USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
West Annex Building
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

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Programs and Projects

Environmental Statistics

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Haiganoush K. Preisler
Statistical Scientist
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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
Education
  • Ph.D., Statistics. University of California, Berkeley, 1977.
  • M.Sc., Statistics. American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1972.

Research Interests/Duties

Haiganoush has been with the Environmental Statistics Unit at Albany since August 1997. Prior to that, she was the research statistician for the Forest Insect Population Unit (4503) also at Albany. Her 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. Haiganoush earned her Ph.D. in Statistics from the university of California, Berkeley in 1977 and joined the Forest Service in 1984.

Her current research includes development of probability models for predicting and forecasting forest fires; Estimation techniques for stochastic differential equations describing animal movement; Statistical modeling of effects of pollution on trees.

Current Emphases, Studies, Projects
  • Probability modeling and forecasting fire risk. [In collaboration with Fire Management Unit (4402), University of California, Berkeley, University of Toronto, Canada and NICC Predictive Services]
  • Stochastic modeling of animal movement [In collaboration with the PNW Starkey Project]
  • Statistical modeling of pollution effects on trees [In collaboration with the Atmospheric Deposition Unit (PSW- 4451)]

Selected Publications
In press
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
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2003
2002
  • Preisler, H.K., Arbaugh, M. J., Bytnerowicz, A., Schilling, S.L. (2002). Development of a statistical model for estimating spatial and temporal ambient ozone patterns in the Sierra Nevada, California. The Scientific World. 2 141-154.
  • Grulke, N.E., H.K. Preisler, C. Rose, J. Kirsch, and L. Balduman. (2002). O3 uptake and drought stresss effects on carbon acquisition of ponderosa pine in natural stands. New Phytologist. 154
  • Brillinger, D. R., Preisler, H.K., Ager, A.A., Kie, J.G., and Stewart, B.S. 2002. Employing stochastic differential equations to model wildlife motion. Bulletin of the Brazilian Mathematical Society 33: 93-116.
2001
  • Grulke, N.E., Preisler, H.K., Fan, W.A., and W.A. Retzlaff. (2001) A statistical approach to estimate O3 uptake of ponderosa pine in a mediterranean climate. Environmental Pollution.
  • Preisler, H.K., Arbaugh, M.J., Bytnerowicz, A. and Schilling, S.I. A statistical model for estimating spatial and temporal ambient ozone patterns in the Sierra Nevada, California. International Symposium "Passive Sampling of Gaseous Air Pollutants in Ecological Effects Research". 33rd Air Pollution Workshop. Riverside, CA. April 9-11, 2001.
  • Preisler, H.K., Brillinger, D.R., Ager, A.A., Kie, J.G., and R. P. Akers. Stochastic differential equations: A tool for studying animal movement. IUFRO 4.11 Conference "Forest Biometry, Modelling and Information Science". Greenwich, UK. June 25-29, 2001.
  • Brillinger, D. R., Preisler, H.K., Ager, A.A., and Kie, J.G. 2001. The use of potential functions in modeling animal movement. Pages 369-386 In A. K. Md. E. Saleh, editor. Data Analysis from Statistical Foundations. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Huntington, New York, USA.
  • Brillinger, D. R., Preisler, H. K., Ager, A. A. Kie, J., and Stewart, B. S. 2001. Modelling movements of free-ranging animals. UCB Statistics Technical Report 610.
  • Matthews, K.R., K.L. Pope, H. K. Preisler, and R.A. Knapp. (2001). Effects of non-native trout on Pacific treefrogs (Hyla regilla) in the Sierra Nevada. Copeia.

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