Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Yana Valachovic

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Forest Advisor and Humboldt - Del Norte County Director
Humboldt County Office
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503-6998
(707) 445-7351
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Education

MS Forest Science, Oregon State University. 1998

Specialty

Forest management and ecology

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Twieg, B., R. Cobb, D. Stark and Y. Valachovic. 2017. Reducing Co2 emissions by managing for sudden oak death, is it possible? In: Frankel, Susan J.; Harrell, Katharine M., tech. coords. Proceedings of the sudden oak death sixth science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-PSW-255. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 19-22.

  • Standiford, R. and Y. Valachovic, tech. cords. 2017. Coast redwood science symposium—2016: Past successes and future direction. Proceedings of a conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-258. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 446 p

  • Valachovic, Y., R. Cobb, and B. Twieg. 2017. How well has the spread of sudden oak death been predicted by the models in northern California. In: Frankel, Susan J.; Harrell, Katharine M., tech. coords. Proceedings of the sudden oak death sixth science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-PSW-255. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 11-12.

  • Valachovic, Y., R. Cobb, B. Twieg, B. 2017. Conditions 10 years after sudden oak death suppression treatments in Humboldt County, California. In: Frankel, Susan J.; Harrell, Katharine M., tech. coords. Proceedings of the sudden oak death sixth science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-PSW-255. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 15-18

  • Valachovic, Y, Twieg, B., Lee, C., Cobb, R. and Stark, D. 2017. Forest stand conditions after Phytophthora ramorum management in northern California: post-treatment observations inform future responses. Forest Phytophthoras 7(1):54-66. doi:10.5399/osu/fp.7.1.4018

  • Y. Valachovic and R. Standiford. 2017. Changes in the redwood region from 1996-2016. In Standiford, R. and Y. Valachovic, tech. cords. 2017. Coast redwood science symposium—2016: Past successes and future direction. Proceedings of a conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-258. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 3-8

  • Lee, C., Y. Valachovic, D. Stark. 2017. The political ecology of forest health in the redwood region. In Standiford, R. and Y. Valachovic, tech. cords. 2017. Coast redwood science symposium—2016: Past successes and future direction. Proceedings of a conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-258. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 333-341.

  • Eitzel, M.V., Kelly, M., Dronova, I., Valachovic, Y., Quinn-Davidson, L., Solera, J. and de Valpine, P. 2016. Challenges and opportunities in synthesizing historical geospatial data using statistical models. Ecological Informatics, 31, pp.100-111.

  • Valachovic, Y., L. Quinn-Davidson and R. Standiford. 2015. Can the California Forest Practice Rules adapt to address conifer encroachment? In Standiford, Richard B.; Purcell, Kathryn L., tech. cords. 2015. Proceedings of the seventh California oak symposium: managing oak woodlands in a dynamic world. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-251. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 579 p.

  • Valachovic, Y., Lee, C., Twieg, B., Rizzo, D., Cobb, R., & Glebocki, R. 2013. Suppression of Phytophthora ramorum Infestations Through Silvicultural Treatment in California's North Coast. In Frankel, S.J.; Kliejunas, J.T.; Palmieri, K.M.; Alexander, J.M. tech. coords. 2013. Proceedings of the Sudden Oak Death Fifth Science Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-243. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 169 p

  • Valachovic, Y., Quinn-Davidson, L., Lee, C., Goldsworthy, E., Cannon, P. 2013. Novel Approaches to SOD Management in California Wildlands: A Case Study of "Eradication" and Collaboration in Redwood Valley. In Frankel, S.J.; Kliejunas, J.T.; Palmieri, K.M.; Alexander, J.M. tech. coords. 2013. Proceedings of the Sudden Oak Death Fifth Science Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-243. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 169 p.

  • Valachovic, Y., Rizzo, D., & Twieg, B. 2013. The current state of knowledge on operational sanitation measures to lower risk of Phytophthora ramorum spread and the need for further study. In Frankel, S.J.; Kliejunas, J.T.; Palmieri, K.M.; Alexander, J.M. tech. coords. 2013. Proceedings of the Sudden Oak Death Fifth Science Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-243. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 169 p.

  • Cobb, R. C., D. Rizzo, K. Hayden, M. Garbelotto, J. Filipe, C. Gilligan, W. Dillon, R. Meentemeyer, Y. Valachovic, E. Goheen, T. Swickie, E. Hansen, and S. Frankel. (2013). Biodiversity conservation in the face of dramatic forest disease: an integrated conservation strategy for tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus) threatened by sudden oak death. Madroño, 60(2), 151-164.

  • Ferranto, S., L. Huntsinger, C. Getz, G. Nakamura, W. Stewart, S. Drill, Y. Valachovic, M. DeLasaux and M. Kelly. 2012. Forest and rangeland owners value land for natural amenities and as a financial investment. California Agriculture, 65 (4), 184-191.

