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Bob Rummer

Question Manager for TIMBR-3

Current Position: Project Leader, Forest Operations and Engineering Research Unit, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 520 Devall Drive, Auburn, Alabama 36849, phone: (334) 826-8700, email:


††††† Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Auburn University, 1988.

††††† MS Forest Products (Logging and Engineering), Univ. of Idaho, 1982.

††††† BS Forest Management, University of Idaho, 1980.

Professional Experience

1998-current††† Project Leader, Engineering Research Unit USDA Forest Service, Auburn, AL.

1992-1998           Research Engineer, Engineering Research Unit

1990-1992           Sr. Consulting Engineer, Auburn Engineers Inc.

1987-1990           Research Engineer, Engineering Research Unit

1983-1987†††††† Grad. Co-op Research Engineer, Engineering Research Unit

Professional Affiliations

Vice-chairman, Machine Technical Committee, Society of Automotive Engineers

††††† Project Leader, Forest Equipment Standards, Intíl Organization for Standardization

††††† Deputy Chairman, Work Environment, Intíl Union of Forestry Research Organizations

Recent Publications

Taylor, Steve; Rummer, B.; Yoo, K.H.; Welch, R.A.; Thompson, J.D. 1999. What we know and donít know about water quality at stream crossings. Journal of Forestry 97(8): 12-17.

Wilhoit, John; Rummer, Bob. 1999. Application of small-scale systems: evaluation of alternatives. Paper 99-5056. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 19 p.

Rummer, Bob. 1998. The effect of shelterwood prescriptions on forest operations productivity. Paper 98-7017. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 9 p.

Rummer, Bob, Baumgras, John; McNeel, Joe. 1997. Forest operations for ecosystem management. In: Role of wood production in ecosystem management. Proceedings of the IUFRO All Div. 5 Conference. FPL-GTR-100. Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service: 46-52.

Seixas, Fernando; Stokes, Bryce; Rummer, Bob; McDonald, Tim. 1996. Harvesting soil impacts for selected silvicultural prescriptions. In: Proceedings of the 20th World Congress IUFRO.

Rummer, Bob; Stokes, Bryce; Lockaby, Graeme. 1996. Sedimentation associated with forest road surfacing in a bottomland hardwood ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management 90: 195-200.

Stokes, Bryce J.; Rummer, Robert B.; McDonald, Timothy P.; Seixas, Fernando. 1994. Biological and mechanical interactions--what do we know? In: 1994 Interactive Workshop and Seminar, FORSITRISK, Soil, Tree, Machine Interactions. 1994 July 4-8; Feldalfing, Germany. [Publisher unknown]: 1-17.



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