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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

FRST339 Forest Level Measurement and Productivity Sections

Obtaining and forecasting information for stands and forests.

Winter 2017

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 2017

FRST424 Sustainable Forest Management Sections

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

Winter 2017

FRST421 Quantitative Forest Management Sections

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

Winter 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

FRST539C Problems in Forest Sampling - PROB FRST SAMPLG Sections

Winter 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

FRST558 Landscape-Level Forest Land Management Sections

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

Winter 2017

FRST100 Sustainable Forests Sections

An overview of forests and forestry. Survey of the disciplines, areas of study, and values that frame sustainable management of forests in BC and the world. Assignments focus on critical thinking and written communication skills.

Selected Publications


Lei, X., L. Fu, Z. Hu, W. Zeng, S. Tagn, P. Marshall, L. Cao, X. Song, L. Yu, J. Liang. (2017). Integrating regional climate change into allometric equations for estimating tree aboveground biomass of Masson pine in China. Annals of Forest Science 2(74):1-15.
Goodbody, T.R.H., N.C. Coops, P.L. Marshall, P. Tompalski, P. Crawford. (2017). Unmanned aerial systems for precision forest inventory purposes: A review and case study. For. Chron. 93(1):71-81.
Xu, D., J. Liu, P. Marshall, Z. He, and S. Zheng (2017). Leaf litter decomposition dynamics in unmanaged Phyllostachys pubescens stands at high elevations in the Daiyun Mountain National Nature Reserve. Journal of Mountain Science DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11629-017-4426-8.
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, Paul D., Nicholas C. Coops, Sarah E. Gergel, David W. Andison, Peter L. Marshall. (2016). Managed boreal forests drive rapidly changing landscape patterns over the last three decades in Canada. PLOS ONE Spatial and Landscape Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157736.
Jucker, Tommaso, John Caspersen, Cécile Antin, Nicolas Barbier, Frans Bongers, Jérôme Chave, Michele Dalponte, Karin Y. van Ewijk, David I. Forrester, Matthias Heani, Steven I. Higgins, Robert J. Holdaway, Yoshiko Lida, Michael Keller, Craig Lorimer, Peter L. Marshall, Stéphane Momo, Glenn R. Moncrieff, Pierre Ploton, Lourens Poorte, Kassim Abd Rahman, Michael Schlund, Bonaventure Sonké, Frank J. Sterck, Anna T. Trugman, Vladimir A. Usoltsev, Mark C. Vanderwel, Peter Waldner, Beatrice Wedeux, Christian Wirth, Murray Woods, Wenhua Xiang, Niklaus Zimmermann and David A. Coomes. (2016). Allometric equations for integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring programs. Global Change Biology DOI:10.1111/gcb.13388.
Halperin, J., V. LeMay, E. Chidumayo, L. Verchot, and P. Marshall. (2016). Model-based estimation of above-ground biomass in the miombo ecoregion of Zambia. Forest Ecosystems 3:14. DOI:10.1186/s40663-016-0077-4
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
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.