Patrick Hiesl

Associate Professor of Forest Operations
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: 230 Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864-656-7293


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Forest Resources
University of Maine 2015

M.S. Forest Resources
University of Maine 2013

B.S. Forest Management
University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg 2010

 Courses Taught

FOR 2520 - Forest Operations (Summer Camp)
FOR 2540 - Forest Products (Summer Camp)
FOR 3410 - Wood Procurement
FOR 4100/6100 - Harvesting Processes
FOR 4190/7070 - Forestry and Recreation in Southern Germany (Study Abroad)


Dr. Hiesl has a passion for forest operations and the sustainable management of forest resources. His research focuses on best management practices and the productivity and efficiency of alternative harvesting equipment. He enjoys teaching students and offers international experiences to them.

 Research Interests

Dr. Hiesl's research interests are in forest operations with a focus on best management practices and the use of alternative harvesting equipment on small scale harvests. Most recently Dr. Hiesl started a research project involving horse logging supported by small-scale mechanized equipment.