ORGANON RELATED PUBLICATIONS

Equations and Manuals Developed for ORGANON

1. Paine, D.P. and D.W. Hann. 1982. Maximum crown-width equations for southwestern Oregon tree species. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Paper 46. 20p.

2. Ritchie, M.W. and D.W. Hann. 1984. Nonlinear equations for predicting diameter and squared diameter inside bark at breast height for Douglas-fir. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Research Paper 47, 12 pages.

3. Larsen, D.R. and D.W. Hann. 1985. Equations for predicting diameter and squared diameter inside bark at breast height for six major conifers of southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Note 77. 4p.

4. Walters, D.K., D.W. Hann and M.A. Clyde. 1985. Equations and tables predicting gross total stem volumes in cubic feet for six major conifers of southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Bulletin 50. 36p.

5. Ritchie, M.W. and D.W. Hann. 1985. Equations for predicting basal area increment in Douglas-fir and grand fir. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Research Bulletin 51, 9 pages.

6. Ritchie, M.W. and D.W. Hann. 1986. Development of a tree height growth model for Douglas-fir. Journal of Forest Ecology and Management 15: 135-145.

7. Walters, D.K. and D.W. Hann. 1986a. Predicting merchantable volume in cubic feet to a variable top and in Scribner board feet to a 6-inch top for six major conifers of southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Bulletin 52. 107p.

8. Walters, D.K. and D.W. Hann. 1986b. Taper equations for six conifer species in southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Bulletin 56. 36p.

9. Hann, D.W. and J.A. Scrivani. 1987. Dominant-height-growth and site- index equations for Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine in southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Bulletin 59. 36p.

10. Hann, D.W., D.K. Walters and J.A. Scrivani. 1987. Incorporating crown ratio into prediction equations for Douglas-fir stem volume. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 17: 17-22.
11. Larsen, D.R. and D.W. Hann. 1987. Height-diameter equations for seventeen tree species in southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Paper 49. 16p.

12. Larsen, D.R., D.W. Hann and S.C. Stearns-Smith. 1987. Accuracy and precision of the tangent method of measuring tree height. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 2: 26-28.

13. Ritchie, M.W. and D.W. Hann. 1987. Equations for predicting height to crown base for fourteen tree species in southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Paper 50. 14p.

14. Hann, D.W. and M.W. Ritchie. 1988. Height growth rate of Douglas-fir: A comparison of model forms. Forest Science 34: 165-175.

15. Wang,C.-H. and D.W. Hann. 1988. Height-diameter equations for sixteen tree species in the central western Willamette Valley of Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Paper 51. 7p.

16. Hester, A.S., D.W. Hann and D.R. Larsen. 1989. ORGANON: Southwest Oregon growth and yield model user manual, Version 2.0. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. 59p.

17. Zumrawi, A.A. and D.W. Hann. 1989. Height to crown base equations for six tree species in the central western Willamette Valley of Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Research Paper 52. 9p.

18. Hann, D.W. and C. H. Wang. 1990. Mortality equations for individual trees in southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Bulletin 67. 17p.

19. Ritchie, M.W. and D.W. Hann. 1990. Equations for predicting height growth of six conifer species in southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Paper 54. 12p.

20. Maguire, D.A., J.A. Kershaw, Jr. and D.W. Hann. 1990. An approach to predicting the effects of silvicultural regime on branch size and crown wood core in Douglas-fir. P. 85-94, In: Research in Forest Mensuration, Growth and Yield. School of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blackburg, Virginia. Publication No. FWS-2-90.

21. Hann, D.W. and D.R. Larsen. 1991. Diameter growth equations for fourteen tree species in southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Bulletin 69. 18p.


22. Maguire, D.A., J.A. Kershaw, Jr. and D.W. Hann. 1991. Predicting effects of silvicultural regime on branch size and crown wood core in Douglas fir. Forest Science 37: 1409-1428.

23. Zumrawi, A.A. and D.W. Hann. 1993. Diameter growth equations for Douglas-fir and grand fir in the western Willamette Valley of Oregon. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 4. 6p.

