School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Silviculture Research


Past Graduate Students and Projects

Some of the theses listed below may be downloaded from the UW Libraries ResearchWorks Archive, in the Forestry Theses section. Some others may be found on the Rural Technology Initiative Publications web pages. RTI is no longer funded, but maintains historical web resources.

Student Name Professor Degree Year Thesis Title
Alicia A. Sullivan Schiess M.S. 2008 LIDAR Based Stand Delineation in Natural Forests PDF document
Andrew Hill Turnblom Ph.D. 2008 Improving diameter growth prediction of Douglas-fir in easter Washington State, U.S.A. by incorporating precipitation and temperature PDF document
Hiroo Imaki Lippke M.S. 2007 Optimizing timber harvest revenue with wildlife constraints for old-forest species using a spatially explicit habitat model and open source GIS PDF document
Elaine Oneil Gara Ph.D. 2006 Developing stand density thresholds to address mountain pine beetle susceptibility in eastern Washington forests PDF document
Theresa Klepl Turnblom M.S. 2006 Investigating plot data projection versus aggregated stand data projection on a variable density thinning using a distance indepedent model
Michael Andreu Vogt/
Oliver
Ph.D. 2005 Economic, Social and Silvicultural Analysis of Converting Residual Forest Biomass to Methanol
Derek Churchill Hinckley/ Lippke  M.S. 2005 Factors Influencing Understory Douglas-fir Vigor in Multi-Cohort Prairie Colonization Stands at Fort Lewis, Washington PDF document
Heather K. Rogers Schreuder M.S. 2003 Investigation of Alternative Fuel Removal Strategies PDF document
Elaine Oneil Lippke M.S. 2003 Impacts of the forest and fish rules on small forest landowners in eastern Washington : some key consequences from riparian zone case study analysis PDF document
Luciana Ingaramo Larson M.S. 2003 Effect of initial density and planting design on growth and quality of young Douglas fir : a case study
Carolina Manriquez Oliver M.S. 2002 Carbon sequestration in the Pacific Northwest : a model PDF document
Jeff Comnick Oliver M.S. 2002 Development and application of a decision support tool to analyze alternatives for landscapes composed of multiple ownerships PDF document
Jason Cross Oliver M.S. 2002 Measuring the impact of harvest intensity on riparian forest functionality in terms of shade production and large woody debris recruitment potential : two models PDF document
James McCarter Oliver Ph.D. 2001 Landscape Management System (LMS): background, methods, and computer tools for integrating forest inventory, GIS, growth and yield, visualization and analysis for sustaining multiple forest objectives
Chris Nelson Oliver M.S. 2001 Developing more accurate stand structure classification systems
Nancy Allison Oliver M.S. 2001 Comparison of silvicultural pathways for achieving multiple management objectives
Justin Hall Oliver M.S. 2001 Comparison of the rational non-iterative (LP) and rational interative approaches to forest management analysis
Pil Sun Park Oliver Ph.D. 2001 Landscape dynamics of old growth forests of the southern Washington western cascades, and implications for management of the Cispus Adaptive Management Area
Morris C. Johnson, Jr. Oliver M.S. 2001 Testing the landscape management system (LMS) and decision analysis (Scope&Group and Toggle) tools on a forest landscape
Kevin Ceder Oliver M.S. 2001 Using Silviculture to Sustain Wildlife Habitat: Assessing Changes and Trade-offs in Forest Habitats Using a Habitat Evaluation Procedure with the Landscape Management System PDF document
Patrick Baker Oliver Ph.D. 2001 Tropical Forest Stand Dynamics
Steve Stinson Oliver M.S. 1999 Silvicultural options for non-industrial private forests: a landscape approach to habitat based management plans.
Larry Mason Oliver M.S. 1999 Financial analysis for forest managers
Jeremy Wilson Oliver Ph.D. 1998 Wind stability of Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir plantations.
Lhakpa Sherpa Oliver Ph.D. 1998 Effects of forest/land use changes on structure and distribution patters of high-altitude forests in Nangpa and Hinku Valley, Nepal.
Jeffrey Moffett Schrueder/
Besag
Ph.D. 1998 A physically based Markov random field model of the remote sensing process and forest structure classification.
Dean Berg Schiess Ph.D. 1995 Forest harvest setting design evaluation incorporating logger's preference.
Ann Camp Oliver Ph.D. 1995 Predicting late-successional fire refugia from physiography and topography. 
