, and EE Perry. 2013. Coastal resident perceptions of marine reserves in Oregon. Final project report for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis. 107 p. Needham, MD, D Scott, and JJ Vaske. 2013. Recreation specialization and related concepts in leisure research. Leisure Sciences 35(3):199–202. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41587 Neill, A, and KJ Puettmann. 2013. Managing for adaptive capacity: Thinning improves food availability for wildlife and insect pollinators under climate change conditions. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43:428–440. Nelson, MP. 2013. Conservation, science, ethics. Fair Chase Magazine (Fall):8. (invited). Nelson, MP. 2013. What it’s like to necropsy a moose, Terra (Spring):32–33. Nelson, MP, and JA Vucetich. 2013. Wilderness, value of, pp. 1–9 in The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. H Lafollette, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. Newton, M, and EC Cole. 2013. Stream temperature and streamside cover 14–17 years after clearcutting along small forested streams, western Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 28(3):107–115. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44315 Olsen, CS, and E Sharp. 2013. Building community-agency trust in fire-affected communities in Australia and the United States. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22(6):822–831. Orozco, N, E Hansen, C Knowles, and S Leavengood. 2013. Oregon’s forest sector innovation system: An investigation towards advanced performance. The Forestry Chronicle 89(2):225–234. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44221 Ouyang, Y, T Leininger, and JA Hatten. 2013. Real-time estimation of TP load in a Mississippi delta stream using a dynamic data driven application system. Journal of Environmental Management 122:37–41. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.02.04 Ouyang, Y, TD Leininger, JA Hatten, and PB Parajuli. 2013. A STELLA model to estimate soil CO2 emissions from a short-rotation woody crop. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 224(1). doi:10.1007/s11270-012-1392-1 Pangle, LA, J Klaus, ESF Berman, M Gupta, and JJ McDonnell. 2013. A new multisource and high-frequency approach to measuring δ²H and δ¹⁸O in hydrological field studies, Water Resources Research 49 (11):7797–7803. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/49286

Panwar, R, R Vlosky, and E Hansen. 2013. Gaining competitive advantage in the new normal. Forest Products Journal 62(6):420–428. Paris, J, FA Kamke, R Mbachu, and S Gibson. 2013. Phenol formaldehyde adhesives formulated for advanced x-ray imaging in wood-composite bondlines. Journal of Materials Science 42(2):580–591. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48957 Pau, S, EJ Edwards, and CJ Still. 2013. Improving our understanding of environmental controls on the distribution of C3 and C4 grasses. Global Change Biology 19:184–196. Pêgas, F, C Ollenburg, and JF Tynon. 2013. Cattle ranchers and agritourism in Oregon, USA: Motivations, challenges and opportunities from the landowner’s perspective. Tourism Recreation Research 38(1):43–54. Perakis, SS, ER Sinkhorn, CE Catricala, TD Bullen, JA Fitzpatrick, JD Hynicka, and K Cromack, Jr. 2013. Forest calcium depletion and biotic retention along a soil nitrogen gradient. Ecological Applications 23:1947–1961. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46931 Peterson, FS, and KJ Lajtha. 2013. Linking aboveground net primary productivity to soil carbon and dissolved organic carbon in complex terrain. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 118(3):1225– 1236. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44098 Pfretzschner, K, R Gupta, and TH Miller. 2013. Practical modeling for load paths in a realistic, light-frame wood house. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (ASCE). http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50905 Pilkerton, SJ, J Sessions, and LD Kellogg. 2013. Development of efficient cutting patterns to maximize value with a log-allocation constraint. International Journal of Forest Engineering 24(1):42–52. Polocoser, T, R Gupta, and TH Miller. 2013 Evaluation of remediation techniques for circular holes in the webs of wood I-Joists. