Professor
Director, Asian Strategies
Forest Resources Management
Forest Sciences Centre 2005
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
work phone: 6048224918
fax: 6048228645

I am interested in quantifying and forecasting stand and forest dynamics, particularly with respect to uneven-aged and/or mixed species (complex) stands. I also have a long-running interest in designing sampling approaches for various natural resources applications. In the last few years, much of my sampling design work has focused on efficient methods of quantifying downed dead woody material (coarse woody debris). I have been active professionally throughout most of my university career. My professional work has taken place essentially on two fronts: (1) service to the province, via membership on several technical committees and individual or university-based contracts, and (2) service to the forestry profession through my membership on the governing council of the Association of B.C. Professional Foresters, Board of Examiners of the Association of B.C. Professional Foresters, as the B.C. representative on the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board, membership on the Forest Science and Technology Board of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, and work with two U.S./Canadian growth and yield co-operatives. I am particularly interested in forestry curriculum development and accreditation.


Projects

Validation of CrosBas/PipeQual (ForValueNet)
Dynamics of Interior Douglas-fir stands following pre-commercial thinning

Awards

Canadian Forestry Achievement Award , 2005

Current Graduate Students

Yonas Abreham, PhD
Anna Shcherbinina, MSc
Validation of Growth and Yield Models

Current Courses

Winter 2016

FRST248 Co-operative Work Placement. Sections

Supervised work experience in an approved organization for a minimum of 15 weeks. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in the Faculty of Forestry. Orientation workshops required. Final work term report required.

Winter 2016

FRST231 Introduction to Biometrics Sections

Basic theories of probability and statistics. Sampling distribution, methods of estimation and hypothesis testing; goodness of fit and tests for independence; analysis of variance, regression and correlation. Consult the Faculty of Science Credit Exclusion Lists: www.students.ubc.ca/calendar/index.cfm?tree=12,215,410,414.

Winter 2016

FRST346 Co-operative Work Placement. Sections

Supervised work experience in an approved organization for a minimum of 15 weeks. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in the Facutly of Forestry. Final work term report required.

Winter 2016

FRST347 Co-operative Work Placement Sections

Supervised work experience in an approved organization for a minimum of 15 weeks. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in the Faculty of Forestry. Final work term report required.

Winter 2016

FRST339 Forest Level Measurement and Productivity Sections

Obtaining and forecasting information for stands and forests.

Winter 2016

FRST348 Co-operative Work Placement. Sections

Supervised work experience in an approved organization for a minimum of 15 weeks. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in the Faculty of Forestry. Final work term report required.

Winter 2016

FRST424 Sustainable Forest Management Sections

Integration of biophysical and socio-economic components of forest management.

Winter 2016

FRST421 Quantitative Forest Management Sections

Introduction to the quantitative tools necessary in forest management. Available only through Distance Education.

Winter 2016

FRST446 Co-operative Work Placement. Sections

Supervised work experience in an approved organization for a minimum of 15 weeks. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in the Faculty of Forestry. Final work term report required.

Winter 2016

FRST449A Directed Studies in Forestry - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases and with the approval of the instructor concerned, a student may carry on directed studies of specific problems in forestry.

Winter 2016

FRST448 Co-operative Work Placement. Sections

Supervised work experience in an approved organization for a minimum of 15 weeks. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in the Faculty of Forestry. Final work term report required.

Winter 2016

FRST449B Directed Studies in Forestry - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases and with the approval of the instructor concerned, a student may carry on directed studies of specific problems in forestry.

Winter 2016

FRST497 Graduating Essay or Technical Report Sections

A technical description of a study or a detailed literature review of at least 4,000 words, developed under the guidance of a Faculty member. Available only to students in their graduating year.

Winter 2016

FRST449F Directed Studies in Forestry - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases and with the approval of the instructor concerned, a student may carry on directed studies of specific problems in forestry.

Winter 2016

FRST498 B.Sc. Thesis in Forestry Sections

An independent study or research project of a subject of special interest to the student under the direction of a staff member. The subject must be appropriate to the student's area of concentration.

Winter 2016

FRST449C Directed Studies in Forestry - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases and with the approval of the instructor concerned, a student may carry on directed studies of specific problems in forestry.

