US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Robert Rummer

Project Leader
521 Devall Drive
Auburn, AL 36849-5418
Phone: 334-826-8700
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Current Research

Water quality and erosion processes are the focus of several current projects.These include: an assessment of alternative management prescriptions in SMZs in the coastal Plain, assessment of the impact of various temporary stream crossings on water quality, and a long-termevaluation of the effect of forest roads in bottomland hardwood stands subjected to flooding.In addition, we are investigating system performance of new harvesting equipment for wet sites and in cut-to-length operations.I also have ongoing projects to evaluate the operator's workstation on grapple skidders and to examine hazards and risk taking in forest work.


  • Auburn University, Ph.D. Industrial Engr, 1988
  • University of Idaho, M.S. Forest Products, 1982
  • University of Idaho, B.S. Forest Management, 1980

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Research Highlights


Improving Workplace Safety in Forest Operations

Working with the U.S. Forest Equipment Standards Committee in SAE and the International Organization for Standardization, SRS researchers examin ...


Understanding Effects of Bioenergy Harvesting in Southern Forests


Last updated on : 03/20/2014