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 25(12):1898-1909. Pomeranz, EF, MD Needham, and LE Kruger. 2013. Stakeholder perceptions of collaboration for managing nature-based recreation in a coastal protected area in Alaska. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 31(3):23-44. Pomeranz, EF, MD Needham, and LE Kruger. 2013. Stakeholder perceptions of indicators of tourism use and codes of conduct in a coastal protected area in Alaska. Tourism in Marine Environments 9(1-2):95-115. Puettmann, KJ, C Messier, and KD Coates. 2013. Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems: Introductory Concepts and Applications. In Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems: Building Resilience to the Challenge of Global Change, ed. C. Messier, KJ Puettmann, and KD Coates. Earthscan, London. Puettmann, KJ, EK Dodson, A Ares, and C Berger. 2013. Overand understory responses to thinning treatments: Can we accelerate late successional stand structures? Pp. 44-58 in Density Management in the 21st Century: West

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Publications Side Story, ed. PD Anderson and KL Ronneberg. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-880. Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR. Puettmann, M, E O’Neil, M Milota, and L Johnson. 2013. Cradle to Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Softwood Lumber Production from the Pacific Northwest. American Wood Council. Raczka, B, KJ Davis, D Huntzinger, RP Neilson, B Poulter, AD Richardson, J Xiao, I Baker, P Ciais, TF Keenan, BE Law, WM Post, D Ricciuto, K Schaefer, H Tian, E Tomellieri, H Verbeeck, and N Viovy. Evaluation of continental carbon cycle simulations with North American flux observations. Ecological Monographs 83:531–556. Räikkönen, J, JA Vucetich, LM Vucetich, RO Peterson, and MP Nelson. 2013. What the inbred Scandinavian wolf population tells us about the nature of conservation. PLoS One Biology 8(6) e67218. Reeb, JE. 2013. Compare home heating fuels MS Excel workbook. EC 1643. Oregon State University Extension Service, Corvallis, OR. Reeb, JE. 2013. Home heating fuels: Should I switch to firewood or wood pellets? EC 1628-E. Oregon State University Extension Service, Corvallis, OR. 6 p. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/mwm/ redwoods-lincoln-county-viable-option Reeb, JE, and S Bowers. 2013. Measuring your trees: MS Excel workbook. EM 9059. Oregon State University Extension Service, Corvallis, OR. Reisner, M, J Grace, D Pyke, and P Doescher. 2013. Conditions favoring Bromus tectorum dominance of endangered sagebrush steppe ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:1039–1049. Ren, X, and K Li. 2013. Investigation of vegetable-oil-based coupling agents for kenaf-fiber-reinforced unsaturated polyester composites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 128(2):1101–1109. Ren, X, C Li, and K Li. 2013. Investigation of acrylamidemodified melamine-formaldehyde resins as a compatibilizer for kenaf-unsaturated polyester composites. Polymer Engineering and Science 53 (8):1605–1613. Renninger, HJ, KA McCulloh, and N Phillips. 2013. A comparison of the hydraulic efficiency of a palm species (Iriartea deltoidea) with other wood types. Tree Physiology 33(2):152–160. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/38185 Reuter, RJ, L Dlugolecki, J Doolittle, and P Pedone. 2013. Using remotely-sensed soil conductivity to monitor restoration activities on vernal pools, northern Great Basin, USA. In Developments in Soil Salinity Assessment and Reclamation, ed. SA Shahid, MA Abdelfattah, and FK Taha. Springer Publishing, Germany. Ripple, WJ, RL Beschta, JK Fortin, and CT Robbins. 2013. Trophic cascades from wolves to grizzly bears in Yellowstone. Journal of Animal Ecology 83:223–233. Ripple, WJ, AJ Wirsing, CC Wilmers, and M Letnic. 2013. Widespread mesopredator effects after wolf extirpation. Biological Conservation 160 (April):70–79. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/37007

