Publications – Caren Dymond

Position Title: Research Scientist

Contact: B.C. Government Directory

Caren leads the Forest Carbon and Climate Change Research Activity. 

Current research projects

  • Potential climate change impacts and what we can do about it.
  • How much are wood products replacing concrete and steel building materials?


Listed in order of publication date:

2021 to present:


  • Spittlehouse, D.L. and Dymond, C.C., 2022. Interaction of elevation and climate change on fire weather risk. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 52(2), pp.237-249.


  • Landry, G., Thiffault, E., Cyr, D., Moreau, L., Boulanger, Y. and Dymond, C., 2021. Mitigation Potential of Ecosystem-Based Forest Management under Climate Change: A Case Study in the Boreal-Temperate Forest Ecotone. Forests, 12(12), p.1667.
  • Forster, E., Healey, J., Dymond, C. and Styles, D., 2021. Commercial afforestation can deliver effective climate change mitigation under multiple decarbonisation pathways. Nature Communications.
  • ​Howard, C., Dymond, C.C., Griess, V.C., Tolkien-Spurr, D. and van Kooten, G.C., 2021. Wood product carbon substitution benefits: a critical review of assumptions. Carbon Balance and Management, 16(1), pp.1-11.

2016 to 2020:


  • Dymond, C.C., K. Giles-Hansen, P. Asante. The forest mitigation-adaptation nexus: economic benefits of novel planting regimes. Forest Policy and Economics, 113, 102124. [Link] or email Caren for a copy.
  • Ling, P., S. Prince, G. Baiocchi, C.C. Dymond, W. Xi, & G. Hurtt 2020. Impact of fire and harvest on forest ecosystem services in a species‐rich area in the southern Appalachians. Ecosphere, 11(6), p.e03150. [Link]


  • Forster, E.J., Healey, J.R., C.C. Dymond, G. Newman, G.Davies, & D.Styles 2019, August. Linking construction timber carbon storage with land use and forestry management practices. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 323, No. 1, p. 012142). IOP Publishing. [Link]


  • Hof, Anouschka R., C.C. Dymond, & D. J. Mladenoff 2018. Climate change mitigation through adaptation: the effectiveness of forest diversification by novel tree planting regimes. Ecosphere 8.11 [Link]


  • Dymond, C.C., S. Beukema, C.R. Nitschke, K.D. Coates, & R.M. Scheller 2016. Carbon sequestration in managed temperate coniferous forests under climate change. Biogeosciences 13, 1933-1947. [Link]
  • Hoberg, G., G. Schittecatte, G. Peterson St-Laurent, & C.C. Dymond 2016. Forest Carbon Mitigation Policy – Issues and Options for British Columbia. Forest Policy and Economics 69:73-82. [Link]
  • Mahalle, L., C. Dymond, S. Berch, C. Bulmer, S. Tedder, B. Titus, and M. Todd. 2016. Using life cycle assessment to evaluate the sustainability of British Columbia's forest-based economy. Prov. B.C., Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. 101. [Link]

2011 to 2015:


  • Dymond, C.C., D.L. Spittlehouse, S. Tedder, K. Hopkins, K. McCallion and J. Sandland. 2015. Applying resilience concepts in forest management:  A retrospective simulation approach. Forests 2015, 6, 4421–4438; doi:10.3390/f6124377


  • Dymond, C.C., S. Tedder, D.L. Spittlehouse, B. Raymer, K. Hopkins, K. McCallion, and J. Sandland. 2014. Diversifying managed forests to increase resilience. Can. J. For. Res. 44: 1196–1205.


