Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
West Annex Building
Albany, CA 947100011
(510) 5596300 


Programs and Projects
Environmental Statistics

Haiganoush K. Preisler
Statistical Scientist
Phone: (510) 5596484
USDA, Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
West Annex Building
Albany, CA 947100011
Ph: (510) 5596300
Fx: (510) 5596440
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 doseresponse 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
 Preisler,H.K., Zhong, S., Esperanza, A., Tarnay, L. and Koracin, J.K. "A statistical model for forecasting hourly ozone levels during fire season". Pages 551566. In: Bytnerowicz, Andrzej; Arbaugh, Michael; Andersen, Christian; Riebau, Allen. 2009. Wildland Fires and Air Pollution. Developments in Environmental Science 8. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. (PDF)
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
 Preisler, H.K. and J.W. Benoit. 2004. "A State space model for predicting wildland fire risk" Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meeting, Toronto, August 812, 2004. (PDF)
 Preisler, H.K., Ager, A.A., Johnson, B.K., and Kie, J.G. (2004). Modeling animal movements using stochastic differential equations. Environmetrics,15, 643657
 Preisler, H.K., D.R. Brillinger, R.E. Burgan, and J.W. Benoit. (2004) Probability based models for estimation of wildfire risk. Journal of Wildland Fire, 13, 133142. PDF.
 Dunk, J. R., Zielinski, W.J., Preisler, H.K. (2004) Predicting the occurrence of rare Mollusks in Northern California Forests. Ecological Applications. 14(3) 713729. statistics.
 Brillinger, D. R., Preisler, H.K., Ager, A.A., and Kie, J.G. (2004). An exploratory data analysis (EDA) of the paths of moving animals. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. 122: 4363.
2003
 Knapp, R. A., K. R. Matthews, H. K. Preisler, and R. Jellison. 2003. Developing probabilistic models to predict amphibian site occupancy in a patchy landscape. Ecological Applications, 13(4), pp: 10691082.
 Grulke, N.E., Preisler, H.K. (2003). Un approccio statistico per stimare l "assorbimento di ozono e valutare gli effetti di stress idrico e ozono sulla fotosintesi in un pino mediterraneo. Monti E Boschi 1: 4146
 D.R. Brillinger, H.K. Preisler, and J.W. Benoit. (2003). Risk assessment: a forest fire example. In Science and Statistics: A Festschrift for Terry Speed. D.R. Goldstein [Ed.]. pp: 177 196.
 Preisler, H.K., A., Schilling, S.L. (2003). Use of nonparametric local regression to estimate surface ozone patterns. In Ozone Air Pollution in the Sierra Nevada – Distribution and Effects on Forests. Elsevier, CRC Press. Pp: 195–214
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 141154.
 Grulke, N.E., H.K. Preisler, C. Rose, J. Kirsch, and L. Balduman. (2002). O_{3} 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: 93116.
2001
 Grulke, N.E., Preisler, H.K., Fan, W.A., and W.A. Retzlaff. (2001) A statistical approach to estimate O_{3} 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 911, 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 2529, 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 369386 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 freeranging animals. UCB Statistics Technical Report 610.
 Matthews, K.R., K.L. Pope, H. K. Preisler, and R.A. Knapp. (2001). Effects of nonnative trout on Pacific treefrogs (Hyla regilla) in the Sierra Nevada. Copeia.