Robinson, EJZ , HJ Albers, and G. Busby. 2013. The impact of buffer zone size and management on illegal extraction, park protection, and enforcement. Ecological Economics 92:96–103. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/42450 Robinson, EJZ, HJ Albers, C Meshack, and R Lokina. 2013. Implementing REDD through community-based forest management: Lessons from Tanzania. Natural Resources Forum 37(3):141–152. Robinson, EJZ, HJ Albers, C Meshack, and R Lokina. 2013. Implementing REDD through Community-Based Forest Management: Lessons from Tanzania. Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series. RFF/EfD 13-06. Robinson, SC, D Tudor, Y Mansourian, and PA Cooper. 2013. The effects of several commercial wood coatings on the deterioration of biological pigments in wood exposed to UV light. Wood Science and Technology 47(3):457–466. Robinson, SC, D Tudor, G MacDonald, Y Mansourian, and PA Cooper. 2013. Repurposing mountain pine beetle blue wood for art through additional fungal colonization. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 85:372–374. Robinson, SC, D Tudor, S Hipson, H Snider, S Ng, E Korshikov, and PA Cooper. 2013. Methods of inoculating Acer spp, Populus tremuloides, and Fagus grandifolia logs for commercial spalting applications. Journal of Wood Science 59(4):351–357. Rogers, P, C Eisenberg, and SB St. Clair. 2013. Resilience in quaking aspen: Recent advances and future needs. Forest Ecology and Management 299:1–5. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41574 Rosenberger, RS, and RJ Johnston. 2013. Benefit transfer, pp. 30–33 in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia, ed. TC Haab and JC Whitehead. Greenwood Press, Praeger. Rosenberger, RS, and RJ Johnston. 2013. Benefit transfer, pp. 327–333 in Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, vol. 3, ed. JF Shogren. Elsevier, Amsterdam. Rosenberger, RS, LA Bell, PA Champ, and EM White. 2013. Estimating the economic value of recreation losses in Rocky Mountain National Park due to a mountain pine beetle outbreak. Western Economics Forum 12(1):31–39. Rosenblatt, AE, MR Heithaus, ME Mather, P Matich, JC Nifong, WJ Ripple, and BR Silliman. 2013. The roles of large top predators in coastal ecosystems: New insights from Long Term Ecological Research. Oceanography 26:156–167. Roy, ED, AT Morzillo, FJ Seijo, S Walsh, J Rhemtulla, J Milder, T Kuemmerle, and S Martin. 2013. The Elusive Pursuit of Interdisciplinarity at the Human-Environment Interface. Bioscience 63:745–753. Schauwecker, CF, AG McDonald, and JJ Morrell. 2013. Performance of wood treated with prospective organic surface protectants upon outdoor exposure: FTIR spectroscopic analysis of weathered surfaces. Holzforschung 67(2):227–235. Schimleck, L, K Love-Myers, J Sanders, H Raybon, R Daniels, E Andrews, and E Schilling. 2013. Examination of

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Publications moisture content variation within an operational wet deck. TAPPI Journal 12(1):45–50. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/37010 Schimleck, LR, JLM Matos, GIB Muñiz, C Espey, A Taylor, and D Harper. 2013. Examination of wood properties of plantation grown pernambuco (Caesalpinia echinata). IAWA Journal 34(1):34–48. Schwarzkopf, M, L Muszyński, JA Nairn, and X Lin. 2013. Empirical Investigation of Micromechanics of the Internal Bond in Wood Plastic Composites. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Wood Fibre Polymer Composites, September 23–24, 2013, Biarritz, France. 13 p. Seager, ST, C Eisenberg, and SB St. Clair. 2013. Patterns and consequences of ungulate herbivory on aspen in western North America. Forest Ecology and Management 299:81–90. Sebera, V, L Muszyński, J Tippner, M Noyel, T Pisaneschi, and B Sundberg. 2013 (online). FE Analysis of CLT Panel subjected to torsion and verified by DIC. Materials and Structures 48 (1-2):451-459. doi 10.1617/s11527-013-0195-1. Segura, C, D Lazzati, and S Arumugam. 2013. The use of broken power-laws to describe the distributions of daily flow above the mean annual flow across the conterminous U.S. Journal of Hydrology 505:35–46. Sensenig, T, JD Bailey, and JT Tappeiner. 2013. Stand development, fire and growth of old-growth and young forests in southwestern Oregon, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 291:96–109. Sessions, J, K Tuers, K Boston, R Zamora, and R Anderson. 2013. Pricing forest biomass for power generation. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 28(2):51–56. Shaw, D. 2013. Getting to know mistletoes. Digger. 