Winter 2016

FRST539C Problems in Forest Sampling - PROB FRST SAMPLG Sections

Winter 2016

FRST536C Advanced Studies in Forest Mensuration - ADV FOR MENSURAT Sections

Development and analysis of forest inventory systems; sequence and patterns of tree growth; analysis of crown development; improvement of stand growth and yield; methods of biomass analysis.

Winter 2016

FRST449D Directed Studies in Forestry - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases and with the approval of the instructor concerned, a student may carry on directed studies of specific problems in forestry.

Winter 2016

FRST449E Directed Studies in Forestry - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases and with the approval of the instructor concerned, a student may carry on directed studies of specific problems in forestry.

Winter 2016

FRST447 Co-operative Work Placement. Sections

Supervised work experience in an approved organization for a minimum of 15 weeks. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in the Faculty of Forestry. Final work term report required.

Winter 2016

FRST558 Landscape-Level Forest Land Management Sections

Preparation of landscape-level sustainable forest management plans that integrate ecological, social, and economic components.

Selected Publications


Halperin, J., V. LeMay, N. Coops, L. Verchot, P. Marshall, and K. Lochhead (2016). Canopy cover estimation in miombo woodlands of Zambia: Comparison of Landsat 8 OLI versus RapidEye imagery using parametric, nonparametric, or semiparametric methods. Remote Sensing and the Environment 179:170-182
Schneider, R., T. Franceschini, M. Fortin, O. Martin, V. Gauthray-Guyenet, G.R. Larocque, P. Marshall and A. Bérubé-Deschênes. (2016). Growth and yield models for predicting tree and stand productivity. Taylor & Francis Group /CRC Press. pp. 142-178.
Pickell, P.D., D.W. Andison, N.C. Coops, S.E. Gergel, and P.L. Marshall (2015). The spatial pattern of anthropogenic disturbance in the western Canadian boreal forest following oil and gas development. Can. J. For. Res. 45:732-743.
Nogueira, G.S., P.L. Marshall, H.G. Leite, and J.C.C. Campos. (2015). Thinning intensity and pruning impacts on Eucalyptus plantations in Brazil. International Journal of Forest Research, Volume 2015, Article ID 168390. 10 p.
Redelsheimer, C.L., R. Boldenow, and P.L. Marshall (2015). Adding value to the profession: The role of accreditation. J. Forestry 113(6):566-570.
Prescott, C.E., V. Nery, A. van Niejenhuis, T. Sajedi, and P. Marshall. (2014). Nutriition management of cedar and hemlock plantations in coastal British Columbia. New Forests
Tsui, O.W., N.C. Coops, M.A. Wulder, and P.L. Marshall. (2013). Integrating airborne LiDAR and space-borne radar via multivariate kriging to estimate above-ground biomass. Remote Sensing of the Environment 139: 340-352.
Marshall, P.L. and A. Shcherbinina. (2013). Validation of the jack pine version of CroBas-PipeQual. ForValueNet Research Note 16. 2 pp.
Tsui, O., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Marshall, P.L., McCardle, A (2012). Using multi-frequency radar and discrete-return LiDAR measurements to estimate above-ground biomass and biomass components in a coastal temperate forest ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 69:121–133
Marshall, P.L. and T. Lee (2011). Development of PrognosisBC for complex stands in the southern and central interior of BC: Application of the model’s growth functions to the SBS and SBPS BEC zones. -Technical Report. Forest Science Plan Project G117074. 13 pp.
Marshall, PL (2011). The changing nature of university forestry education in Canada. -Presented at the Second Asia Pacific Forestry Deans Meeting, Beijing, China. November 11, 2011.
Marshall, PL (2011). Forest inventory in Canada. -Presented at the Chinese Academy of Forest Inventory and Planning, Beijing, China. November 8, 2011.
Tsui, O.W., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Marshall, P.L., McCardle, A. (2010). Using multi-frequency radar and discrete-return LiDAR measurements to estimate above-ground biomass and biomass components in a coastal temperate forest. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 69:121-133
Sharma, R., P.L. Marshall and D.G. Leckie (2010). Spectral response of selected conifer tree species across biogeoclimatic subzones. -Presented at The Prairie Summit. Joint Conference of the Canadian Association of Geographers, the Canadian Cartographic Association, the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group , the Canadian Remote Sensing Society. June 1-5, Regina, SA. Extended abstracts published on: URL?