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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James W. Evans

James W. Evans

Mathematical Statistician
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
United States

Phone: 608-231-9332
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Current Research

The purpose of the research efforts is to enhance the integrity and efficiency of the Forest Products Laboratory through the use, development, evaluation, and promotion of modern statistical methods.

Research Interests

  • Establishment of new and more accurate sampling procedures; cheaper, more efficient testing procedures for evaluating the mechanical properties of structural lumber; and new databases of lumber property information
  • Evaluation and modeling of the effects of environmental factors on lumber properties
  • Development of new statistical analysis procedures
  • Research on the Weibull distribution
  • Research on how to monitor for changes in lumber properties over time
  • Research on uses of small-diameter material
  • Collaborative research with other scientists at FPL as a part of a research team

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Research Highlights


Traditional Grading System Updated for Structural Lumber

The Forest Products Laboratory has traditionally provided unbiased information on the properties, characteristics, design, and use of structural ...


Last updated on : 07/12/2019