Ecological Modelling

Reports and Publications

Frid, L., L. Provencher, E. York, G. Green and K. Bryan. 2008. Adapting LANDFIRE vegetation models for restoration planning. Poster presented at the Association for Fire Ecology Regional Conference, Tuscon, AZ, January 28-31, 2008.
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Provencher, L., J. Campbell and J. Nachlinger. 2008. Implementation of mid-scale fire regime condition class mapping. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17:390-406.
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Carlson, M. and W. Kurz. 2007. Approximating natural landscape pattern using aggregated harvest. Can. J. For. Res. 37: 1846-1853.
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ESSA Technologies Ltd. 2007. Vegetation Dynamics Development Tool User Guide, Version 6.0. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC. 196 pp.
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Martin, B., D. Hanna, N. Korb and L. Frid. 2007. Decision Analysis of Alternative Invasive Weed Management Strategies for Three Montana Landscapes . Prepared by The Nature Conservancy of Montana, Helena, MT and ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC. 34 pp.
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Miller, C. 2007. Simulation of the consequences of different fire regimes to support wildland fire use decisions . Fire Ecology 3(2): 83-102.
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Provencher, L., T. Forbis, L. Frid and G. Medlyn. 2007. Comparing alternative management strategies of fire, grazing, and weed control using spatial modeling . Ecological Modelling 209: 249-263.
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Wilmshurst, J.F., R. Walton and L. Frid. 2007. TELSA model development 2005-2007: A report to Grasslands National Park of Canada May 25, 2007 . Parks Canada Agency, Western & Northern Service Center, Winnipeg, MB. 49 pp.
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Forbis, T.A., L. Provencher, L. Frid, and G. Medlyn. 2006. Great Basin land management planning using ecological modeling. Environmental Management 38(1):62-83.
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Frid, L. 2006. Decision analysis to evaluate control strategies for crested wheatgrass in Grasslands National Park of Canada. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for Parks Canada, Winnipeg, MB. 21 pp.
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The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service and Department of the Interior. 2006. LANDFIRE Vegetation Dynamics Modeling Manual, Version 4.1 . Boulder, CO. 71 pp.
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ESSA Technologies Ltd. 2005. TELSA: Tool for Exploratory Landscape Scenario Analyses, Model Description, Version 3.3. Vancouver, BC. 50 pp.
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ESSA Technologies Ltd. 2005. TELSA – Tool for Exploratory Landscape Scenario Analyses: User’s Guide Version 3.3. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC. 236 pp.
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Merzenich, J. and L. Frid. 2005. Projecting Landscape Conditions in Southern Utah Using VDDT. In: M. Bevers and T.M. Barrett (comps.). 2005. Systems Analysis in Forest Resources: Proceedings of the 2003 Symposium; October 7-9, Stevenson, WA. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-656. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. pp. 157-163.
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Shlisky, A.J., R.P. Guyette and K.C. Ryan. 2005. Modeling reference conditions to restore altered fire regimes in oak-hickory-pine forests: validating coarse models with local fire history data. EastFire Conference Proceedings. George Mason University , Fairfax , VA. May 12-13, 2005.
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Beukema, S.J., W.A. Kurz, W. Klenner, J. Merzenich and M. Arbaugh. 2003. Applying TELSA to assess alternative management scenarios. In: G.J. Arthaud and T.M. Barrett (eds.). Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 145-154.
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Merzenich, J., W.A. Kurz, S. Beukema, M. Arbaugh and S. Schilling. 2003. Determining forest fuel treatments for the Bitterroot front using VDDT. In: G.J. Arthaud and T.M. Barrett (eds.). Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 47-59.
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Swanson, F.J., J.H. Cissel and A. Reger. 2003. Chapter 9: Landscape Management: Diversity of Approaches and Points of Comparison. In: Monserud, R.A., R.W. Haynes and A.C. Johnson (eds.). Compatible Forest Management . Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 237-266.
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Barrett, T.M. 2001. Models of vegetation change for landscape planning: a comparison of FETM, LANDSUM, SIMPPLLE, and VDDT . Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-76-WWW. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 14 p.
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Beukema, S.J. and C.B. Pinkham. 2001. Vegetation pathway diagrams for the Morice and Lakes Innovative Forest Practices Agreement . Report IFPA No 451.01. 76 pp.
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Hann, W.J. and D.L. Bunnell. 2001. Fire and land management planning and implementation across multiple scales. International Journal of Wildland Fire 10:389-403.
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Hemstrom, M.A., J.J. Korol and W.J. Hann. 2001. Trends in terrestrial plant communities and landscape health indicate the effects of alternative management strategies in the interior Columbia River basin. Forest Ecology and Management 153:105-125.
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Arbaugh, M.J., S. Schilling, J. Merzenich and J.W. van Wagtendon. 2000. A test of the strategic fuels management model VDDT using historical data from Yosemite National Park . In: L.F. Neuenschwander and K.C. Ryan (tech. eds.). Proc. Joint Fire Sci. Conf. and Workshop, Vol II. Univ Idaho and Int. Assoc. Wildland Fire. pp. 85-89.
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Beukema, S.J. 2000. TELSA: A strategic planning tool for ecosystem management . 2000 ESRI International User Conference.
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Klenner, W., W.A. Kurz and S.J. Beukema. 2000. Habitat patterns in forested landscapes: management practices and the uncertainty associated with natural disturbances. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 27: 243-262.
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Kurz, W.A., S.J. Beukema, W. Klenner, J.A. Greenough, D.C.E. Robinson, A.D. Sharpe and T.M. Webb. 2000. TELSA: the Tool for Exploratory Landscape Scenario Analyses. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 27: 227-242.
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Weise, D.R., R. Kimberlin, M. Arbaugh, J. Chew, G. Jones, J. Merzenich, J.W. van Wagtendonk and M. Wiitala. 2000. A risk-based comparison of potential fuel treatment trade-off models . In: L.F. Neuenschwander and K.C. Ryan (tech. eds.). Proc. Joint Fire Sci. Conf. and Workshop, Vol II. Univ. Idaho and Int. Assoc. Wildland Fire. pp. 96-102.
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Merzenich, J., W.A. Kurz, S.J. Beukema, M. Arbaugh and S. Schilling. 1999. Long-range modelling of stochastic disturbances and management treatments using VDDT and TELSA. In: Proceedings: Society of American Foresters National Convention: Landscape Analysis Session. Portland, Oregon. Sep 14, 1999.
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