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Eini C. Lowell

research scientist
PNW Research Station
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-808-2072
Fax: 503-808-2033


Current Research

My work at the PNW Research Station includes studies on deterioration and uses of dead and dying trees, use of hardwoods, and opportunities tailored to community needs for using small-diameter trees and other woody biomass. I am currently involved in identifying ways to use by-products of forest restoration and fuels reduction treatments to benefit communities and to aid reducing the cost of these management activities. This includes research on value-added product opportunities including extraction of chemicals and production of renewable fuels from wood.   

Research Interests

My research interests include affects of forest management on wood quality; rural community resiliency as it relates to forest products, economic development, and forest health; and impacts of natural disturbances on the forest resource.  

Past Research

Prior to joining the PNW Station, my research included biomass assessments for wood energy plants in New England and wood quality of Douglas-fir as affected by silvicultural activities.

Education

  • Oregon State University , MS Forest Products Forest Products/Wood Anatomy/Forest Management, 1982
  • University of Maine, BS Forestry Forestry/Wood Science and Technology, 1979

Professional Experience

  • Research Forest Products Technologist, USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
    1990 - Current
  • Research Assistant, Oregon State University
    1987 - 1989
  • Planning and Research Associate, Maine Department of Conservation
    1985 - 1986
    Marketing and Assessment Program

Professional Organizations

  • Iufro Working Party S5.01-04, Member (1999 - Current)
    Attend meetings, present papers and posters
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Member (1987 - Current)
    Attend annual meetings, present papers and posters
  • Forest Products Society, Member (1980 - Current)
    Session chair and moderator at numerous International Conventions

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


PNW-2012-06
Finding Value in Young-Growth Koa Wood

A demonstration project informs the forest industry in Hawai'i of the quality and uses for young-growth Koa wood

2012


PNW-2013-096
Research Station Helps National Renewable Biofuels Project Engage Community and Industry Leaders

The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance is working to form regional alliances and find communities that might fit into a sustainable biofuels ...

2013


Last updated on : 09/24/2014