2013:25– 28. Oregon Nursery Association. OSU, USDA. Shaw, DC, and RL Mathiasen. 2013. Management of Higher Parasitic Plants – Mistletoes. Chapter 5 in Infectious Forest Diseases, ed. G Nicolotti and P Gonthier. CABI Press (invited). Sheridan, C, J Hagar, M Huso, and KJ Puettmann. 2013. Management, morphological, and environmental factors influencing Douglas-fir bark furrows in the Oregon Coast Range. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 8(3):97–106. Shindler, B, R Gordon, M Brunson, and C Olsen. 2013. Public perspectives of sagebrush ecosystem management in the Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology and Management 64(4):335–343. Shirley, SM, Z Yang, RA Hutchinson, JD Alexander, K McGarigal, and MG Betts. 2013. Species distribution modelling for the people: unclassified landsat TM imagery predicts bird occurrence at fine resolutions. Diversity and Distributions 19:651–872. Shuman, JK, HH Shugart, and ON Krankina. 2013. Testing individual-based models of forest dynamics: Issues and an example from the boreal forests of Russia. Ecological Modeling. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.10.028 Shuman, JK, HH Shugart, and ON Krankina. 2013. Assessment of carbon stores in tree biomass for two management scenarios in Russia. Environmental Research Letters

8(4):045019. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46507 Sichamba, K, JJ Morrell, and S Leavengood. 2013. Potential for utilizing western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) biomass for oil extraction and as a fermentation medium. Forest Products Journal 62(7/8):538–540. Sinha, A. 2013. Thermal degradation modeling of flexural behavior of wood after exposure to elevated temperature. Wood Material Science and Engineering 8(2):111–118. Sinha, A, R Gupta, and A Kutnar. 2013. Sustainable development and green buildings. Drvna Indstrija 64(1):45–53. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/40374 Sjølie, HK, GS Latta, and B Solberg. 2013. Dual discounting in climate change mitigation in the forest sector. Journal of Forest Economics 19(4):416–431. Sjølie, HK, GS Latta, and B Solberg. 2013. Potentials and costs of climate change mitigation in the Norwegian forest sector—Does choice of policy matter? Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43(6):589–598. Sjølie, HK, GS Latta, and B Solberg B. 2013. The potential impact of albedo incorporation in boreal forest sector climate change policy effectiveness. Climate Policy 13(6):665–679. Smith, D, J Sessions, K Tuers, D Way, and J Travers. 2013. Characteristics of forest derived woody biomass collected and processed in Oregon. Forest Products Journal 62(7/8):520–527. Smith, MJ, GJ Forbes, and MG Betts. 2013. Landscape configuration influences gap-crossing decisions of northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus). Biological Conservation 168:176–183. Standfest, G, A Kutnar, B Plank, A Petutschnigg, FA Kamke, and M Dunky. 2013. Microstructure of viscoelastic thermal compressed (VTC) wood using computed microtomography. Wood Science and Technology 47 (1):121–139. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/37341 Stanley, TD, H Doucouliagos, M Giles, JH Heckemeyer, RJ Johnston, P Laroche, JP Nelson, M Paldam, J Poot, G Pugh, RS Rosenberger, and K Rost. 2013. Meta-analysis of economics research reporting guidelines. Journal of Economic Surveys 27(2):390–394. Still, CJ. 2013. As different as night and day. Nature 501:39–40. Still, CJ, S Pau, and EJ Edwards. Land surface skin temperature captures thermal environments of C3 and C4 grasses. Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI:10.1111/geb.121212013. Stoy, P, M Dietze, AD Richardson, R Vargas, AG Barr, RS Anderson, MA Arain, IT Baker, TA Black, JM Chen, RB Cook, CM Gough, RF Grant, DY Hollinger, RC Izaurralde, CJ Kucharik, P Lafleur, BE Law, S Liu, E Lokupitiya, Y Luo, JW Munger, C Peng, B Poulter, DT Price, DM Ricciuto, WJ Riley, AK Sahoo, K Schaefer, CR Schwalm, H Tian, H Verbeeck, and E Weng. 2013. Evaluating the agreement between measurements and models of net ecosystem exchange at different times and time scales using wavelet coherence: An example using data from the North American Carbon Program Site-Level Interim Synthesis. Biogeosciences 10:3039–3077.

