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PNW welcomes Parresol as new Assistant Station Director for Research



U.S. Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station

Portland, OR: June 22, 2012

Media assistance: Yasmeen Sands,, (360) 753-7716.

PORTLAND, Ore. June 22, 2012. The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station today announced the selection of Bernard (Bernie) Parresol as its new Assistant Station Director (ASD) for Research. Parresol, who will be based at the station’s headquarters in Portland, Ore., reports for work on September 4.

“ I’m very pleased to welcome Bernie to the Pacific Northwest Research Station,” said Station Director Bov Eav. “His depth of background and the quality of research that he has conducted throughout his career make him an excellent fit for this key leadership position.”

As ASD for Research, Parresol will serve as the station’s overall science coordinator, responsible for ensuring that the station’s goals and strategies are implemented and that its research meets quality standards. He also will be working to maintain productive relationships with a variety of key stakeholders.

Prior to joining the station, Parresol, who joined the Forest Service in 1986, was Station Biometrician for the Southern Research Station in Asheville, N.C. His recent research there focused on forest fuels and fire behavior modeling at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Environmental Research Park. He also has been engaged in research concerning carbon budgets, spatial modeling, and the use of LIDAR imagery for inventories.

While at the Southern Research Station, Parresol served as the station’s tribal relations point of contact and on its civil rights committee and was involved in the conservation and natural resources leadership training of thousands of Boy Scouts at several national jamborees.

He holds a Ph.D. in forestry with a minor in experimental statistics from Louisiana State University, where he taught in the Department of Experimental Statistics prior to joining the agency. His international work has included projects in Panama, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, and China. In 2003, Parresol received the Chief’s Global Stewardship Award for his international collaborations.









The PNW Research Station is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. It has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington and about 425 employees.

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