OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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Forest Sector Market Modeling

The Forest Sector Market Modeling team conducts research at the national, regional, and sub-regional levels. Our model building work is driven by the desire to help improve forest management and stewardship decisions by providing market projections and policy simulations to private and public managers. We have been particularly sensitive to the need of managers to apply the projections in their specific ownership and market context—hence we’ve moved toward basic model building blocks that allow greater geographic detail.

Institue for Water and Watersheds

The Institute for Water and Watersheds (IWW) is Oregon’s federally-designated water resources research institute. Its role is to catalyze water research by:

Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing in Ecology

The Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing in Ecology (LARSE) is a joint research effort of the USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station, and the OSU College of Forestry's Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society. LARSE emerged from an array of related remote sensing research projects focused on terrestrial ecology problems. This activity began in 1989 with a concentration on using digital imagery to characterize forest structure in the Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir/western hemlock zone.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research and Regional Analysis group

The mission of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research and Regional Analysis group (TERRA-PNW) is to quantify and understand the response of terrestrial ecosystems to natural and human-induced changes such as climate, wildfire and land management practices.

Trophic Cascades Program

Trophic Cascades in Terrestrial Ecosystems is a research and educational program with the purpose of investigating the role of predators in structuring ecological communities. This program puts special emphasis on the role of potential keystone species in top-down community regulation, with linkages to biodiversity via trophic cascades.

Forests and Climate Change Working Group

The Forests and Climate Change Working Group was established by College of Forestry scientists and educators to:

Young Stand Management

The Young Stand Management Project was initiated as part of the adaptive management strategy of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). While testing assumptions critical for the successful implementation of the ODF Northwest Oregon State Forest Management Plan, the overall objective of this project is to investigate pathways to manage young Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) plantations for a combination of revenue production and older forest structures.

Sustainable Forestry Partnership

A program integrating social and biological aspects of forestry research into strategies for the long-term sustainable management of forests for a multiplicity of values.

Range Contraction Project

The purpose of this study is to compare historic and current ranges of both carnivores and ungulates, identify large-scale patterns in species ranges and determine the degree of human influence on species range changes.

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