Shelby, Bo

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Professor Emeritus
Forest Ecosystems & Society
B.A., 1970, University of Colorado
M.S., 1973, University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., 1976, University of Colorado
Research Interests: 
  • Natural Resources
  • Soil Science
sociology of natural resources; crowding and carrying capacity; resource allocation; norms and standards for resource management; stream flows and resource values
Selected Publications: 
  1. Kim, S. and B. Shelby. 2007. Norm stability in Jirisan National Park: Effects of time, existing conditions, and background characteristics. Environmental Management, in press.
  2. Shelby, B. and D. Whittaker. 2007. Camp competition: Understanding demand, supply, and campsite occupancy. River Management Society 20(3).
  3. Whittaker, D. and B. Shelby. 2007. Trips, people, or user days: What managers should know about river use data. River Management Society 20(3).
  4. Shelby, B. and D. Whittaker. 2007. “Shortening” the Grand Canyon: What difference does access make? River Management Society 20(3).
  5. Kim, S.O. and B. Shelby. 2006. Comparing onsite and offsite methods for measuring norms for trail impacts. Environmental Management 37(4):567-578.
  6. Kim. S. and B. Shelby. 2006. Developing standards for trail condition using image capture technology. Leisure Sciences 27:279-295.
  7. Johnson, R., B. Shelby, M. Brunson, and J. Leahy. 2005. Socioeconomic responses to silvicultural alternatives. In Maguire, C. and C. Chambers. Ecological socioeconomic responses to alternative silvicultural treatments. Corvallis: OSU Forest Research Laboratory
  8. Shelby, B., J. Thompson, M. Brunson, and R. Johnson. 2005. A decade of recreation ratings for six silviculture treatments in Western Oregon. Journal of Environmental Management 75:239-246.
  9. Shelby, B., J. Tokarczyk, and R. Johnson. 2004. Timber harvests and forest neighbors. Journal of Forestry 102(1):8-13.
  10. Shelby, B., D. Whittaker, and R. Mazza. 2004. Assessing Controlled Whitewater Flows on Washington State's Chelan River. Hydro Review 23(2):36-45.
  11. Kim, S., C. Lee, and B. Shelby. 2003. Utilization of photographs for determining impact indicators for trail management. Environmental Management 32(2):282-289.
  12. Shelby, B., J. Thompson, M. Brunson, and R. Johnson. 2003. Changes in scenic quality after harvest: a decade of ratings for six silvicultural treatments. Journal of Forestry 101(2):30-35.
  13. Whittaker, D. and B. Shelby. 2002. Evaluating instream flows for recreation: applying the structural norms approach to biophysical conditions. Leisure Sciences 24(3):363-374.
  14. Vaske, J., D. Whittaker, B. Shelby, and M. Manfredo. 2002. Indicators and standards: developing definitions of quality. In Manfredo, M.J. (Ed.), Wildlife Viewing: a management handbook. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press.