Beth Dodson

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Beth Dodson

Associate Professor of Integrated Natural Resource

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I maintain an open-door policy.


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)
  • FORS 435 Advanced Timber Harvestin (fall)
  • FOR 440 Forest Stand Management (fall)
  • FOR 481 Forest Planning (spring)

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


Selected Publications

  • Dodson, E.M., W. Chung, K. Mills, R. Nall, J. Sessions, G. Zartman. 2007. Transportation planning to determine low volume road standards, long term needs, and environmental risks and tradeoffs. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1989, Vol. 1, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2007, pp. 11-19. 
  • Dodson, E.M, T. Deboodt, and G. Hudspeth. 2006. Production and Cost Estimates for Two Western Juniper Extraction Systems. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 21(4):185-194.
  • Coulter, E.D.*, J. Sessions., M. Wing. 2006. Scheduling Road Maintenance Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process and Heuristics. Silva Fennica. 40(1):143-160.
  • Coulter, E.D.*, J. Coakley, J. Sessions. 2006. The Analytic Hierarchy Process: A Tutorial for Use in Prioritizing Forest Road Investments to Minimize Environmental Effects. International Journal of Forest Engineering  17(2):51-69.
  • Dodson, E.M., M.E. Patterson. 2006. Rethinking Educational Models for Natural Resource Students.  In: Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the Council on Forest Engineering, July 30-August 2, 2006, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.
  • Coulter, E.D.*, D. Young, D. Lysne, and T. Edwards. 2005. Developing and Communicating Road Management Alternatives.  In: Proceedings of the 28th Meeting of the Council on Forest Engineering, July 11-14, 2005, Fortuna, California.

*Published under the name Elizabeth Dodson Coulter

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