24. Hann, D.W., A.S. Hester and C.L. Olsen. 1995. ORGANON user's manual: Edition 5.0. Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 127p.

25. Hann, D.W. 1997. Equations for predicting the largest crown width of stand-grown trees in western Oregon. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 17. 14p.

26. Hann, D.W., A.S. Hester and C.L. Olsen. 1997. ORGANON user's manual: Edition 6.0. Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 133p.

27. Hann, D.W. 1998. Extending southwest Oregon's Douglas-fir dominant height growth equation to older ages. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 18. 16p.

28. Hanus, M.L., D.D. Marshall, and D.W. Hann. 1999. Height-diameter equations for six species in the coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 25. 11p.

29. Hanus, M.L., D.W. Hann, and D.D. Marshall. 1999. Predicting height for undamaged and damaged trees in southwest Oregon. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 27. 22p.

30. Hann, D.W. 1999. An adjustable predictor of crown profile for stand grown Douglas fir trees. Forest Science 45: 217-225.

31. Hanus, M.L., D.W. Hann, and D.D. Marshall. 2000. Predicting height to crown base for undamaged and damaged trees in southwest Oregon. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 29. 35p.

32. Hann, D.W. and M.L. Hanus. 2001. Enhanced mortality equations for trees in the mixed conifer zone of southwest Oregon. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 34. 34p.

33. Hann, D.W. and M.L. Hanus. 2002a. Enhanced diameter-growth-rate equations for undamaged and damaged trees in southwest Oregon. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 39. 54p.

34. Hann, D.W. and M.L. Hanus. 2002b. Enhanced height-growth-rate for undamaged and damaged trees in southwest Oregon. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 41. 38p.

35. Hann, D.W. D.D. Marshall and M.L. Hanus. 2003. Equations for predicting height-to-crown-base, 5-year diameter growth rate, 5-year height growth rate, 5-year mortality rate and maximum size-density trajectory for Douglas-fir and western hemlock in the coastal region of the Pacific Northwest. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 40. 83p.

36. Hann, D.W. 2003. ORGANON user's manual: Edition 7.0. Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 121p.

37. Marshall, D.D., G.P. Johnson and D.W. Hann. 2003. Crown profile equations for stand grown western hemlock in northwestern Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research33: 2059-2066.

38. Hann, D.W., D.D. Marshall, and M.L. Hanus. 2006. Re-analysis of the SMC-ORGANON equations for diameter-growth rate, height-growth rate, and mortality rate equations of Douglas-fir. Forest Research Lab., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 49. 24.

39. Hann, D.W. 2006. ORGANON user's manual: Edition 8.0. Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 129p.

40. Hann, D.W. and D.D. Marshall. 2007. Revised equation for predicting response of Douglas-fir diameter growth rate to fertilization in ORGANON. SMC Quarterly News (1): 4-7.

41. Hann, D.W., D.D. Marshall, and M.L. Hanus. 2007. Reanalysis of the Western Hemlock Diameter-growth-rate Equation in SMC-ORGANON. College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. SMC Working Paper 5. 23p.

42. Gould, P., Johnson, R., Marshall, D., and Johnson, G. 2008. Estimation of genetic-gain multipliers for Douglas-fir height and diameter growth. Forest Science 54:588-596.

43. Gould, P.J., D.D. Marshall, and C.A. Harrington. 2008. Prediction of growth and mortality of Oregon white oak in the Pacific Northwest. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 23: 26-33.

44. Weiskittel, A.R., D.W. Hann, A. Bluhm, D.E. Hibbs, and T.Y. Lam. 2009. Modeling top height growth of red alder plantations. Journal of Forest Ecology and Management: 258: 323-331.

45. Hann, D.W., A.A. Bluhm, and D.E. Hibbs. 2011. Development and evaluation of the tree-level equations and their combined stand-level behavior in the red alder plantation version of ORGANON. Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Managment, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Forest Biometrics Research Paper 1. 127p.

46. Hann, D.W.. 2011. Revised volume and taper equations for six major conifer species in southwest Oregon. Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Managment, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Forest Biometrics Research Paper 2. 14p.


