Belart, Francisca

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Outreach and Engagement
Office Location: 

332 Peavy Forest Science Center (PFSC)

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-5613
Ph.D. Sustainable Forest Management, Oregon State University, 2016 Minor in Statistics
M.S Forest Engineering, Oregon State University, 2008
B.S Forestry, Universidad Austral de Chile, 2006
Forest Engineer, Universidad Austral de Chile, 2006
Research Areas: 
  • Engineering for Sustainable Forestry
  • Forest Operations Planning and Management
Research Interests: 
  • Forest Road Design
  • Harvesting
Timber harvesting systems; Forest worker safety; New technologies for forest operations; Forest roads and water quality
Extension Specialist – Timber Harvesting


Graduate Major Advisor
Selected Publications: 
  1. Chung, W., B. Morrissette, P. Green, B. Garrelts, B. Leshchinsky, F. Belart, J. Sessions, J. Wimer, J. Garland. 2022. Effects of pre-bunching trees with a tethered feller-buncher on cable logging productivity and costs: a case study in Southern Oregon. Forest Science 68(3) 325-333
  2. Belart F. and S. Bowers. 2021. EM 9129: Small-scale Harvesting for Woodland Owners. Oregon State University Extension. 14p.
  3. White, R., L. Schimleck, F. Antony, F. Belart and R. Daniels. 2021. Monitoring seasonal transpiration drying of loblolly and slash pine with time-domain reflectometery. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 79 (1297-1304)
  4. Grand, L., A. Christiansen, F. Belart, T. Cushing, C. Schnepf and K. Ketcheson. 2020. Selling Logs from your Property: A Curriculum package for facilitators and educators in the Western United States. PNW739. 98p.
  5. Belart, F., B. Leshchinsky and J. Wimer. 2020. Deadman anchoring design for cable logging: a new approach. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 50(3): 342-357.
Extension Title: 
Extension Specialist, Timber Harvesting