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Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

Acting Station Director
3200 SW Jefferson Way
United States

Phone: 541-758-7786
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Research Interests

Ecological silviculture, restoration silviculture, riparian silviculture, physiological mechanisms of tree stress tolerance, genecology, climate change


  • University of Claifornia, Berkeley, Doctor Of Philosophy My Ph.D. curriculum was focused on silviculture and forest soils. My dissertation research examined the ecophysiological mechanisms underlying water-use and growth relationships of interacting planted conifers and shrubs. US Forest Service Senior Leaders Program, 2009; Statistical Methods for Geneticists and Population Genetics, NCSU, 1999 1991
  • Purdue University, M.S. Forestery My M.S.F. curriculum was focused on silviculture and forest soils. My theis research examined the influence of light availability on survival and growth of white oak seedlings. 1981
  • University of Minnesota, B.S. Forestry My B.S. curriculum was focused on Forest Resource Management with an elective core of Silviculture and Forest Ecosystems. 1979

Professional Experience

  • Program Manager, Ecological Process and Function, Pacific Northwest Research Station
    2015 - Current
    As Program Manager I facilitate the research efforts of five research teams comprising the Ecological Process and Function Program. I provide strategic guidance and resource development for research addressing issues of societal, management and scientific importance. These efforts address information and tools needs to support management and policy related to wildlife ecology; vegetation, landscape and climate dynamics; range ecology; water in forest and range ecosystems; and decision sciences.
  • Supervisory Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, Oregon
    2002 - 2015
    As a Team Leader and scientist I conduct silviculture and ecophysiology research related to management of young stands of the Douglas-fir/western hemlock province, riparian silviculture, restoration silvicutlure in dry ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests, and post-fire reforestation and fuels development. My work emphasizes multi-diciplinary approaches with an emphasis on characterizing functional relationships driving forest repsonses to silvicultural manipulations. As a Team Leader, I supervise a multidisciplinary group of scientists, professional staff and students engaged in research that explicitly addresses the linkages and interactions among aquatic, riparian and terrestrial elements of managed watersheds and landscapes.
  • Research Plant Physiologist, USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Rhinelander Wisconsin
    1993 - 2000
    As a member of RWU-4155, Genetic and Molecular Bases of Tree Stress Tolerance, I conducted studies to characterize the physiological relationships underlying individual tree responses to the interactive effects of elevated carbon dioxide and water stress. I also undertook an interdisciplinary study to evaluate the degree to which genetic population structuring in eastern white pine was related to spatial variation in the Lake States environment.
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of California Berkeley, California State University Chico, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    1988 - 1993

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Research Highlights


Collected Works Summarize Forest Dynamics and Ecosystem Responses to Partial Overstory Harvests

Density Management in the 21st Century: West Side Story presents abstracts and peer reviewed papers from a 2011 regional conference highlighting ...


Last updated on : 11/10/2020