OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Kiser, Jim

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Senior Instructor I
Department: 
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Office Location: 

224 Snell Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-2192
Education: 
Ph.D. Forest Science, 2009. Oregon State University
M.S. Forest Management (Integrated Minor in Statistics), 1992. Oregon State University
B.S. Forest Management, 1982. Humboldt State University
Research Areas: 
  • Forest Biometrics and Geomatics
  • Silviculture, Fire, and Forest Health
Research Interests: 
  • Mycorrhiza Ecology
Surveying, Photogrammetry, Residual Stand Damage. Areas of Interest include: Quantum Dynamics of Endophytic Fungi and Forest Trees, Molecular Genetics of Forest Fungi, Physiological Responses of Forest Trees to Fungi; Surveying Technology in Forest Environments and Forest Harvesting, Technological Efficiencies for Forest Operations; and Statistical Processes in Forest Biometrics, Efficiencies in Timber Cruising Design and Sampling, Biometric Responses of Forest Trees to Damage, Modeling tree Growth Responses to Damage
Bio: 
Current programs include: Environmental Effects on Endophyte Communities in Douglas Fir Progeny Sites; and Advances in Molecular Process Technologies

Advising

Graduate Major Advisor
Courses Taught: 
FE 101
Introduction to Forest Engineering
Additional Information: 
FOR 111
Introduction to Forestry (ecampus)
Additional Information: 
FE 208
Forest Surveying
Additional Information: 
FE 310
Forest Route Surveying
Additional Information: 
FE 312
Forestry Field School
Additional Information: 
FOR 415
Forest Road Design
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Selected Publications: 
  1. Kiser, J., Daniels, Dixie A., and Temesgen, H. 2017. Growth response of coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii [Mirbel] Franco) in western Oregon following mechanical commercial thinning damage. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences (MCFNS). 9(1). 22-2.
  2. Kiser, J. and Hailemariam Temesgen. 2015.Growth response of coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii [Mirbel] Franco) following mechanical commercial thinning damage. Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural Resources Science. (manuscript in review).
  3. Kiser, J., Morrell, J. J., and Filip, G. 2013. Fungal colonization of coastal Douglas-fir following mechanical commercial thinning damage. Forest Pathology. (in press).
  4. Kiser, J. 2011. Histochemical and geometric alterations of sapwood in coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii [Mirbel] Franco) following mechanical damage during commercial thinning. Silva Fennica. 729-741.
  5. Paine, D.P. and J. D. Kiser. 2012. Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation (3rd ed.). John Wiley, inc. New York. 632 pages.
  6. Kiser, J. D. 2010. Surveying for Forestry and the Natural Resources. 2nd edition. John Bell and Assoc. Corvallis, Oregon. 276 pages.
  7. Kiser, J. 2009. The Effects of Mechanical Damage on Residual Coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii [Mirbel] Franco) Following Commercial Thinning. Ph.D. Thesis. Oregon State University. Corvallis, Oregon. 179 pages.
  8. Kiser, Jim. 2008. Satellite-Based Surveying. In: Engineering Field Manual for Conservation Practices Part 650. Natural Resources Conservation Service. United State Dept. of Agriculture. Washington D.C. 31 pages.
  9. Kiser, Jim. 2007. Engineering Surveying. In: Engineering Field Manual for Conservation Practices Part 650. Natural Resources Conservation Service. United State Dept. of Agriculture. Washington D.C. 132 pages.
  10. Kiser, J. D. 2006. Surveying for Forestry and the Natural Resources. John Bell and Assoc. Corvallis, Oregon. 209 pages.
  11. Kiser, Jim, Solmie, Derek, and Kellogg, Loren. 2005. Efficiencies of Traditional and Digital Measurement Technologies for Forest Operations. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 20 (2): 138-143.
  12. Paine, D.P. and J. D. Kiser. 2003. Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation (2nd ed.). John Wiley, inc. New York. 632 pages.