1978 M.A. in Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
1972 M.A. in Mathematics, Universidad Tecnica del Estado, Santiago,
1970 B.A. in Mathematics, Universidad de Chile,Santiago, Chile.
1985-1987 35 quarter units in Statistics Ph.D. program, University of
California, Davis, CA.
Fluent in Spanish.
1979-Present. She provides expert and detailed mathematical, statistical, and scientific computing guidance to scientists and administrators involved in the Forest Service research program. She works as full member of Station research teams that have national missions whose product have international implications. She provides statistical reviews of manuscripts and study plans for the Station research units with research disciplines such as forest monitoring, sylviculture, wildlife, soil, entomology, ornithology, fisheries, urban forestry, genetics, and hydrology. Statistical consulting comprises sampling design, statistical modeling, computer output interpretation, and statistical computer packages' application.
Current Emphases, Studies, Projects
- Black Forest Mountain
- Abundance of Wildlife Preservation
- Fire Management Study
- 1986 - present Mathematical Statistician, PSW, Berkeley-Albany, CA.
- 1981 - 1986 Mathematical Statistician, PSW Station, Redding, CA.
- 1979 - 1981 Assistant Statistician, University of California, Berkeley,
- 1971 - 1975 Lecturer in Mathematics, Universidad de Chile, Santiago,
- 1971 - 1972 Research Teaching Assistant, Universidad Tecnica del Estado,
- 1970 - Lecturer in Mathematics, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
- 1967 - 1969 High School Mathematics Teacher, Santiago, Chile.
- 1966 - 1971 Teaching Assistant in Mathematics, Universidad de Chile,
- California Sudden Oak Mortality (SOD) Monitoring Team since 2001.
- Sierra Nevada Framework Project Monitoring Team, 2001-2005.
- Southern California Conservation Strategy (SCCS), 2000-2004.
- Cone beetle pheromone efficacy research in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico.
Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team (FHTET), 1997-2004.
- Sierran Provinces Assessment and Monitoring (SPAM) team, 1997-2004.
- Adaptative Management Area Goosenest Interdisciplinary Research team, PSW,
- California Owl, Aquatic Conservation Strategy Monitoring Plan, from
1996 to 1997.
- Riparian Bird Monitoring Team, Southern California National Forests,
from 1993 to 1998.
- Blacks Mountain Interdisciplinary Research team, PSW, since 1991.
- Bighorn Sheep Monitoring, Southern California National Forests, from
1986 to 1993.
Mehl H. K., S. R. Mori, S. J. Frankel and D. M. Rizzo. 2013. Mortality and growth of dwarf mistletoe-infected red and white fir and the efficacy of thinning for reducing associated losses. Volume 41, Issue 6, Pages 1279 - 1728, pp. 1575-1586(12).
Gillette N.E., C. J. Mehmel, S. R. Mori, J. N. Webster, D. L. Wood, N. Erbilgin, D. R. Owen. 2013. The Push-Pull Tactic for Mitigation of Mountain Pine Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Damage in Lodgepole and Whitebark Pines. Environmental Entomology, Volume 41, Issue 6, Pages 1279 - 1728 , pp. 1575-1586(12).
Fettig, C. J., R. E. Burnside, C. J. Hayes, J. J. Kruse, N. J. Lisuzzo, S. R. McKelvey, S. R. Mori, S. K. Nickel, and M E. Schultz. 2013. Factors influencing northern spruce engraver colonization of white spruce slash in interior Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 289 (2013) 58–68.
Uzoh, F. C. C., and S.R. Mori. 2012. Applying survival analysis to managed even-aged stands of ponderosa pine for assessment of tree mortality in the western United States. Forest Ecology and Management, 285 (2012) 101-122.
Gillette N.E., E. M. Hansen, C. J. Mehmel, S. R. Mori, J. N. Webster, N. Erbilgin, D. L. Wood. 2012. Area-wide application of verbenone-releasing flakes reduces mortality of whitebark pine Pinus albicaulis caused by mountain pine beetle Dendroctonus ponderosae. The Royal Entomological Society.DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-9563.2012.00577.x
Burbano, E. G., Wright, M. G., Gillette, N. E., Mckelvey, S., Mori, N., Dudley, T., Jones and M., Kaufmann. 2012. Efficacy o Traps, and Repellents for Xylosandrus compactus ( Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Other Ambrosia Beetles on Coffea arabica and Axcia koa Nurseries in Hawaii. Entomological Society of America: Vol 41, no. 1, 133-140.
Fettig, C. J., Hayes, C. J., Jones, K. J., Mckelvey, S. R., Mori, S. L. and Smith. 2011. Thinning Jeffrey pine stands to reduce susceptibility to bark beetle infestations in California, U.S.A.Agricultural and Forest Entomology. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-9563.2011.00543.x.
