David Bell was one of two USDA Forest Service scientists who received the 2019 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
David Bell is a research forester with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program in Corvallis, Oregon. Bell studies tree population and landscape change driven by forest management, disturbance, and climate change using a mixture of remote sensing, forest inventory data (e.g., US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis), and long-term forest measurements. He was recognized for his outstanding productivity, critical scientific advances in forest ecology and vegetation mapping, and building bridges between science and management.
The Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. More at https://www.fs.fed.us/inside-fs/forest-service-scientist-honored-presidential-early-career-award