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Stephen Mitchell

Associate Professor Emeritus
Founding Director, Master of Sustainable Forest Management Program

Forest Sciences Centre 3041
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-822-4591

Areas of research include:

  • Silviculture Systems
  • Windthrow Assessment and Management
  • Natural Disturbance Processes
  • Stand Dynamics


Windthrow modelling

ForestGALES_BC hybrid mechanistic model
Empirical windthrow models
Diagnostic frameworks for windthrow assessment
Integration of windthrow risk into TASS/TIPSY
Stand density management diagrams and windfirmness

Drag and mechanical properties of trees, acclimative growth

Instrumentation of trees in wind tunnels
Tree-pulling experiments
Response of trees to shading, shaking and staking
Post-thinning acclimative growth patterns

Wind as a natural disturbance agent in forests

Disturbance and recovery in BC forests
Disturbance and recovery following hurricanes in mangrove forests in Belize
Windthrow and large woody debris inputs into riparian ecosystems

Windthrow management

Edge windfirming treatments
Stanley Park 2006 windstorm, restoration and management plans


Institute of Chartered Foresters – Silviculture Prize 2013
ABCFP – Distinguished Forest Professional 2014

Selected Publications

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