Michael Wimberly Bare M.S. 1995 Basal area increment response of Douglas-fir and western hemlock to silvicultural treatments: comparison of distance-dependent and distance-independent models.
Michael Scott Zens Oliver M.S. 1995 Growth and morphological development of Douglas-fir and western hemlock on forest edges in the Alberni Valley, B.C.
Joao Batista Maguire Ph.D. 1994 Spatial dynamics of trees in a Brazilian Atlantic Tropical forest under natural and managed conditions. 
Mark Petruncio Oliver Ph.D. 1994 Effects of pruning on growth of Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophyla (Raf.) Sarg.) and Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong) Carr.) in Southeast Alaska. 
John Kershaw Oliver/
Maguire
Ph.D. 1993 Crown structure and stem growth development of young western hemlock.
Randy Roeh Maguire M.S. 1993 Estimating Douglas-fir crown profile with a system of equations. 
Maryanne Wampler Oliver M.S. 1993 Growth of Douglas-fir under partial overstory retention.
Glenn Galloway Oliver Ph.D. 1991 Beyond afforestation: a case study in highland Ecuador 
David Larsen Oliver Ph.D. 1991 Projecting forest stand structures using stand dynamics principles: an adaptive approach. 
Melinda Moeur Maguire Ph.D. 1991 Spatial variation in conifers regenerating beneath old growth forest canopies.
Gerardo Segura Hinkley Ph.D. 1991 Dynamics of old-growth forests of Abies amabilis impacted by tephra from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington. 
Dean Berg Oliver M.S. 1990 Active management of streamside forests. 
H. Slade Gleaton Adams M.S. 1990 The sustainability of softwood timber harvest on private timberlands in western Washington.
Dean Coble Maguire M.S. 1988 Early cumulative height growth of three upper-slope tree species in western Washington.
Lhakpa Sherpa Oliver M.S. 1988 Growth of mixed and pure stands of red alder and black cottonwood in short rotation.
Kevin O'Hara Oliver Ph.D. 1987 Thinning even-aged Douglas-fir stands: effects of density and structure on stand volume growth. 
Robert Deal Oliver M.S. 1987 Development of Mixed Western Hemlock-Sitka Spruce Stands on the Tongass National Forest, Alaska
Gerardo Segura Oliver M.S. 1987 Stand dynamics and regeneration patterns of a pinyon pine forest in east central Mexico. 
Dave Cobb Oliver M.S. 1988 Development of mixed western larch, lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir, and grand fir stands in eastern Washington
George McFadden Oliver Ph.D. 1985 Short rotation intensive culture management of red alder.
Bruce Larson Oliver Ph.D. 1982 Development and growth of even-aged multi-aged mixed stands of Douglas-fir and grand fir on the east slope of the Washington Cascades. 
Reza Pezeshki Oliver Ph.D. 1982 A comparative study of physiological characteristics, growth patterns, and biomass production of artificially regenerated red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) and black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa Torr. & Gray)
Mike Nystrom Oliver M.S. 1980 Reconstruction of pure, second-growth stands of Western redcedar (Thuja plicata Donn.) in western Washington : the development and silvicultural implications
John Olson Oliver Ph.D. 1980 Individual tree analysis: a means of assessing response to nitrogen fertilizer in natural and thinned stands of western hemlock.
Larry Jaeck Oliver M.S. 1980 Early development patterns of coastal western hemlock stands arising from advance regeneration.
Peggy Crawford Oliver      
Randall Nelson Oliver      
Sam Greely Oliver      
Kelly Walcott Oliver      
Jay Lahughlin Oliver M.S. 1979 Thinning effects in a natural second growth stand of even-aged Douglas-fir : the Germeau study.
Claudia Ross Oliver      
Wally Michaelic Oliver      
Michael Rinehart Oliver M.S. 1979 Spatial patterns in natural second-growth stands of coastal western hemlock
George Stubblefield Oliver M.S. 1978 Reconstruction of a red alder/Douglas-fir/western hemlock/western redcedar mixed stand and its biological and silvicultural implications.
Leroy Du Vall Oliver      
Charles Wierman Oliver Ph.D. 1977 The development of evenaged, mixed species stands of Douglas-fir and western hemlock in coastal western Washington.
Reza Pezeshki Oliver M.S. 1977 A plan for the introduction of douglas fir [Pseudotsuga menziesii (mirb.) Franco] into the Caspian forest region of Iran
Ken Osborn Oliver      

 

 

 

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