Beth Dodson

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Beth Dodson

Professor of Forest Operations

Office Hours:

I maintain an open-door policy.

Education

BS Forest Resource Management, University of Idaho, 1997

MS Forest Engineering, Oregon State University, 1999
Thesis title: “Hungry Bob harvest production study: mechanical thinning for fuel reduction in the Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon”

MBA, Oregon State University, 2002

PhD, Forest Engineering, Oregon State University, 2004
Dissertation title: “Setting Forest Road Maintenance and Upgrade Priorities Based on Environmental Effects and Expert Judgment”

Courses Taught

  • FORS 341 Timber Harvesting and Forest Roads (spring)
  • FORS 434 Advanced Forest Roads (fall, even years)
  • FORS 435 Advanced Timber Harvesting (fall, odd years)
  • FOR 440 Forest Stand Management (fall)

Research Interests

  • Harvest, pre-processing, and transportation of woody biomass
  • Opeational forest planning for multiple goals
  • Implementation of forest restoration treatments
  • Forest road design, construction, maintenance, and management considering both environmental and economic impacts