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Bianca Eskelson

Associate Professor

Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-827-0629


Fire effects and ecosystem recovery after forest wildfire

USDA Forest Service

Assessment of spatial and temporal patterns of headwater stream temperature

USDA Forest Service

Status and trends of whitebark pine distribution and health in California, Oregon and Washington

USDA Forest Service

Climate envelope modeling

USDA Forest Service

Quantification of fire effects and post-fire dynamics



OSU College of Forestry Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement Research/Scholarship 2011

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Nguyen, N.A., B.N.I. Eskelson, S.E. Gergel, and T. Murray (2021). The occurrence of invasive plant species differed significantly across three urban greenspace types of Metro Vancouver, Canada Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 59:xxx-xxx
Woo, H., B.N.I. Eskelson, and V.J. Monleon (2021). Matching methods to quantify wildfire effects on forest carbon mass in the U.S. Pacific Northwest Ecological Applications 31(3): e02283
Barbeito, I., B.N.I. Eskelson, and G. Carsky (2021). Trade-offs across densities and mixture proportions in lodgepole pine-hybrid spruce plantations Forest Ecology and Management 490:xxxx-xxxx
Woo, H., B.N.I. Eskelson, and V.J. Monleon (2020). Tree height increment models for national forest inventory data in the Pacific Northwest, USA Forests 11(1),2
Nepal, S., B.N.I. Eskelson, and M.W. Ritchie (2020). Differences in regeneration conditions in Pinus ponderosa dominated forests in northern California, USA, over an 83 year period Forests 11(5), 581
Nguyen, N.A., B.N.I. Eskelson, M. Meitner, and T. Murray (2020). People’s knowledge and risk perceptions of invasive plants in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Environmental Management 66:985-996
Jang, W., B.N.I. Eskelson, T. Murray, K.B. Crosby, S. Wagner, E. Gorby, N.W. Aven (2020). Relationships between invasive plant species occurrence and socio-economic variables in urban green spaces of southeastern British Columbia, Canada Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 47:126527
Jang, W., B.N.I. Eskelson, L. de Montigny, C. Bealle Statland, D.F. Sattler, and S. Ahmed (2019). Stand growth responses of lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir, and spruce after fertilization in forest of interior British Columbia, Canada Canadian Journal of Forest Research 49(11):1471-1482
Jang W., B.N.I. Eskelson, and L. de Montigny (2019). Tree damage after fertilization of thinned lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir, and spruce stands in the British Columbia interior: synthesis report on up to 18-year responses from EP886 Prov. B.C., Victoria, B.C., Tech. rep. 120.
Peterson, K.F., B.N.I. Eskelson, V.J. Monleon, and L.D. Daniels (2019). Surface fuel loads following a coastal-transitional fire of unprecedented severity: Boulder Creek fire case study Canadian Journal of Forest Research 49:925-932
Jang W., B.N.I. Eskelson, P.L. Marshall, and I. Moss (2018). A stand table projection system for interior Douglas-fir in British Columbia, Canada Elsevier Forest Ecology and Management 409:434-443
Eskelson, B.N.I., and V.J. Monleon (2018). Post-fire surface fuel dynamics in California forests across three burn severity classes and two forest types CSIRO Publishing International Journal of Wildland Fire 27(2):114-124
Eskelson, B.N.I., and V.J. Monleon (2018). Status and trends of whitebark pine distribution and health in California, Oregon and Washington In: Forest health monitoring: national status, trends, and analysis 2016. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-233. Ashville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Pages 135-142.
Leach, J.A., D.H. Olson, P.D. Anderson, and B.N.I. Eskelson (2017). Spatial and seasonal variability of forested headwater stream temperatures in western Oregon, USA Springer, Aquatic Sciences 79(2):291-307. doi:10.1007/s00027-016-0497-9
Ferster, C.J., B.N.I. Eskelson, D.W. Andison, and V.M. LeMay (2016). Vegetation mortality within natural wildfire events in the western Canadian boreal forest: what burns and why? MDPI Forests 7(9):187
Eskelson, B.N.I., V.J. Monleon, J.S. Fried (2016). A 6 year longitudinal study of post-fire woody carbon dynamics in California's forests NRC Research Press Canadian Journal of Forest Research 46:610-620
Hagar, J.C., B.N.I. Eskelson, P.K. Haggerty, S.K. Nelson, and D.G. Vesley (2014). Modeling marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) habitat using LiDAR-derived canopy data Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(2):237–249
Azuma, D., B.N.I. Eskelson, J. Thompson (2014). Effects of rural residential development on forest communities in Oregon and Washington, USA Forest Ecology and Management 330:183-191
Eskelson, B.N.I., P.D. Anderson, and H. Temesgen (2013). Modeling relative humidity in headwater forests using correlation with air temperature Northwest Science 87(1):40-58
Barrett, T.M., G. Latta, P.E. Hennon, B.N.I. Eskelson, and H. Temesgen (2012). Host-parasite distributions under changing climate: Tsuga heterophylla and Arceuthobium tsugense in Alaska Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42:642-656
Eskelson, B.N.I., H. Temesgen, and J.C. Hagar (2012). A comparison of selected parametric and imputation methods for estimating snag density and snag quality attributes Forest Ecology and Management 272:26-34
Marquardt, T., H. Temesgen, P.D. Anderson, and B.N.I. Eskelson (2012). Evaluation of sampling methods to quantify abundance of hardwoods and snags with conifer dominated riparian zones Annals of Forest Science 69:821-828
Eskelson, B.N.I., P.D. Anderson, J.C. Hagar, and H. Temesgen (2011). Geostatistical modeling of riparian forest microclimate and its implications for sampling Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41:974-985
Eskelson, B.N.I., L. Madsen, J.C. Hagar, and H. Temesgen (2011). Estimating riparian understory vegetation cover with beta regression and copula models Forest Science 57(3):212-221
Temesgen, H., B.N.I. Eskelson, D.M. Adams, T.C. Maness, and H.E. Burkhart (2011). Teaching in contemporary forest resources curricula: Applications to the teaching of forest measurements and biometrics Journal of Forestry 109(7):371-377
Eskelson, B.N.I., H.Temesgen, T.M. Barrett, V. LeMay, N.L. Crookston, and A.T. Hudak (2009). The roles of nearest neighbor methods in imputing missing data in forest inventory and monitoring databases Taylor & Francis Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 24(3): 235-246.
Eskelson, B.N.I., H. Temesgen, and T.M. Barrett (2009). Estimating current forest attributes from paneled inventory data using plot-level imputation: a study from the Pacific Northwest Forest Science 55(1):64-71
Eskelson, B.N.I., H. Temesgen, and T.M. Barrett (2009). Estimating cavity tree and snag abundance using negative binomial regression models and nearest neighbor imputation methods Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39:1749-1765
Eskelson, B.N.I., T.M. Barrett, and H. Temesgen (2009). Imputing mean annual change to estimate current forest attributes Silva Fennica 43(4):649-658
Eskelson, B.N.I., H. Temesgen, and T.M. Barrett. (2008). Comparison of stratified and non-stratified most similar neighbour imputation for estimating stand tables Forestry 81:125-134