LEMMA Team Detail

David Bell
Research Forester
Forest Ecologist
Resource Monitoring Program
PNW Research Station - USDA Forest Service
Mailing address:
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 750-7298
david.bell at oregonstate.edu
david.bell at usda.gov

Educational Background

B.S., 2002 (forestry), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
M.S., 2005 (forestry), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Grad. Cert., 2005 (applied statistics), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Ph.D., 2011 (ecology), Duke University, Durham, NC

Research Interests

Understanding drivers of recent and potential changes in forest ecosystems; tree growth, mortality, and recruitment dynamics; linking remotely sensed data to forest inventories to relate fine-scale processes to remotely-sensed change; mapping vegetation pattern and change; assessing and communicating the limitations and uncertainties in vegetation map products; species distribution modeling; hierarchical Bayesian modeling.


Dave joined the PNW Research Station in May of 2014 following a 2.5-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wyoming. He is a member of the Vegetation Monitoring and Remote Sensing Team within the Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program and holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University. Beyond his research, Dave enjoys board games, hiking, fly fishing, exploring the vineyards of the Willamette valley, and playing with his young daughter and wife in the great outdoors.

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