Cosmin Filipescu

Research Scientist

Current research and/or projects

I study the influence of management practices and ecophysiological factors on wood properties and potential value of forest products. I lead an integrated approach currently focused on the resource assessment of Coastal second-growth forests.

Research and/or project statements

Current Research Project:

Levels-of-Growing-Stock Study (LOGS)

Professional activities / interests

Education and awards


B.Sc. in Forestry, University ‘Transilvania’ of Brasov, Romania.

Ph.D. in Forest Biology and Management, University of Alberta.


Dissertation Fellowship, University of Alberta, 2005-2006.

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, University of Alberta, 2003-2005.

Desmond I Crossley Memorial Scholarship, University of Alberta, 2002-2003.

Key publications

  1. Filipescu, C.N.; Lowell, E.C.; Koppenaal, R.; Mitchell, A.K. 2014. Modeling regional and climatic variation of wood density and ring width in intensively managed Douglas-fir. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: Page 220 - Page 229. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2013-0275.
  2. Cortini, F.; Groot, A.; Filipescu, C.N. 2013. Models of the longitudinal distribution of ring area as a function of tree and stand attributes for four major Canadian conifers. Annals of Forest Science : 70: 637 - 648. doi:10.1007/s13595-013-0305-9.
  3. Cruickshank, M.G.; Filipescu, C.N. 2012. Allometries of coarse tree, stem, and crown measures in Douglas-fir are altered by Armillaria root disease. Botany 90: 711 - 721. doi:10.1139/B2012-040.
  4. Filipescu, C.N.; Groot, A.; MacIsaac, D.M.; Cruickshank, M.G.; Stewart, J.D. 2012. Prediction of diameter using height and crown attributes: a case study. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 27: 30 - 35.
  5. Cortini, F.; Filipescu, C.N.; Groot, A.; MacIsaac, D.M.; Nunifu, T. 2011. Regional models of diameter as a function of individual tree attributes, climate and site characteristics for six major tree species in Alberta. Forests 2: 814-831. doi:10.3390/f2040814.

Research facility

580 Booth St.
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E4



Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Victoria