Bruce C Larson

FRBC Chair of Silviculture
Forest Sciences Centre 2038
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
work phone: 6048221284

My research focusses in several areas: basic studies in stand dynamics (especially development patterns of mixed species stands and density effects in single species stands), silviculture (especially economic and biodiversity issues), and forest management (especially forest certification).


Using red alder as an adaptation strategy to reduce environmental, social and economic risks of climate change in coastal BC
Crown competition, crown efficiency, tree growth and site type: quantification with terrestrial LiDAR

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Institute of Forestry CIF

Current Courses

Selected Publications

Juan Blanco, Yueh-Hsin Lo, Clive Welham, Bruce Larson (2017). Productivity of Forest Ecosystems Routledge
Farnden, Craig, Robert J Vassov, Marty Yarmuch and Bruce C Larson (2013). Soil reclamation amendments affect long term growth of jack pine following oil sands mining New Forests: 44 (5) (2013), 799-810
Simard, S.W., Martin, K., Vyse, A., and Larson, B. (2013). Meta-networks of fungi, fauna and flora as agents of complex adaptive systems Chapter 7, pages 133-164. In: Managing World Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems: Building Resilience to the Challenge of Global Change. Edited by Puettmann, K, Messier, C, and Coates, KD. Routledge, NY. ISBN 978-0-415-51977. 369pp.
Ducey, Mark J., Rasmus Astrup, Stefan Seifert, Hans Pretzsch, Bruce C. Larson, K. David Coates (2013). Comparison of Forest Attributes Derived from Two Terrestrial Lidar Systems -American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing -Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, Vol. 79 (3) 245-257
Farnden, C., L. E. de Montigny, B. C. Larson (2012). Climate change adaptation: potential contributions of red alder in coastal British Columbia Prov. B.C. Tech Report 074
Amoroso, M.M., L.D. Daniels and B.C. Larson (2012). Radial growth decline in Austrocedrus chilensis forests in Northern Patagonia. Forest Ecology and Management 265: 62-70.
Tikina, A., R.A. Kozak, J.L. Innes, P. Duinker and B. Larson (2012). Forest Certification in Canada: Perceptions of Provincial and Territorial Government Employees. The Forestry Chronicle 88(1):40-48.
Milakovsky, Brian Brent R. Frey, Mark S. Ashton, Bruce C. Larson, Oswald J. Schmitz (2011). Influences of gap position, vegetation management and herbivore control on survival and growth of white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) seedlings Forest Ecology and Management 261 (2011) 440–446
Chen, J., A. Tikina, A, R.A. Kozak, J.L. Innes and B. Larson (2011). The Efficacy of Forest Certification: Perceptions of Canadian Forest Products Retailers. The Forestry Chronicle 87(5):636-643.
Masters, Megan , Anna Tikina, and Bruce Larson (2010). Forest certification audit results as potential changes in forest management in Canada Forestry Chronicle 86:455-460
Tikina, A.V., J.L. Innes, R.L. Trosper, and B.C. Larson (2010). Aboriginal people and forest certification: a review of the Canadian situation. Ecology and Society, vol 15 (3), article 33
Amoroso, Mariano M., Bruce C. Larson (2010). Stand development patterns as a consequence of the mortality in Austrocedrus chilensis forests -Forest Ecology and Management 259 (2010) 1981–1992
Amoroso, Mariano M. and Bruce C. Larson (2010). Can a natural experiment be used as a tool to design partial cutting regimes? The decline of Austrocedrus chilensis forests, an example -Journal of Forest Research 15:38-42
Spence, John , David MacLean, Heinrich Spiecker, Alex Drummond, Dirk Jaeger, Marianne Stadler, Christine Cahalan, Anders Karlsson, Andy Kenny, Bruce Larson, Blas Mola-Yudego, Maria Sterner, Diane Wästerlund and Erik Valinger (2010). The TRANSFOR success story: International forestry education through exchange -FORESTRY CHRONICLE. 86: 455 – 460
Tikina, A., R.A. Kozak, G.Q. Bull and B. Larson (2009). Perceptions of Change in the U.S. Pacific Northwest Forest Practices On Certified and Noncertified Holdings. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 24(4):187-192.
Tikina, A., R.A. Kozak and B. Larson (2008). What Factors Influence Obtaining Forest Certification in the U.S. Pacific Northwest? Forest Policy and Economics 10(4):240-247.
Larson, Rochefort, Amaroso (2008). Detrmining the disturbance effect on forest development for use in Park Management plans George Wright Symposium
Rasmus Astrup and Bruce C. Larson (2006). Variability of species-specific crown openness for mature boreal aspen and spruce Forest Ecology and Management 228:241-250
Ducey, M.J.; Larson, B.C. (2003). Is there a correct stand density index? an alternative interpretation —Western Journal of Applied Forestry, 18:179-184
Larson, B.C. (2003). Managing using a multi-objective paradigm:carbon credits make it possible -FAO -XII World Forestry Congress, submission 0740-B1