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Publications Straka, TJ, RD Tew, and TL Cushing. 2013. Consanguine philosophies of traditional timber-based and contemporary sustainability-based forest resource management plans. Natural Resources 4:387–394. Sulla-Menashe, D, RE Kennedy, Z Yang, J Braaten, ON Krankina, and MA Friedl. 2013. Detecting forest disturbance in the Pacific Northwest from MODIS time series using temporal segmentation, Remote Sensing of Environment, Available online 7 November 2013, ISSN 0034-4257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.07.042 Surfleet, CG, and AE Skaugset. 2013. The effect of timber harvest on summer low flows, Hinkle Creek, Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry (1):13–21. Tesi, T, S Miserocchi, F Acri, L Langone, A Boldrin, JA Hatten, and S Albertazzi. 2013. Flood-driven transport of sediment, particulate organic matter, and nutrients from the Po River watershed to the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Hydrology 498:144–152. doi.org/10.1016/j. jhydrol.2013.06.001 Thomas, C, JG Martin, BE Law, and K Davis. 2013. Towards biologically meaningful net carbon exchange estimates for tall, dense canopies: multi-level eddy covariance observations and canopy coupling regimes in a mature Douglas-fir forest in Oregon. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 173:14–27. Thompson, D, and E Hansen. 2013. Carbon Storage on Nonindustrial Private Forestland: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Journal of Small Scale Forestry 12(4):631–657. Toman, EM, AE Skaugset, and AN Simmons. 2013. Calculating discharge from culverts under inlet control using stage at the inlet. ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 140(2):06013003-1-06013003-4, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000650 Toman, E, M Stidham, B Shindler, and S McCaffrey. 2013. Social science at the Wildland-urban Interface: A compendium of research results to create fire-adapted communities. USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station General Technical Report, NRS-111. Trappe, JM, MA Castellano, RE Halling, TW Osmundson, M Binder, N Fechner, and N Malajczuk. 2013. Australasian sequestrate fungi. 18: Solioccasus polychromus gen. & sp. nov, a richly colored, tropical to subtropical, hypogeous fungus. Mycologia 105(4):888–­895. DOI:10.3852/12-046 http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41563 Tudor, D, SC Robinson, and P Cooper. 2013. The influence of pH on pigment formation by lignicolous fungi. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 80:22–28. Turner, DP, AR Jacobson, WD Ritts, WL Wang, and RR Nemani. 2013. A large proportion of North American terrestrial carbon uptake is offset by emissions from harvested products, river/stream evasion, and biomass burning. Global Change Biology 19:3516–3528 Ugovšek, A, FA Kamke, M Sernek, and A Kutnar. 2013. Bending performance of 3-layer beech (Fagus sylvativa L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst. ) VTC composites bonded with phenol-formaldehyde adhesive

and liquefied wood. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 71(4):507–514. Ugovšek, A, FA Kamke, M Sernek, M Pavlič, and A Kutnar. 2013. The wettability and bonding performance of densified VTC beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.), bonded with phenolformaldehyde adhesive and liquefied wood. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 71(3):371–379. Van de Lindt, JW, S Pei, T Dao, A Graettinger, DO Prevatt, R Gupta, and W Coulbourne. 2013. Dual-Objective-Based Tornado Design Philosophy. Journal of Structural Engineering-ASCE 139(2):251–263. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/38022 Van Huysen, TL, ME Harmon, SS Perakis, and H Chen. 2013. Decomposition and nitrogen dynamics of 15 N-labeled leaf, fine root, and twig litter in temperate coniferous forest. Oecologia 173:1563–1573. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46615 Van Leeuwen, M, NC Coops, T Hilker, MA Wulder, GJ Newnham,and DS Culvenor. 2013. Automated reconstruction of tree and canopy structure for modeling the internal canopy radiation regime. Remote Sensing of Environment 136:286–300. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/42280 Veisten, K, AH Halse, K Lindberg, JV Haukeland, H DegnesØdemark, B Grue, E Farstad, I Landa Mata, and OI Vistad. 2013. Norske og internasjonale turisters beskrivelse av en reise i Norge og deres holdninger til nye tilrettelegginger nær Hardangervidda nasjonalpark (Norwegian and international tourists’ trip description and their attitude toward new infrastructure near Hardangervidda National Park). TØI Working Paper MO/50372/2013. Ver Hoef, J, and H Temesgen. 2013. A comparison of the spatial linear model to nearest neighbor (k-NN) methods for forestry applications. PLOS ONE (3):1–11. Vining, K, KR Pomraning, LJ Wilhelm, C Ma, M Pellegrini, Y Di, TC Mockler, M Freitag, and SH Strauss. 2013. Methylome reorganization during in vitro dedifferentiation and regeneration of Populus trichocarpa. BMC Plant Biology 13(92). Vista, AB, and RS Rosenberger. 2013. Addressing dependency in the sportfishing valuation literature: Implications for meta-regression analysis and benefit transfer. Ecological Economics 96:181–189. Vucetich, JA, and MP Nelson. 2013. The infirm ethical foundations of conservation, pp. 9–25 in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation, ed. M Beckoff, University of Chicago Press. Vucetich, JA, MP Nelson, and RO Peterson. 2013. Predator and Prey, a Delicate Dance, Invited Op/Ed for New York Times on Isle Royale wolves, May 8. Vucetich, JA, RO Peterson, and MP Nelson. 2013. Discernment and precaution: a response to Cochrane (2013) and Mech (2013). The George Wright Forum 30/3:333–40. Vucetich, JA, RO Peterson, and MP Nelson. 2013. Response to Gostomski. The George Wright Forum 30(1):101–102. Waring, R, T Hilker, NC Coops, and A Mathys. 2013. Mapping of stress on native tree species across western U.S.A.

