Associate Professor
Forest Sciences Centre 2036
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
phone: 6048223559

Research interests include:

  • Forest Operations
  • Wildfire Operations
  • Biomass supply systems
  • Feedstock quality improvements
  • Technology transfer of harvesting technologies in different operational environments
  • Small scale harvesting systems
  • Small scale bioenergy solutions



Recognition Award – Canadian Forest Service , 2017

Current Graduate Students

Christoph Schilling,
Techno-economic assessment of small scale combined heat and power solutions

Current Courses

Winter 2018

FOPR264 Geomatics, Forest Access and Transportation Sections

Geomatics, the physical attributes of forest access and transportation and how they best integrate with the objectives of resource sustainability.

Winter 2018

FOPR464 Forestry Machines Sections

A detailed examination of the performance of heavy trucks used in forestry plus highlights of particular aspects of the performance of hydraulic tracked machines and cable logging machines.

Winter 2018

FOPR362 Forest Harvesting Systems Sections

The mechanics and productivity of a broad range of forest harvesting systems.


Selected Publications

Raffaele Spinelli, Rien Visser, Rolf Björheden, Dominik Röser (2019). Recovering Energy Biomass in Conventional Forest Operations: a Review of Integrated Harvesting Systems Current Forestry Reports, Springer June 2019, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 90–100
Shaghaygh Akhtari, Taraneh Sowlati, Diana G.Siller-Benitez, Dominik Roeser (2019). Impact of inventory management on demand fulfilment, cost and emission of forest-based biomass supply chains using simulation modelling Biosystems Engineering Volume 178, February 2019, Pages 184-199