Swanson, Frederick

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Professor (Courtesy), USDA Forest Service
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

344W FSL

Phone Number: 
(541) 750-7355
Fax Number: 
(541) 750-7329
B.S., 1966, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Ph.D., 1972, University of Oregon, Eugene
Research Interests: 
  • Disturbance Ecology
  • Aquatic ecosystems
Erosion and other disturbances in forest and mountain stream environments.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Johnson, K.N., and Swanson, F.J. 2009. Historical context of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest--policy, practices, and competing worldviews. In: Spies, T.A.; Duncan, S.L., eds. Old growth in a new world: a Pacific Northwest icon reexamined. Washington, DC: Covelo, CA: Island Press: 12-28.

  2. Swanson, F.J., and Chapin, F.S., III. 2009. Forest systems: living with long-term change. In: Chapin, F.S., III; Kofinas, G.P.; Folke, C., eds. Principles of ecosystem stewardship: resilience-based natural resource management in a changing world. New York, NY: Springer: 149-170.

  3. Swanson, F.J., Goodrich, C., and Moore, K.D. 2008. Bridging boundaries: scientists, creative writers, and the long view of the forest. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 6(9): 449-504.

  4. Goodrich, C., Moore, K.D., and Swanson, F.J., eds. 2008. In the blast zone: catastrophe and renewal on Mount St. Helens. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press. 124 p.

  5. Dale V.H., F.J. Swanson, C.M. Crisafulli (eds). 2005. Ecological responses to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Springer. 342 p.

  6. Foster, D, F. Swanson, J. Aber, I. Burke, N. Brokaw, D. Tilman, and A. Knapp. 2003. The importance of land use legacies to ecology and conservation. BioScience 53(1): 77-88.

  7. Forman, R.T.T. and others, including Swanson. 2003. Road ecology: Science and solutions. Washington, DC, Island Press. 481 p.

  8. Cissel, J. H., Swanson, F. J. and Weisberg, P. J. 1999. Landscape management using historical fire regimes: Blue River, Oregon. Ecological Applications 9(4):1217-1231.

  9. Johnson, K.N., Swanson, F.J., Herring, M., and Greene, S. (eds.). 1999. Bioregional assessments: science at the crossroads of management and policy. Washington, DC. Island Press. 395 p.

  10. Swanson, F.J., Johnson, S.L., Gregory, S.V., Acker, S.A. 1998. Flood disturbance in a forested mountain landscape. BioScience 48(9):681-689.