Ecosystem Function and Health
Haiganoush K. Preisler
Phone: (510) 559-6484
USDA, Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
West Annex Building
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Ph: (510) 559-6300
Fx: (510) 559-6440
- Ph.D., Statistics. University of California, Berkeley, 1977.
- M.Sc., Statistics. American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1972.
My current work is focused on developing probability risk models and data analytic techniques necessary for assessing and predicting impacts of disturbances on forest ecosystems.
Current Emphases, Studies, Projects
- Probability modeling and forecasting fire risk (occurrence and size).
- Modeling and analysis of interactive effects of fire and insect epidemics in a changing climate.
- Stochastic modeling of animal movement subjected to human disturbance.
- Analytic technique for assessing the contribution of wildfire and other anthropogenic and climactic factors on air quality in the Sierra Nevada.
From 1997 through 2011, I was with the Environmental Statistics Unit at Albany. Prior to that, I was the research statistician for the Forest Insect Population Unit (4503) also at Albany. My research with the Forest Insect Unit was concerned with the statistical aspects of dose-response bioassays; modeling of bark beetle attacks; modeling chemotaxis of bark beetle's and spread of root disease in forest stands. I earned my Ph.D. in Statistics from the university of California, Berkeley in 1977 and joined the Forest Service in 1984.