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Sue Watts

Graduate Communications & Mentoring

Forest Sciences Centre
3640-2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-822-6316
  • Teaching of graduate communication courses (Forestry 544 and 545)
  • Teaching of Forestry 547 (Forestry in British Columbia)
  • Promoting graduate student communications and research
  • Mentoring of graduate students

I have been working at the Faculty for over 35 years. Prior to this, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from Bangor in North Wales and master and doctoral degrees in forest entomology from the University of British Columbia. I became a Registered Professional Forester in 1981. I have been actively involved in the collection and analysis of data pertaining to forest sector research in British Columbia and Canada (Binkley and Watts, 1992, 1999; Watts and Kozak, 2000). More recently I was involved with updating information on the status of forestry research in Canada (funded by the FIA Forest Sciences Program). I taught the course “Introductory biometrics for forestry” in a distance education format from 1985 to 2013 (Kozak and Watts, 1986). Currently, I teach Forestry graduate courses in oral and written communication skills . In 2005 I co-edited the text book “Forestry Handbook for British Columbia” in its fifth edition (Watts and Tolland, 2005). In 2008 I coauthored a new text book (Kozak, Kozak, Staudhammer and Watts, 2008) entitled “Introductory Probability and Statistics – Applications for Forestry and the Natural Sciences”. This text book is now published in a revised 2019 edition.

Course websites at: suewatts.forestry.ubc.ca

Selected Publications

Kozak A, Kozak RA, Staudhammer C, Watts SB. (2008). Introductory Probability and Statistics: Applications for Forestry and the Natural Sciences. CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK. 448 pp.
Watts SB,Tolland L. (Editors) (2005). Forestry Handbook for British Columbia Fifth Edition Forestry Undergraduate Society University of British Columbia. 773 pages
Watts SB, Kozak A, Marshall PL. (2005). Biometrics University of British Columbia Forestry Undergraduate Society, Vancouver, BC. pp. 561-576 in Watts SB, Tolland L. (eds.), Forestry Handbook for British Columbia. Fifth Edition.
Hoberg G, Guy R, Hinch S, Kozak RA, McFarlane P, Watts SB. (2003). Image and Enrolments. Forum 10(6):22-23.
Saddler, J., R.A. Kozak and S. Watts (2002). A University Perspective on Innovations in Forestry Science and Technology. The Forestry Chronicle 78(1):115-116.
Watts S, Kozak RA. (2000). Status of Forestry Related Research in Canada, 1999/2000. FORCAST / Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa, Ontario. 20 pp.
Binkley CS, Watts SB. (1999). The Status of and Recent Trends in Forest Sector Research in British Columbia. For. Chron. 75(4):607-613.
Kozak A, Watts SB. (1984). Introductory Biometrics for Forestry. Forestry 231 Course Manual. UBC Access Guided Independent Study. University of British Columbia. 136pp.
Watts, SB. (Editor) (1983). Forestry Handbook for British Columbia. Fourth Edition Forestry Undergraduate Society. UBC. 611 pages