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Publications and Canada: Interpretation of climatically-induced changes using a physiologically-based approach. NASA Science Team Meeting, Washington DC. Wei, L, AG McDonald, C Freitag, and JJ Morrell. 2013. Effects of wood fiber esterification on properties, weatherability, and biodurability of wood plastic composites. Polymer Degradation and Stability 98:1348–1361. White, EM, G Latta, RJ Alig, KE Skog, and DM Adams. 2013. Biomass production from the US Forest and Agriculture Sectors in support of a renewable electricity standard. Energy Policy 58:64–74. Whittaker, D, B Shelby, B Meldrum, H DeGroot, and J Bacon. 2013. Transportation, recreation, and capacities in Yosemite National Park. The George Wright Forum 29(3):338–350. Wilson, E, M Shir Mohammadi, and JA Nairn. 2013. Crack Propagation Fracture Toughness of Several Wood Species. Advances in Civil Engineering Materials 2:316–327. Wing, MG, M Craven, J Sessions, and J Wimer. 2013. LiDARderived DEM and raw height comparisons along profile corridor gradients within a forest. Journal of Geographic Information System. http://www.scirp.org/journal/jgis. Wing, MG, J Burnett, J Sessions, J Brungard, V Cordell, D Dobler, and D Wilson. 2013. Eyes in the sky: Remote sensing technology development using small unmanned aircraft systems. Journal of Forestry 111(5):341–347. Withrow-Robinson, B, S Broussard-Allred, C Landgren, and M Sisock. 2013. Planning across generations: Helping family landowners maintain their ties to the land. Journal of Extension 51(5). Witwicki, DL, PS Doescher, DA Pyke, SS Perakis, and NM DeCrappeo. 2013. Nitrogen limitation, 15N tracer retention, and growth response in intact and Bromus tectorum-invaded Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis communities. Oecologia 171:1013–1023. Wolsko, C, and K Lindberg. 2013. Experiencing connection with nature: The matrix of psychological well-being, mindfulness, and outdoor recreation. Ecopsychology 5(2):80–91. Yang, H, and MR Milota. 2013. Modeling the process of drying of biomass in a fixed bed. Forest Products Journal 63(5/6):148–154.

Yegorova, S, MG Betts, J Hagar, and KJ Puettmann. 2013. Bird-vegetation associations in thinned and unthinned young Douglas-fir forests 10 years after thinning. Forest Ecology and Management 15:1057–1070. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48996 Zamora, R, K Boston, J Sessions, and G Murphy. 2013. Stochastic simulation and optimization of mobile chipping economics in processing and transport of forest biomass from residue. Silva Fennica 47(5):937. Zamora, R, J Sessions, G Murphy, and K Boston. 2013. Economic impact of truck-machine interference in forest biomass recovery operations on steep terrain. Forest Products Journal 63(56):162–173. doi:10.13073/FPJ-D-13-00031. Zamora-Cristales, R, and J Sessions. 2013. RENO: A Computerized Solution Procedure and Decision Support System for Forest Biomass Recovery Operations. In Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Council on Forest Engineering Meeting, July 7–10, Missoula, MT. Zamora-Cristales, R, and J Sessions. 2013. A decision support system for the economic optimization of forest biomass processing and transport. In Proceedings: 14th Symposium for Systems Analysis in Forest Resources “Analytics for sustainable value chains.” August 18–21 Quebec City, Canada. Zamora-Cristales, R, PW Adams, and J Sessions. 2013. Ground-based thinning on steep slopes in western Oregon: Soil exposure and strength effects. Forest Science 60(2):1–7. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.12-525 Zhang, J, MW Ritchie, DA Maguire, and WW Oliver. 2013. Thinning ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) stands reduces mortality while maintaining stand productivity. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43(4):311–320. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/38748 Zhao, J, D Maguire, D Mainwaring, J Wehage, and A Kanaskie. 2013. Thinning mixed-species stands of Douglas-fir and western hemlock in the presence of Swiss needle cast: Guidelines based on relative basal area growth of individual trees. Forest Science 60:191–199. Zhu, R, O Shevchenko, C Ma, S Maury, M Freitag, and SH Strauss. 2013. Populars with a PtDDM1-RNAi transgene have reduced DNA methylation and show aberrant postdormancy morphology. Planta 237:1483–1493.

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