  • Filipe JAN, Cobb RC, Meentemeyer RK, Lee CA, Valachovic YS, Cook A, Rizzo D, Gilligan C. 2012. Landscape Epidemiology and Control of Pathogens with Cryptic and Long-Distance Dispersal: Sudden Oak Death in Northern Californian Forests. PLoS Computational Biology 8(1): e1002328. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002328 

  • Lee, C., J. Alexander, S. Frankel and Y. Valachovic. 2012. Evolution of an Invasive Species Research Program and Implications for Large-scale Management of a Non-native, Invasive Plant Pathogen. Environmental and Natural Resources Research, 2 (2), 99-111. Doi:10.5539/enrr.v2n2p99.

  • Quarles, S. and Y. Valachovic. 2012. Using Wood Quality Measures to Evaluate Second-Growth Redwood. In Standiford, R. et al, technical coordinators 2012.   Proceedings of Coast Redwood Forests in a Changing California: A Symposium for Scientists and Managers (pages 553-559). General Technical Report. PSW-GTR-238. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service. US Department of Agriculture.

  • Valachovic, Y.S., Lee, C.A., Scanlon, H., Varner, J.M., Glebocki, R., Graham, B.D., and Rizzo, D.M. 2011. Sudden oak death-caused changes to surface fuel loading and potential fire behavior in Douglas-fir-tanoak forests. Forest Ecology and Management 261 (11): 1973-1986.

  • Quarles, S., Y. Valachovic, G. Nakamura, G. Nadar, M. De Lasaux. 2010. Building Materials and Design for Home Survival in Wildfire Prone Areas. Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley. CA. Publication # 8393.

  • Lee, C., Valachovic, Y., Garbelotto, M. 2010. Protecting trees from sudden oak death before infection. Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley. CA. Publication # 8426

  • Valachovic, Y. C. Lee, J. Marshall, and H. Scanlon. 2008. Wildland management of Phytophthora ramorum in northern California forests. Pages 305-312. In Frankel, S., J. Kliejunas, K. Palmieri, technical coordinators. 2008. Proceedings of the sudden oak death third science symposium. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-214. Albany, CA. 491 pages.

  • Harris, R, G. Nakamura, and Y. Valachovic (editors). 2007. Forest Stewardship Series- Complete Series (#8323). Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley. CA.

  • Harris, R, G. Nakamura, and Y. Valachovic. 2007. Forest Stewardship Series 1. Introduction to Forest Stewardship and Glossary of Terms (#8231). Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley. CA

  • LeBlanc, J., Y. Valachovic, H. Morrison. 2007. Forest Stewardship Series 24- Professional Assistance (#8254). Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley. CA.

  • Litman, L., Y. Valachovic. 2007. Forest Stewardship Series 18- Stewardship Objectives and Planning (#8248). Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley. CA

  • Nadar, G., G. Nakamura, M. De Lasaux, S. Quarles, and Y. Valachovic. 2007. Home Landscaping for Fire. (#8228) Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley. CA.

  • Nunamaker, C., Y. Valachovic. 2007. Forest Stewardship Series 6- Forest Vegetation Management (#8236). Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley. CA.

  • Nunamaker, C., Y. Valachovic. 2007. Forest Stewardship Series 7- Forest Regeneration (#8237). Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley. CA.

  • Morrison, H., Y. Valachovic, Nunamaker, C., 2007. Forest Stewardship Series 19- Laws and Regulations Affecting Forests Part 1: Timber Harvesting (#8249). Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley, CA.

  • Standiford, R.; Giusti, G.; Valachovic, Y; Zielinski, W.J., Furniss, M.., technical editors. 2007. Proceedings of the redwood region forest science symposium: What does the future hold? Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-194. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 553 p.

  • Valachovic, Y. 2007. Forest Stewardship Series 23- Technical and Financial Assistance (#8253). Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Berkeley, Ca.

  • Parke, J., J. Bienapfl, E. Oh, D. Rizzo, E. Hansen, G. Buckles, C. Lee, Y. Valachovic. 2006. Natural infection of tanoak seedlings roots by Phytophthora ramorum. Phytopathology 96:S90.

  • Scanlon, H. and Valachovic, Y. 2006. Predicting Post-Fire Severity Effects in Coast Redwood Forests Using FARSITE. In: Andrews, Patricia L.; Butler, Bret W., comps. 2006. Fuels Management-How to Measure Success: Conference Proceedings. 28-30 March 2006; Portland, OR. Proceedings RMRS-P-41. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 587-591.

  • Larsen, R., D. Lewis and Y. Valachovic. 2005. Watershed Management in Oak Woodlands. Chapter 4 (in) Giusti, G. A., R. Standiford and D. McCreary (eds). A Planner's Guide to Oak Woodlands 2nd edition. Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program publication # 3491. University of California Cooperative Extension. Berkeley, Ca.

  • Valachovic, Y., B. Caldwell, K. Cromack, R. P. Griffiths. 2004. Leaf Litter Chemistry Controls on the Decomposition of Pacific Northwest Trees and Woody Shrubs. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 34: 2131-2147.

  • Smith, J. E., R. Molina, D. Luoma, M. Huso, D. McKay, M.A. Castellano, T. Lebel, Y. Valachovic. 2002. Species richness, abundance, and composition of hypogeous and epigeous ectocmycorrhizal fungal sporocarps in young, rotation-age and old-growth stands of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsusga menziesii) in the Cascade Range of Oregon, USA. Canadian Journal of Botany 80, 186-204.

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