Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
work phone: 6048270629

Research Areas

Estimation of disturbance effects
Recovery dynamics after disturbance
Spatial copula models
Nearest neighbor imputation

Projects

Fire effects and ecosystem recovery after forest wildfire

USDA Forest Service

Assessment of spatial and temporal patterns of headwater stream temperature

USDA Forest Service

Status and trends of whitebark pine distribution and health in California, Oregon and Washington

USDA Forest Service

Climate envelope modeling

USDA Forest Service

Quantification of fire effects and post-fire dynamics

NSERC DG


Professional Affiliations

Oregon State University, Courtesy Faculty
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Associate Editor
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Coordinator 4.02.03
American Statistical Association (ASA)
Ecological Society of America (ESA)

Awards

OSU College of Forestry Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement Research/Scholarship , 2011

Current Graduate Students

Kate Peterson, MSc
Grace Carsky, MSc
Hyeyoung Woo, PhD
Sushil Nepal, PhD
Ron Taylor, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

Dr. Woongsoon Yang (PostDoc)

Current Courses

Winter 2017

FRST232 Computer Applications in Forestry Sections

Techniques involved in solving forestry problems with microcomputers using word processing, spreadsheet, procedural language, and database management tools.

Winter 2017

FRST430 Advanced Biometrics Sections

Analysis of variance, multiple regression and analysis of covariance. Design and analysis of experiments.

Winter 2017

FRST533C Problems in Statistical Methods - PROBS STAT METHD Sections

Directed studies in problems of advanced statistical techniques as a tool in forest research.

Selected Publications


Leach, J.A., D.H. Olson, P.D. Anderson, and B.N.I. Eskelson (2017). Spatial and seasonal variability of forested headwater stream temperatures in western Oregon, USA Springer, Aquatic Sciences 79(2):291-307. doi:10.1007/s00027-016-0497-9
Ferster, C.J., B.N.I. Eskelson, D.W. Andison, and V.M. LeMay (2016). Vegetation mortality within natural wildfire events in the western Canadian boreal forest: what burns and why? MDPI Forests 7(9):187
Eskelson, B.N.I., V.J. Monleon, J.S. Fried (2016). A 6 year longitudinal study of post-fire woody carbon dynamics in California's forests NRC Research Press Canadian Journal of Forest Research 46:610-620
Hagar, J.C., B.N.I. Eskelson, P.K. Haggerty, S.K. Nelson, and D.G. Vesley (2014). Modeling marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) habitat using LiDAR-derived canopy data Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(2):237–249
Azuma, D., B.N.I. Eskelson, J. Thompson (2014). Effects of rural residential development on forest communities in Oregon and Washington, USA Forest Ecology and Management 330:183-191
Eskelson, B.N.I., P.D. Anderson, and H. Temesgen (2013). Modeling relative humidity in headwater forests using correlation with air temperature Northwest Science 87(1):40-58
Barrett, T.M., G. Latta, P.E. Hennon, B.N.I. Eskelson, and H. Temesgen (2012). Host-parasite distributions under changing climate: Tsuga heterophylla and Arceuthobium tsugense in Alaska Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42:642-656
Eskelson, B.N.I., H. Temesgen, and J.C. Hagar (2012). A comparison of selected parametric and imputation methods for estimating snag density and snag quality attributes Forest Ecology and Management 272:26-34
Marquardt, T., H. Temesgen, P.D. Anderson, and B.N.I. Eskelson (2012). Evaluation of sampling methods to quantify abundance of hardwoods and snags with conifer dominated riparian zones Annals of Forest Science 69:821-828
Eskelson, B.N.I., P.D. Anderson, J.C. Hagar, and H. Temesgen (2011). Geostatistical modeling of riparian forest microclimate and its implications for sampling Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41:974-985
Eskelson, B.N.I., L. Madsen, J.C. Hagar, and H. Temesgen (2011). Estimating riparian understory vegetation cover with beta regression and copula models Forest Science 57(3):212-221
Temesgen, H., B.N.I. Eskelson, D.M. Adams, T.C. Maness, and H.E. Burkhart (2011). Teaching in contemporary forest resources curricula: Applications to the teaching of forest measurements and biometrics Journal of Forestry 109(7):371-377
Eskelson, B.N.I., H.Temesgen, T.M. Barrett, V. LeMay, N.L. Crookston, and A.T. Hudak (2009). The roles of nearest neighbor methods in imputing missing data in forest inventory and monitoring databases Taylor & Francis Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 24(3): 235-246.
Eskelson, B.N.I., H. Temesgen, and T.M. Barrett (2009). Estimating current forest attributes from paneled inventory data using plot-level imputation: a study from the Pacific Northwest Forest Science 55(1):64-71
Eskelson, B.N.I., H. Temesgen, and T.M. Barrett (2009). Estimating cavity tree and snag abundance using negative binomial regression models and nearest neighbor imputation methods Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39:1749-1765
Eskelson, B.N.I., T.M. Barrett, and H. Temesgen (2009). Imputing mean annual change to estimate current forest attributes Silva Fennica 43(4):649-658
Eskelson, B.N.I., H. Temesgen, and T.M. Barrett. (2008). Comparison of stratified and non-stratified most similar neighbour imputation for estimating stand tables Forestry 81:125-134