Other Analyses that Used ORGANON Data Sets

1. Stearns Smith, S.C. and D.W. Hann. 1986. Forest soil associations of southwest Oregon. Oregon State University, Forest Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon.

2. Larsen, D.R., D.W. Hann and S.C. Stearns-Smith. 1987. Accuracy and precision of the tangent method of measuring tree height. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 2: 26-28.

3. Maguire, D.A. and D.W. Hann. 1987. Equations for predicting sapwood area at crown base in southwestern Oregon Douglas-fir. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 17:236-241.

4. Maguire, D.A. and D.W. Hann. 1987. A stem dissection technique for dating branch mortality and reconstructing past crown recession. Forest Science 33: 858-871.

5. Maguire, D.A. and D.W. Hann. 1988. Prediction of branch diameter and branch distribution for Douglas-fir in southwestern Oregon. P. 1029-1036 in A.R. Ek, S. R. Shifley and T. E. Burk, eds., Forest growth modelling and prediction. USDA Forest Service North Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minnesota. General Technical Report NC-120. 1149 p.

6. Maguire, D.A. and D.W. Hann. 1989. The relationship between gross crown dimensions and sapwood area at crown base in Douglas-fir. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 19: 557-565.

7. Maguire, D.A. and D.W. Hann. 1990. Bark thickness and bark volume in southwestern Oregon Douglas fir. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 5:5-8.

8. Kershaw, Jr., J.A., D.A. Maguire and D.W. Hann. 1990. Longevity and duration of radial growth in Douglas fir branches. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 20: 1690-1695.

9. Maguire, D.A. and D.W. Hann. 1990. Constructing models for direct prediction of 5 year crown recession in southwestern Oregon Douglas-fir. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 20:1044-1052.

10. Maguire, D.A. and D.W. Hann. 1990. A sampling strategy for estimating past crown recession on temporary growth plots. Forest Science 36:549-563.

11. Hann, D.W. and A.A. Zumrawi. 1991. Growth model predictions as affected by alternative sampling-unit designs. Forest Science 37: 1641-1655.

12. Ritchie, M.W. and D.W. Hann. 1997. Implications of disaggregation in forest growth and yield modeling. Forest Science 43: 223-233.

13. Ritchie, M.W. and D.W. Hann. 1997. Evaluation of individual-tree and disaggregative prediction methods for Douglas-fir stands in western Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 27: 207-216.

14. Dubrasich, M.E., D.W. Hann and J.C. Tappeiner II. 1997. Methods for evaluating crown area profiles of forest stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 27: 385-392.

15. Marshall, D.D., D.L. Johnson and D.W. Hann. 1997. A forest management information system for education, research, and operations. Journal of Forestry 95 (10): 27-30.

16. Hanus, M.L., and D.W. Hann. 1997. VIZ4ST: Forest Visulization user's guide, Edition 1.0. Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 11p.

17. Hanus, M.L., D.W. Hann and D.D. Marshall. 1998. Reconstructing the spatial pattern of trees from routine stand examination measurements. Forest Science 44:125-133.

18. Bravo, F., D.W. Hann and D.A. Maguire. 2001. Impact of competitor species composition on predicting diameter growth and survival rates of Douglas-fir trees in southwest Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31: 2237-2247.

19. Hann, D.W. and M.L. Hanus. 2004. Evaluation of nonspatial approaches and equation forms used to predict tree crown recession. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34: 1993-2003.

20. Canavan, S.J. and D.W. Hann. 2004. The two-stage method for measurement error characterization. Forest Science 50:743-756.

21. Temesgen, H., D.W. Hann, and V.J. Monleon. 2007. Developing regional height diameter equations for major tree species of southwest Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 22: 213-219.

22. Temesgen, H., V.J. Monleon, and D.W. Hann. 2008. Analysis and comparison of nonlinear tree height prediction strategies for Douglas-fir forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 553-565.

23. Garber, S.M., H. Temesgen, V. Monleon, and D.W. Hann. 2009. Effects of height imputation strategies on stand volume estimation. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 681-690.

24. Hann, D.W, and A.R. Weiskittel. 2010. Evaluation of alternative approaches for predicting individual tree volume growth rate. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 25: 120-126.


