Pascal Berrill

Professor - Silviculture & Restoration

I’m committed to training the next generation of forestry professionals, and filling knowledge gaps to support sustainable management of forest ecosystems. I specialize in: multiaged silviculture, tree growth response to treatment and disturbances, rehabilitation and restoration of degraded forests, climate change adaptation, and carbon forestry (silviculture to maximize biomass production/carbon sequestration), and how variations in the natural environment affect results from these research areas.

Around California, I have partnered with federal and state agencies and the forest industry to establish and maintain large manipulative field experiments with ongoing opportunities for graduate student research:

  • Coast redwood multiaged silviculture experiment (Mendocino & Humboldt)
  • Douglas-fir/tanoak rehabilitation forestry experiment (Mendocino & Humboldt)
  • Aspen restoration study (Lake Tahoe Basin, California & Nevada)
  • Coast redwood climate adaptation experiment (Humboldt County)
  • Black oak post-fire restoration study (throughout northern California)

Education

Ph.D. (2008) University of California, Berkeley, Silviculture
M.S. (2003) University of California, Berkeley, Silviculture
B.For.Sc. (1999) University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Forestry Science

Courses Taught

FOR 430/530 Advanced Forest Ecosystems
FOR 431 Forest Restoration
FOR 432/532 Silviculture
FOR 479 Forestry Capstone

Current Graduate Students

Name Thesis
Keath Sakihara
Zachary Erickson
Jennifer Brumbeloe

Former Graduate Students

Name Thesis Graduation Year
Cerena Brewen 2019
Kurt Schneider 2019
Robert Muma 2019
Walter Kast 2017
Chris Valness 2016
Christopher Kirk 2014
Bobby Howe 2014
Brandon Namm 2012

Publications

For up-to-date list of publications please visit:

Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Pascal_Berrill/research (many publications are available for download here)

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=VZ6kcasAAAAJ