  • Mahalle, L., S. Berch, C. Dymond, S. Tedder, B. Titus, and M. Todd. 2013. Life Cycle Sustainability Analysis Sub-project of the Woody Biomass Innovative Project: A Preliminary Assessment. Prov. B.C. Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. 076. [Link]


  • Berch, S.M., M. Curran, C. Dymond, K. Hannam, M. Murray, S. Tedder, B. Titus, and M. Todd. 2012. Criteria and guidance considerations for sustainable tree stump harvesting in British Columbia. Scand. J. For. Res. 27(8):709-723 [Link]
  • Dymond, C.C. 2012. Our Logs’ Story from Truck to Product. Prov. B.C., Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 107. [Link]


  • Dymond, C. and S. Beukema. 2011. Dynamics of CForCS - a New Carbon Model for Simulating Climate Change. In Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology (editor). Presentation summaries from Carbon Management in British Columbia Ecosystems Workshop, June 15-16, 2011, Nelson, BC. pp. 34-37 
  • Metsaranta, J.M., C.C. Dymond, W.A. Kurz, and D.L. Spittlehouse. 2011. Uncertainty of 21st century growing stocks and GHG balance of forests in British Columbia, Canada resulting from potential climate change impacts on ecosystem processes. For. Ecol. Manage. 262(5):827-837. [Link]
  • Stinson, G., W.A. Kurz, C.E. Smyth, E.T. Neilson, C.C. Dymond, J.M. Metsaranta, C. Boisvenue, G.J. Rampley, Q. Li, T.M. White, and D. Blain. 2011. An inventory-based analysis of Canada's managed forest carbon dynamics, 1990 to 2008. Global Change Biol. 17(6):2227-2244. [Link]

2006 to 2010:


  • Dymond, C.C., B.D. Titus, G. Stinson, and W. Kurz. 2010. Future quantities and spatial distribution of harvesting residue and dead wood from natural disturbances in Canada. For. Ecol. Manage. 260(2):181-192. [Link]
  • Dymond, C.C., E.T. Neilson, G. Stinson, K. Porter, D.A. MacLean, D.R. Gray, M. Campagna, and W.A. Kurz. 2010. Future Spruce Budworm Outbreak May Create a Carbon Source in Eastern Canadian Forests. Ecosystems 13(6):917-931 [Link]
  • Daigle, P.W. and C.C. Dymond. 2010. The carbon conundrum - fire and fuel management in fire-prone forests. B.C. Min. For. Range, For. Sci. Prog., Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 97. [Link]


  • Titus, B.D., D.G. Maynard, C.C. Dymond, G. Stinson, and W.A. Kurz. 2009. Wood Energy: Protect Local Ecosystems. Science 324(5933):1389-1390 [Link]
  • Dymond, C.C. and D.L. Spittlehouse. 2009. Forests in a carbon-constrained world. B.C. Min. For. Range, For. Sci. Prog., Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 92. [Link]
  • Kurz, W.A., C.C. Dymond, T.M. White, G. Stinson, G.H. Shaw, G.J. Rampley, C. Smyth, B.N. Simpson, E.T. Neilson, J.A. Trofymow, J.M. Metsaranta, and M.J. Apps. 2009. CBM-CFS3: a model of carbon-dynamics in forestry and land-use change implementing IPCC standards. Ecol. Modelling 220(4):480-504. 


  • Hall, R.J., S.J. Thomas, J.J. Van der Sanden, E. Arsenault, A. Deschamps, W.A. Kurz, C. Dymond, R. Landry, E.H. Hogg, M. Michaelian, and R.S. Skakun. 2008. Remote sensing of forest health: current advances and challenges [extended abstract]. Pages 73-78 in Proceedings of the Forest Pest Management Forum/Compte rendu du forum sur la repression des ravageurs forestiers, December 4-6, 2007, Ottawa, Ontario. Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. 306 p. 
  • Kurz, W.A., G. Stinson, G.J. Rampley, C.C. Dymond, and E.T. Neilson. 2008. Risk of natural disturbances makes future contribution of Canada’s forests to the global carbon cycle highly uncertain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 105(5):1551-1555. [Link]
  • Kurz, W.A., C.C. Dymond, G. Stinson, G.J. Rampley, E.T. Neilson, A.L. Carroll, T.M. Ebata, and L. Safranyik. 2008. Mountain pine beetle and forest carbon feedback to climate change. Nature 452(7190):987-990. [Link]


  • Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, C.C. Dymond, T. Nelson, B. Boots, and T.L. Shore. 2006. Calculating the risk of mountain pine beetle attack: a comparison of distance- and density-based estimates of beetle pressure. Journal of Environmental Informatics 8(2):58-69.
  • Wulder, M.A., C.C. Dymond, J.C. White, and R.D. Erickson. 2006. Detection, mapping, and monitoring of the mountain pine beetle. In: The mountain pine beetle. A synthesis of biology, management, and impacts on lodgepole pine. L. Safranyik and B. Wilson (editors). Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, BC. Pp 123-154. [Link]
  • Wulder, M.A., C.C. Dymond, J.C. White, D.G. Leckie, and A.L. Carroll. 2006. Surveying mountain pine beetle damage of forests: a review of remote sensing opportunities. For. Ecol. Manage. 221(1-3):27-41. [Link]
  • Dymond, C.C., M.A. Wulder, T.L. Shore, T. Nelson, B. Boots, and W.G. Riel. 2006. Evaluation of risk assessment of mountain pine beetle infestations. West. J. Appl. For. 21(1):5-13.

2000 to 2005:


  • Wulder, M.A., R.S. Skakun, C.C. Dymond, W.A. Kurz, and J.C. White. 2005. Characterization of the diminishing accuracy in detecting forest insect damage over time. Can. J. Remote Sensing 31(6):421-431. 
  • Wulder, M.A., C.C. Dymond, and J.C. White. 2005. Remote sensing in the survey of mountain pine beetle impacts: review and recommendations. Nat. Resourc. Can., Can. For. Serv., Pac. For. Cen., Victoria, B.C. Inf. Rep. BC-X-401. [Link]
  • Dymond, C.C., R.D. Field, O.A. Roswintiarti, and Guswanto. 2005. Using satellite fire detection to calibrate components of the fire weather index system in Malaysia and Indonesia. Environ. Manage. 35(4):426-440. [Link


  • Wulder, M.A. and C.C. Dymond. 2004. Remote sensing technologies for mountain pine beetle surveys. in T.L. Shore, J.E. Brooks, and J.E. Stone, editors. Mountain Pine Beetle Symposium: Challenges and Solutions, October 30-31, 2003, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, Information Report BC-X-399. 298 p. [Link]
  • Wulder, M.A., S.E. Franklin, R.S. Skakun, and C.C. Dymond. 2004. A technique for mapping the impact of mountain pine beetle. Can. Forest Service, Victoria, Tech. Transfer Note 32. [Link]
  • Wulder, M.A., C.C. Dymond, and R.D. Erickson. 2004. Detection and monitoring of the mountain pine beetle. Nat. Resourc. Can., Can. For. Serv., Pac. For. Cen., Victoria, B.C. Inf. Rep. BC-X-398. [Link]
  • Collins, M.J. and C.C. Dymond. 2004. Mapping subalpine forest types using networks of nearest neighbour classifiers. Int. J. of Remote Sensing 25(9):1701-1721. 
  • Dymond, C.C., O.A. Roswintiarti, and M.A. Brady. 2004. Characterizing and mapping fuels for Malaysia and western Indonesia. Int. J. of Wildland Fire 13(3):323-334. [Link]
  • Wulder, M.A., D. Seeman, C.C. Dymond, T.L. Shore, and W.G. Riel. 2004. Arc/Info Macro Language (AML) scripts for mapping susceptibility and risk of volume losses to mountain pine beetle in British Columbia. Can. Forest Service, Victoria, Tech. Transfer Note 33. [Link]


  • Dymond, C.C. and E.A. Johnson. 2002. Mapping vegetation spatial patterns from modeled water, temperature and solar radiation gradients. ISPRS Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 57:69-85. 
  • Dymond, C.C., D.J. Mladenoff, and V.C. Radeloff. 2002. Phenological differences in Tasseled Cap indices improve deciduous forest classification. Remote Sensing of Environment 80(3):460-472. [Link]


  • Field, R., C. Dymond, W. de Groot, and B. Lee. 2001. Spatial distribution of fire season and enso effects on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Pages 102-106 in Fourth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, November 13-15, 2001, Reno, Nevada, USA. American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. [Link]

1999 and earlier:


  • Dymond, C. 1998. Redefining species tolerances in a subalpine forest by using energy and moisture processes. MSc Thesis, Dept. Biol. Sci., University of Calgary, Alberta. 79pp.