The Timber Assessment Market Model (TAMM) system is one of the best known examples of forest sector models. Since its inception in the late 1970's, TAMM has undergone a number of extensions and revisions designed to improve the realism of its projections and the utility of its output to resource analysts and policy makers.
- Greg Latta
- Eric White
- Dr. Michael Wing
ERSAL scientists, forestry faculty, graduate students, colleagues at Oregon State University, and colleagues in state and federal agencies conduct a variety of programs that integrate remote sensing and related technologies with geographic information systems (GIS). ERSAL scientists, forestry faculty, graduate students, colleagues at Oregon State University, and colleagues in state and federal agencies conduct a variety of programs that integrate remote sensing and related technologies with geographic information systems (GIS).
Remote sensing refers to the acquisition, processing, analysis, and interpretation of reflected and emitted radiation from targets of interest, usually features on the surface of the earth: for example, plants, soil, minerals, water, and other landscape features. At ERSAL, data acquired from detectors mounted in satellites, aircraft, and field instruments are used to study the spectral properties of vegetation-soil systems. information regarding these properties is then used to develop techniques for detecting, classifying, mapping, and quantifying vegetation cover, and vegetation condition.
GIS allows scientists to examine the spatial structure and relationships of landscape features. GIS works with data from remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), electronic digital measurement equipment, and other measurement devices. Through the processing and analyzing of spatial data, GIS can be applied to activities ranging from providing digital representations of landscape features to analyzing landscape processes and linkages.
- Temesgen Hailemariam
- David McClung
- Bianca Eskelson
The Forest Measurements and Biometrics Lab (FMBL) focuses on three major areas and seeks to develop or extend: 1) imputation methods that support dynamic forest inventory, silvicultural planning, and habitat analysis; 2) sampling and statistical methods to characterize and quantify status and change of selected attributes including biomass and carbon and 3) application of LiDAR to forest measurements and assessments.
In addition to integrating the three themes of my research with other disciplines of forestry, this endeavor has helped the FMB program to achieve a regional and a national recognition, and identify some of the most significant challenges.
Drawn to opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, I have led a group of prominent scientists to identify the status and future needs of forest measurements and biometrics in the Pacific Northwest, culminating in a recent article in the Journal of Forestry.
Currently, FE 357 GIS and Forest Engineering Applications, is offered to students who wish to learn more about GIS and other spatial tool applications in forestry.
- Arlene Hester
- David Larsen
- David Marshall
- Doug Maguire
- Martin Ritchie
- John Scrivani
- David Walters
- Chao-Huan Wang
ORGANON is an individual tree growth model developed for Southwest Oregon, Northwest Oregon and the lands of the Stand Management Cooperative. It will project stand development for several species mixes, stand structures and management activities.
- Dr. Loren Kellogg
- Lematta Professor of Forest Engineering
Recent Graduate Students:
- Dr. M. Chad Bolding
- Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
- Ben Spong
- Forest Operations Extension Specialist
- West Virginia University
- Derek Solmie
- Operations Analyst
- Hancock Timber Resource Group
- Dr. Peter Matzka
- Turner, Oregon
- Dr. Han Sup-Han
- Associate Professor, Humboldt State University
Statement of Purpose:
"The Forest Operations Research Group strives to provide leadership and expertise for forest managers and contractors worldwide to improve efficiencies while accomplishing goals in a sustainable and environmentally aware manner."
- Mark Gourley - Starker Forests
- Randall Greggs - Green Diamond Resource Company
- Steve Wickham - Plum Creek Timber
- Greg Johnson - Weyerhaeuser Company
- Chandace Cahill - Rayonier
- Scott Ketchum - Forest Capital Partners
- Mark Kincaid - Lone Rock Timber
- Chris Lipton - Longview Fibre/Brookfield
- Jeff Madsen - Port Blakely Tree Farms
- Bill Marshall - Cascade Timber
- George McFadden - USDI-Bureau of Land Management
- Scott McLeod - Washington Department of Natural Resources
- Ted Reiss - Seneca Jones Timber
- Doug Robin - Oregon Department of Forestry
- Dave Rumker - Campbell Group
- Dean Stuck - Hancock Timber Resources Group
- Dave Walters - Roseburg Forest Products
The mission of the Center for Intensive Planted-forest Silviculture (CIPS) is to understand the interactive effects of genetics, silviculture, protection (from insects, disease, and animal damage), competition, nutrition, and soils on the productivity, health, and sustainability of intensively-managed, planted forests.
Steven D. Tesch
Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management 150 Peavy Hall Corvallis, Oregon 97331-5704 Phone 541.737.1585 Fax 541.737.2906 Email:
The mission of the program is to provide new information about fish and wildlife habitat within Oregon's actively managed forests through research, technology transfer, and service activities. Current priorities for new program activities favor those that contribute to the scientific information base that supports the Oregon Forest Practices Act and also Oregon's actively managed federal forest lands. The goals are to provide the information needed by forest managers to guide responsible stewardship of fish and wildlife habitat resources consistent with land management objectives, and by policy makers to establish and evaluate informed forest policy and regulations.
- Robin Mulvey
The Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative (SNCC) was established in January 1997. The mission of the SNCC is to conduct research on enhancing Douglas-fir productivity and forest health in the presence of Swiss needle cast and other diseases in coastal forests of Oregon and Washington.
The VMRC consists of private companies, public land management agencies, and scientists from Oregon State University that are working together to conduct applied forest regeneration research. Our goal is to design management systems that integrate the best available science with the practical needs of our cooperators in order to successfully establish Pacific Northwest forests.
- Luisa Hopp
- Takahiro Sayama
- Lyssette Munoz
- Cody Hale
- Rosemary Fanelli
- Luke Pangle
- Chris Gabrielli
The group's mission to is develop a general understanding of runoff generation processes in diverse watersheds. We address basic questions like:
- Where does water go when it rains?
- How long does it reside in the watershed?
- What pathway does it take to the stream channel?
- Stephen D. Hobbs
- Thomas Maness
- Brenda McComb
- Hal Salwasser
- Arne Skaugset
- Steven Tesch
The mission of the Watersheds Research Cooperative (WRC) is to conduct research on the effects of current and expected forest practices on intensively managed commercial forestland on water quality, fisheries and other water-related values.