Examples of the Independent Analyses that Used the ORGANON Model

1. Johnson, K.N., J. Beuter, B. Greber, G. Lettman, and J. Sessions. 1991. Timber for Oregon's tomorrow: the 1989 update. Forest Research Lab., College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 184p.

2. Birch, K.R. and K. N. Johnson. 1992. Stand-level wood-production costs of leaving live, mature trees at regeneration harvest in coastal Douglas-fir stand. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 7: 65-68.

3. Briggs, D.G. and R.D. Fight. 1992. Assessing the effects of silvicultural practices on product quality and value of coast Douglas-fir trees. Forest Products Journal 42(1):40-46.

4. Curtis, R.O. and D.D. Marshall. 1993. Douglas-fir rotations -- time for reappraisal? Western Journal of Applied Forestry 8(3): 81-85.

5. Fight, R.D., N.A. Bolon and J.M. Cahill. 1993. Financial analysis of pruning Douglas fir and ponderosa pine in the Pacific Northwest. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 8(2): 58-61.

6. McComb, W.C., T.A. Spies and W.H. Emmingham. 1993. Douglas-fir forests: managing for timber and mature-forest habitat. Journal of Forestry 91(12): 31-42.

7. Curtis, R.O. 1994. Rotations, public perceptions, and yields. In: Weigand, J.F., R.W. Haynes and J.L. Mikowski eds, "High quality forestry workshop: the idea of long rotations," Center for International Trade in Forest Products, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Special Paper 15. 265p.

8. Curtis, R.O. 1994. Some simulation estimates of mean annual increment of Douglas-fir: results, limitations, implications for management. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, Oregon. Research Paper PNW-RP-471.

9. McKenzie, D. 1994. Diameter growth equations and growth and yield projections for two tiered stands in western Washington. College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. M.S. Thesis. 174p.

10. Christensen, G.A. 1997. Development of Douglas-fir log quality, product yield, and stand value after repeated thinnings in western Oregon. College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon. M.S. Thesis. 176p.

11. Barbour, R.J., S. Johnson, J.P. Hayes, and G.F. Tucker. 1997. Simulated stand characteristics and wood product yields from Douglas-fir plantations managed for ecosystem objectives. Forest Ecology and Management 91: 205-219.

12. Hayes, J.P., S.S. Chan, W.H. Emmingham, J.C. Tappeiner, L.D. Kellogg, and J.D. Bailey. 1997. Wildlife response to thinning young forests in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Forestry 95 (8): 28-33.

13. Tappeiner, J.C., D. Huffman, D. Marshall, T.A. Spies, and J.D. Bailey. 1997. Density, ages, and growth rates in old-growth and young-growth forests in coastal Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 27: 638-648.

14. Anomymous. 1999. Forests that work: A proposal for a new forestry dealing with the problem of investor driven forestry. Coast Range Association, Corvallis, Oregon. 20p.

15. Sessions, J.; Johnson, D.; Ross, J.; and Sharer, B. 2000. The Blodgett plan: an active-management approach to developing mature forest habitat. Journal of Forestry 98(12): 29-33.

16. Fight, R.D., J.T. Chmelik, E.A. Coulter. 2001. Analysts guide: TreeVal for Windows, version 2.0. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, Oregon. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-514. 21p.

17. Hann, D.W. 2001. Comment Stability and density management in Douglas-fir plantations. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31: 367-368.

18. Welty, J.J., T. Beechie, K. Sullivan, D.M. Hyink, R.E. Bilby, C. Andrus and G. Pess. 2002. Riparian aquatic interaction simulator (RAIS): a model of riparian forest dynamics for the generation of large woody debris and shade. Forest Ecology and Management 162: 299-318.

19. Marshall, D.D. and G.P. Johnson. 2002. Silviculture options in coastal small diameter stands. Pg. 157-164, in Small Diameter Timber: Resource Management, Manufacturing, and Markets proceedings, Baumgartner, Johnson, and DePuit, eds. Washington State University Cooperative Extension Publication MISC0509. 268p.