Fettig J C., C. J. Hayes, S. R. Mori. 2011. Laboratory assays of selected candidate insecticides for control of Dendroctonus Ponderosae. Pest Manag Sci 2011; 67:548-555 (wileyonlinelibrary.com).
Hull,J.,M., A. M. Fish, J. J. Keane, S. R. Mori, B.,N., Sack and A., C., Hull. 2010. Estimation of Species Identification Error: Implications for Raptor Migration Counts and Trend Estimation. Journal of wildlife Managemnet 74(6):1326-1334.
M. Lu,M., M. J. Wingfield, N. E. Gillette, S. R. Mori, and J. Sun. 2010. Complex interactions among host pines and fungi vectored by an invasive bark beetle. New Phytologist (2010) 1-9.
Kegley, S., K. Gibson, N. Gillette, J. Webster, L. Pederson and S. Mori. 2010. Individual-Tree Tests of Verbenone Flakes, Verbenone Pouches, and Green-Leaf Volatiles to Protect Lodgepole Pines from Mountain Pine Beetle Attacks. Forest Health Protection, Numbered Report 10-02 (2010) 1-12.
McPherson, B. A., S. R. Mori, D. L. Wood, N. M. Kelly, A. J. Storer, P. Svihra, and R. B. Standiford. 2010. Responses of oaks and tanoaks to sudden oak death pathogen after 8 years of monitoring in two coastal California forests. Plant Disease, Volume 259 (2010) 2095-2102.
Purcell, K. L., A. K. Mazzoni, S. R. Mori, and B. B. Boroski. 2009. Resting structures and resting habitat of fisher in the southern Sierra Nevada, California. Forest Ecology and Management, 258 (2009) 2696-2706.
Tjosvold S. A., D. L. Chambers, E. J. Fitchtner, S. T. Koike, and S. R. Mori. 2009. Disease Risk of Potting Media with Phytophthora ramorum Under Nursery Conditions. Plant Disease, Volume 93 Number 4:371-376.
Gillette N.E., C.J. Mehmel, J.N. Webster, S. R. Mori, N. Erbilgin, D.L. Wood and J.D. Stein. 2009. Aerially applied methylcyclohexenone-releasing flakes protect Pseudotsuga menziesii stands from attack by Dendroctonus pseudotsuga. Forest Ecology and Management, 257, 1231–1236.
Gillette N.E., N. Erbilgin, J.N. Webster, L. Pederson, S. R. Mori, J.D. Stein, D.R. Owen, K.M. Bischel and D.L. Wood. 2009. Aerially applied verbenone-releasing laminated flakes protect Pinus contorta stands from attack by Dendroctonus ponderosae in California and Idaho. Forest Ecology and Management, 257, 1405–1412.
Tjosvold S. A., D. L. Chambers, S. T. Koike, and S. R. Mori. 2008. Disease on Nursery Stock as Affected by Environmental Factors and Seasonal Inoculum Levels of Phytophthora ramorum in Stream Water Used for Irrigation. Plant Disease, Volume 92 Number 11:1566-1573.
Erbilgin,N., N.E. Gillette, D.R. Owen, S.R. Mori, A.S. Nelson, F. Uzoh and D.L. Wood. 2008. Acetophenone superior to verbenone for reducing attraction of western pine beetle, Dendroctonus brevicomis LeConte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to its aggregation pheromone. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 10, 433-441.
Gillette, N.E., Vetter, R.S., Mori, S.R., Rudolph, C.R. and Welty D.R. 2008. Response of ground-dwelling spider assemblages to stand structure manipulationsand prescribed fire in the southern Cascade Range Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 969-980.
Camann, M.A., Gillette, N.E., Lamoncha, K. L., and Mori, S.R. 2008. Response of forest soil Acari to prescribed fire following stand structure manipulation in the Southern Cascade Rang. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 956-968.
Erbilgin, N., N. E. Gillette, S. R. Mori, J. D. Stein, D. R. Owen, and D. L. Wood. 2007. Acetophenone as anti-attractant for the Western Pine beetle, Dendroctonus brevicomis Le Conte (Coleoptera: scolytidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology Volume 33: 131-146.
Erbilgin N., S. R. Mori, J. H. Sun, J. D. Stein, D. R. Owen, L. D. Merrill, R. Campos Bolaños, K. F. Raffa, T. Méndez Montiel, D. L. Wood and N. E. Gillette. 2006. Response to Host Volatiles by Native and Introduced Populations of Dendroctonus valens (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in North America and China.Journal of Chemical Ecology: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10886-006-9200-2.
Gillette, N. E., J. D. Stein, D. R. Owen, J. N. Webster, G. O. Fiddler, S. R. Mori and D. L. Wood. 2006. Verbenone-releasing flakes protect individual Pinus contorta trees from attack by Dendroctonus ponderosae and Dendroctonus valens(Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Agricultural and Forest Entomology 8: 243-241.
