Current Research & Research Interests
Arne's research interests revolve around finding pragmatic, applied
solutions to environmental problems that result from the intensive
management of forested terrain. Two areas of interest to Arne
are the forest road system and the management of headwater watersheds.
In both of these areas there is a special emphasis on the management
of landslide-prone headwater watersheds. For forest roads, research
projects include the hydrology of forest roads, road/hillslope
interactions, the effect of forest roads on the hydrology of watersheds,
forest roads and sediment, and the engineering and design of environmentally
effective drainage systems for forest roads. For landslide-prone
terrain, research projects include identifying high-hazard landslide
areas, identifying mechanisms and processes that trigger landslides
and how management affects them including rainfall intensity,
roots, and the canopies of forest vegetation. Finally, for headwater
watersheds, research projects include investigating the downstream
effects on perennial fish-bearing streams of forest management
activities on upstream non-fish bearing streams including effects
on flow, temperature, and sediment.
- Propagation of harvesting related stream temperatures downstream
during summer low flows in forested headwater streams
- Attenuation of high intensity rainfall by forest vegetation
- Hydrology of forest roads
- The interaction of forest roads and hillslopes
- Forest roads and watershed hydrology
- The effect of DEM error and grid resolution on predicting
landslide locations using terrain analysis and topographic indices
- The spatial and temporal variability of rainfall and its influence
on the occurrence of landslides
- FE 430/530: Watershed Processes
- FE 434/534: Forest Watershed Management
- FE 532: Forest Hydrology
- FE 533: Forest Hydrology Lab
- FE 536: Forest Erosion Processes
Selected Recent Publications
Keim, R.F., A.E. Skaugset, and D.S. Bateman. (2002) Physical
aquatic habitat II. Pools and cover affected by large woody debris
in three western Oregon streams. North American Journal of Fisheries
Management. 22: 151-164.
Keim, R.F. and A.E. Skaugset. (2002) Physical aquatic habitat
I: Errors associated with measurement and estimation of residual
pool volumes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.22:
Beschta, R.L., M.R. Pyles, A.E. Skaugset, and C.G. Surfleet.
2000. Peakflow responses to forest practices in the western Cascades
of Oregon, USA. Journal of Hydrology, 233:102-120.
Keim, R.F., A.E. Skaugset, and D.S. Bateman. 2000. Dynamics of
coarse woody debris places in three Oregon streams. Forest Science.
Keim, R.F., A.E. Skaugset, and D.S. Bateman. 1999. Digital terrain
modeling of small stream channels with a total-station theodolite.
Advances in Water Resources 23:41-48.
Wing, M.G., R.F. Keim, and A.E. Skaugset. 1999. Applying geostatistics
to quantify distributions of large woody debris in streams. Computers
& Geosciences 25:801-807.
Hayes, J.P., M.D. Adam, E. Dent, W.H. Emmingham, K.G. Maas, and
A.E. Skaugset. 1996. Integrating research and forest management
in riparian areas of the Oregon Coast Range. Western Journal of
Applied Forestry. 11(3):1-5.