20. Calkin, D.E., C.A. Montgomery, N.H. Schumaker, S. Polasky, J.L. Arthur and D.J. Nalle. 2002. Developing a production possibility set of wildlife species persistence and timber harvest value. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32:1329-1342.

21. Spies, T.A., K.N. Johnson, P. Bettinger, W.C. McComb, J.L. Ohmann, and G.H. Reeves. 2002. Challenges to integrating wood production, biodiversity,and other socioeconomic values at broad scales: an example from coastal Oregon. In: A.C. Johnson, R.W. Hayes, and R.A. Monserud eds, "Congruent Management of Multiple Resources: Proceedings from the Wood Compatibility Initiate Workshop, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington, December 4-7th 2001." USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, Oregon. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-563.


22. Adams, D.M., R.R. Schillinger, G. Latta, A. Van Nalts. 2002. Timber harvest projections for private land in western Oregon. Forest Research Lab., College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 37. 44p.

23. Maguire, D.A., A. Kanaskie, W. Voelker, R. Johnson, and G. Johnson. 2002. Growth of young Douglas-fir plantations across a gradient in Swiss needle cast severity. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 17: 86-95.

24. Lichtenstein, M. and C.A. Montgomery. 2003. Biodiversity and timber in the Coast Range of Oregon: inside the production possibility frontier. Land Economics 79: 56-73.

25. Shillinger, R.R.; Adams, D.M.; Latta, G.S.; and van Nalts, A.K. 2003. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 18: 166-174.

26. Bettinger, P. and M. Lannette. 2004. LAndscape Management Policy Simulator (LAMPS) Version 1.1 User Guide. Forest Research Lab., College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Research Contribution 43. 113p.

27. Latta, G. and C.A. Montgomery. 2004. Minimizing the cost of stand level management for older forest structure in western Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 19(4): 221-231.

28. Nalle, D.J., C.A. Montgomery, J.L. Authur, S. Polsky, and N.H. Schumacher. 2004. Modeling joint production of wildlife and timber. Journal of Environmental economics and Management 48: 997-1017.

29. Sessions, J.; P. Bettinger, R. Buckman, M. Newton, and J. Hamann. 2004. Hastening the return of complex forests following fire: the consequences of delay. Journal of Forestry 102(3): 38-45.

30. Andrews, L.S., P.P. Perkins, J.A. Thrailkill, N.J. Poage, and J.C. Tappeiner II. 2005. Silvicultural approaches to develop northern spotted owl nesting sites, central Coast Ranges, Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 20(1): 13-27.

31. Bettinger, P., M. Lennette, K.N. Johnson, and T.A. Spies. 2005. A hierarchical spatial framework for forest landscape planning. Ecological Modelling 182: 25-48.

32. Montgomery, C.A., G.S. Latta, and D.M. Adams. 2006. The cost of achieving old-growth forest structure. Land Economics 82: 240-256.

33. Johnson, N.K., P. Bettinger, J.D. Kline, T.A. Spies, M. Lennette, G. Lettman, B. Garber-Yonts, and T. Larsen. 2007. Simulating forest structure, timber production, and socioeconomic effects in a multi-owner province. Ecological Applications 17: 34-47.

34. Pascual, D., D.A. Maguire, and F. Bravo. 2007. Assessing the applicability of growth models to new species and regions: and example comparing Mediterranean maritime pine in central Spain to ponderosa pine in southwest Oregon, USA. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 22(4): 269-277.

35. Johnson, D.L., K.N. Johnson, and D.W. Hann. 2007. The importance of forest stand level inventory to sustain multiple forest values in the presence of endangered species, pp. 238 256 in Sustainable Forestry: from Monitoring and Modelling to Knowledge Management & Policy Science, Reynolds, A.J. Thomson, M. Kohl, M.A. Shannon, D. Ray, and K. Rennolls, eds. CABI Publishing, Cambridge, MA. 527p.

36. Busby, G.M., C.A. Montgomery, and G.S. Latta. 2007 The opportunity cost of forest certification on private land in western Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry22: 55-60.

37. Gould, P.J. and C.A. Harrington. 2008. Evaluation of landscape alternatives for managing oak at Tenalquot Prairie, Washington. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, Oregon. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-745.

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