Lyons, Kevin

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Wes LeMatta Associate Professor
Department: 
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Office Location: 

311 Snell Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-5630
Research Areas: 
  • Engineering for Sustainable Forestry
  • Forest Operations Planning and Management
Research Interests: 
  • Forest Road Design
  • Harvesting
Video documentaries Lyons C. Kevin. 2017. Felbot: a new tree felling machine. Available online at: https://youtu.be/yz2plJD42Ck Lyons C. Kevin, Z. Whyte. 2012. Managing unexpected events. Safety Advisory Foundation for Research and Education. Available online at http://youtu.be/UoW2vdQrjSs . Lyons C. Kevin. 2009. A safer way to fall trees. Daily Planet, Knowledge Network. Clip available online at http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/#clip238722

Advising

Graduate Major Advisor
Graduate Students: 
Courses Taught: 
  • FE 370/371
    Harvesting Operations and Process Engineering
  • FE 416
    Forest Road System Management
  • FE 471
    Harvesting Management
Selected Publications: 
  1. Sessions John, Kevin C. Lyons. 2018. Does hauling logs provide an opportunity for electric trucks? IJFE. 29(3):192-198.
  2. Lyons C. Kevin. 2018. Are British Columbia forestry workers achieving recommended sleep levels? International Journal of Forest Engineering. 29(2):92-98.
  3. Man Cosmin D., Kevin C. Lyons, John D. Nelson, and Gary Q. Bull. 2016. Cost to produce carbon credits through fluctuating harvest levels in British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 46(11): 1302-1309.
  4. Greg Demille and Lyons, C. Kevin. 2016. Unexpected events when manually falling trees in coastal British Columbia. Forest Science. 62(4): 433-439.
  5. McLeod CB, Sarkany D (MSc student), Davies H, Lyons K, Koehoorn M. 2015. Prevention in dangerous industries: does safety certification prevent tree faller injuries? Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 41(5):478–485.
  6. Lyons, C. Kevin and Greg Demille. 2015. Management requiring conditions when manually falling trees. The Forestry Chronicle. 91(03):299-305.
  7. Lyons C. Kevin. 2015. New development of a remotely operated falling wedge. The Forestry Chronicle. 91(2): 176-181.
  8. Man Cosmin D., Kevin C. Lyons, John D. Nelson, and Gary Q. Bull. 2015. Cost to produce Carbon credits by reducing the harvest level in British Columbia, Canada. Forest Policy and Economics. 52:9-17.
  9. Lyons C. Kevin, Sessions John, Wimer Jeff. 2014. The adequacy of falling object protection design criteria for feller bunchers. Forest Science. 60(4):757-763.
  10. Man Cosmin D., Kevin C. Lyons, John D. Nelson, and Gary Q. Bull. 2013.Potential of alternate forest management practices to sequester and store Carbon in two forest estates in British Columbia, Canada. Forest Ecology and Managment. 305:239-247.
  11. Lyons, C. Kevin. Ewart James. 2012. The Wood duck; a new tree falling tool. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 27(3):137-142
  12. Lyons C. Kevin, Sessions John, Wimer Jeff. 2012. Effect of undercut style and post hinge behaviour in tree felling. Forest Science. 58(6):547-558
  13. Lyons C. Kevin, Noll Florian. 2011 Optimizing a novel method for manually falling trees. Forestry Chronicle. 87:(04) 537-541
  14. Noll Florian, Lyons C. Kevin. 2010. A novel method for manually falling trees. Forestry Chronicle, 86(5):608-613
  15. Lyons, C. Kevin, Xing, Li, Nelson, John, D. 2010. Using LME in helicopter logging data. Forest Science. 56(4):356-365.
  16. Lyons, C. Kevin, and Day, Ken. 2009. Temporary logging roads surfaced with mulched wood, Western Journal of Applied Forestry, 24(3):124-127.
  17. Lyons, C. Kevin. 2008. An anisotropic heterogeneous beam with overspecified boundary conditions, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Solids, 3(8):1549-1559.
  18. Lyons, C. Kevin, Lansdowne, Matthew, and Bennett, D. M. 2007. Load sharing in gravel decked log stringer bridges, International Journal of Forest Engineering, 19(1):41-49.
  19. Lyons, C. Kevin. 2007. Considering cable stretch in logging applications, International Journal of Forest Engineering, 19(1):28-34.
  20. Shetty, MithunK. and Lyons, C. Kevin. 2006. An onboard load measuring device for off-highway log trucks. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 18(1):33-40.
  21. Lyons, C. Kevin, and Fannin, R. Jonathan. 2006. A comparison of two design methods for unpaved roads reinforced with geogrids. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 43:1389-1394.
  22. Lyons, C. Kevin, and Lansdowne, Matthew. 2006. Vertical stress in the gravel decking of log bridges. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 21(2):61-67.
  23. Lyons, C. Kevin, and Bennett, D.M. 2005. The effect of taper on the MOE of log stringers. Journal of Wood Science and Technology. 39(7):560-568.
  24. Saravi, A., and Lyons, C. Kevin. 2004. Finite Element Modeling of Guyed Backspars in Cable Logging. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 34:817-828.
  25. Lyons, C. Kevin, and McNeel, J. F. 2004. Partial Retention and Helicopter Turn Volume. Forest Products Journal. 54:58-61.
  26. Lyons, C. Kevin. 2002. Stress Functions for a Heterogeneous Section of a Tree. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 39:4615-4625
  27. Lyons, C. Kevin, Guenther, Ronald B., and Pyles, Marvin R. 2002. Considering Heterogeneity in a Cylindrical Section of a Tree. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 39:4665-4675.
  28. Lyons, C. Kevin, Guenther, Ronald B., and Pyles, Marvin R. 2002. Elastic Equations for a Cylindrical Section of a Tree. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 39:4773-4786.
  29. Pyles, Marvin R., and Lyons, C. Kevin. 2001. Analysis of Unguyed Spar Trees. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 12(2):11-17.