Gillette, N. E., J. D. Stein, D. R. Owen, J. N. Webster and S. R. Mori. 2006. Pheromone-based disruption of Eucosma sonomana and Rhyacionia zozana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) using aerially applied microencapsulated pheromone. Can. J. For. Res. 36: 361-368.
McPherson, B. A., S. R. Mori, D. L. Wood, A. J. Storer, P. Svihra, N. M. Kelly , and R. B. Standiford. 2005. Sudden oak death in California: Disease progression in oaks and tanoaks. Forest Ecology and Management 213:71-89.
Purcell, K. L., S. R. Mori, and M. K. Chase. 2005. Design considerations for examining trends in avian abundance using point counts: Examples from the oak woodlans. The Condor 107: 305-320.
Manley, P. N., W. J., Zielinski, M. D. Schlesinger, and S. R. Mori. 2004. Evaluation of a multiple-species approach to monitoring. Species diversity and assessing ecosystem condition at bioregional scales. Ecological Applications 14(1):296-310.
Purcell, K.L., J. Verner, and S.R. Mori. 2002. Factors affecting the abundance and distribution of European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) at the San Joaquin Experimental Range. In R.B. Standiford, D.D. McCreary, and K.L. Purcell, technical coordinators. Oaks in California's Changing Landscape. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-184. Albany, CA.
Peper, P.J., E.G. McPherson, and S.M. Mori. 2001. Equations for predicting diameter, height, crown width, and leaf area of San Joaquin Valley street trees. J. Arboric. 27(6):306-317.
Lewis, Jack; Mori, Sylvia R.; Keppeler, Elizabeth T.; Ziemer, Robert R. 2001. Impacts of logging on storm peak flows, flowvolumes and suspended sediment loads in Caspar Creek, California. In: Mark S. Wigmosta and Steven J. Burges (eds.) Land Use and Watersheds: Human Influence on Hydrology and Geomorphology in Urban and Forest Areas. Water Science and Application Volume 2, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.; 85-125.
Fiddler GO, McDonald PM and Mori SR. 2000. Mechanical and Chemical Release Applied to a 16-Year-Old Pine Plantation. Research Note, PSW-425.
Rappaport NG, Stein JD, del Rio Mora AA, DeBarr G, de Groot P, and Mori S. 2000. Responses of Conophthorus spp. (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) to behavioral chemicals in field trials: a transcontinental perspective. The Canadian Entomologist, 132: 1-13.
McDonald, P. M., S. R. Mori, G. O. Fiddler. 1999. Outlook for genetically improved ponderosa pine seedlings in forest vegetation Management. Proceedings: 20th Annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference, Redding, CA.: 64-71.
McDonald, P. M., S. R. Mori, G. O. Fiddler. 1999. Effect of competition on genetically improved ponderosa pine seedlings. Can. J. of For. Res., 29: 940-946.
Peper, P. J., S. R. Mori. 1999. Root Barrier and Extension Casing Effects on Chinese Hackberry. Journal of Arboriculture 25(1):1-8.
Mori, S. R. 1998. Literature Review of Large-Scale National Monitoring Programs and Sampling Designs. Sierra Nevada National Forests, Land Management Planning, Monitoring Strategy Development: Progress Report Fiscal Year 1998 prepared by Sierran Provinces Assessment and Monitoring Team, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest and Station: 33-43.
Dolph, K. L., S. R. Mori, W. W. Oliver. 1995. Long-Term Response of Old-Growth Stands to Varying Levels of Partial Cutting in the Eastside Pine Type. Western Journal of Applied Forestry, Vol. 10, No. 3: 101-108
Dolph, K. L., S. R. Mori, W. W. Oliver. 1995. Height-diameter Relationships for Conifer Species on the Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest. Research Note, PSW-418.
Stein, J. D., S. R. Mori. 1994. Systemic Insecticide Implant for Protection of White Fir Scinwood from Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, Vol. 87, no. 2:426-430.
Rappaport, N., S. Mori, A. Roques. 1993. Estimating Effect of Megastigmus spermotrophus (Hymenoptera: Torymide) on Douglas-Fir Seed Production: The New Paradigma. Journal of Economic Entomology, Vol. 86, no.3:845-849.
Ratliff, R. D., S. R. Mori. 1993. Squared Euclidean Distance: A Statistical Test to Evaluate Plant Community Change. Research Note, PSW-416.
Azuma, D. L., Mori, S. R. 1990. General Aquatic Resources Monitoring. FHR Technical Bulletin, number two.
Mori, S., C. Trevisan. 1974. Conjugation Classes of Finite Groups of Order Less than Thirty-one. First Chilean Bulletin of the Society of Mathematics.