Shaw, David

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Associate Professor, FERM; Adjunct Professor, FES
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Office Location: 

218 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-2845
PhD, 1991, Forest Protection and Silviculture, University of Washington
MS, 1982, Biology and Plant Ecology, Western Washington University
BS, 1977, Biology, Northern Arizona University
Research Areas: 
  • Forest, Wildlife, and Landscape Ecology
  • Science of Conservation, Restoration, and Sustainable Management
  • Silviculture, Fire, and Forest Health
Research Interests: 
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Entomology
  • Forest Health
Forest Pathology, Mistletoes, Insects/Diseases interaction with Fire, Silviculture and Management.
Forestry and Natural Resources Extension:
I serve those interested in forest and tree health in Oregon with a focus on County Forestry Extension Agents and their clientele, forestry professionals, and small woodland owners and tree farmers.

Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative:
I am Director of the Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative. Swiss needle cast is foliage disease that is specific to Douglas-fir caused by the Ascomycete fungus Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii. The disease was first described in Europe, but the fungus is native to western North America. The cooperative is a collaboration of industry, agencies, extension and academia which is focused on research, monitoring and outreach concerning impacts, epidemiology, spread and intensification of this disease.

Graduate Students Interested in Working in the Forest Health Lab
I accept students as finding allows, if interested in graduate school, contact me and include a resume.


Graduate Major Advisor
Graduate Students: 
Courses Taught: 
FOR 599
Forest Health and Protection
3 credits. Taught winter quarters