Fred Swanson is a Research Geologist and ecosystem scientist with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.  For many years he has studied the interactions of physical processes, such as fire, flood, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and forestry operations, including roads, with forest and stream ecosystems. Much of this work has taken place at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the Oregon Cascades, Mount St. Helens, and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.  His interests are reflected in title of the proceedings volumes and books for which he is a co-editor or co-author: “Sediment Budgets and Routing in Forested Catchments” (1982. USDA Forest Service); “Bioregional Assessments:  Science at the Crossroads of Management and Policy” (1999, Island Press); “Road Ecology: Science and Solutions” (2002, Island Press); “Ecological Responses to the Eruption of Mount St. Helens” (2005, Springer); and “In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. Helens” (2008, Oregon State University Press).


Fred Swanson

US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

3200 Jefferson Way

Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Email: fswanson ‘at‘