As the Giustina Professor of Forest Management and director of the Center for Intensive Planted-Forest Silviculture at Oregon State University, Dr. Douglas Maguire will offer extensive forest management knowledge to the sustainable feedstock production area of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance project. A professor of silviculture, biometrics, and mensuration for the last 22 years, Dr. Maguire has focused much of his research on estimating net primary production of forest ecosystems and investigating silvicultural influences on the allocation of carbon and biomass among components of forest vegetation, including crop trees and understory vegetation.
Recent and current work emphasizes crown dynamics in managed stands of Douglas-fir with respect to foliage mass, distribution, and chemistry, as well as branch structure and development. Dr. Maguire has collaborated on numerous growth and yield modeling projects and is directing an effort to model competing vegetation development and tree growth in young, intensively managed Douglas-fir stands.
Before his work at OSU, Dr. Maguire was an associate professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystem Science at the University of Maine at Orono, as well as an associate professor and silviculture project leader in the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington. He also served as a research forester for the U.S. Forest Service’s Northeastern Forest Experiment Station in Orono, Maine.
Dr. Maguire earned his Ph.D. in Forest Management and Forest Modeling/Biometrics from OSU in 1986.