Reports and Publications

Fuel and Fire Effects

Hawkes, B.C., S.W. Taylor, C. Stockdale, T.L. Shore, S.J. Beukema, D.C.E. Robinson. 2005. Predicting mountain pine beetle impacts on lodgepole pine stands and woody debris characteristics in a mixed severity fire regime using PrognosisBC and the Fire and Fuels Extension. pp. 123-135. In: Lagene, L., J. Zelnik, S. Cadwallader and B. Hughes (eds.). Mixed Severity Fire Regimes: Ecology and Management. November 17-19, 2004, Spokane, Washington. Washington State University Coop Extension Service/The Association for Fire Ecology, Pullman, Washington, Vol. AFE MISC03.
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Reinhardt, E.D. and N.L. Crookston (technical editors). 2007. The Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator – 2007 Addendum. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-116. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 208 pp.
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Reinhardt, E.D. and N.L. Crookston (technical editors). 2003. The Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator. Gen.Tech Rep. RMRS-GTR-116. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 209 pp.
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Beukema, S.J., E.D. Reinhardt, W.A. Kurz, N.L. Crookston. 2000. An overview of the fire and fuels extension to the forest vegetation simulator. In: Neuenschwander, Leon F.; Ryan, Kevin C., tech. eds. Proceedings from the Joint Fire Science Conference and Workshop: crossing the millennium: integrating spatial technologies and ecological principles for a new age in fire management; the Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho, June 15-17, 1999. Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho , 2000. 5 p.
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Beukema, S.J., J.A. Greenough, D.C.E. Robinson, W.A. Kurz, E.D. Reinhardt, N.L. Crookston, and A.R. Stage. 1997. An introduction to the fire and fuel effects extension to FVS. pp. 191-195. In: R. Teck, M. Moeur, and J. Adams (eds.). Proceedings: Forest Vegetation Simulator Conference. 1997 February 3-7, Fort Collins, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-373. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 222 pp.
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Climate Change

ESSA Technologies Ltd. 2008. Development of a Climate-Driven Forest Vegetation Simulator: the Priest River Experimental Forest 2008 Workshop Results. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., for Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, Idaho and the Forest Management Service Center, USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO. 26 p.

ESSA Technologies Ltd. 2007. Development of a climate-driven Forest Vegetation Simulator: the Priest River Experimental Forest workshop results. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., for Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID and the Forest Management Service Center, USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO. 14 pp.
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Dwarf Mistletoe

Robinson, D.C.E and B.W. Geils. 2006. Modelling dwarf mistletoe at three scales: life history, ballistics and contagion. Ecological Modelling 199:23-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2006.06.07.
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Muir, J.A., D.C.E. Robinson and B.W. Geils. 2004. Characterizing the effects of dwarf mistletoe and other diseases for sustainable forest management. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 3(2):88-94.
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Robinson, D.C.E., B.W. Geils and J.A. Muir. 2002. Spatial statistical model for the spread and intensification of dwarf mistletoe within and between stands. pp.178-185. In: N.L Crookston, and R.N. Havis (comps.). Second Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) Conference; February 12-14; 2002, Fort Collins, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-25. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 208 pp.
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Robinson, D.C.E., B.W. Geils and J.A. Muir. 2002. A spatial statistical model for the spread of dwarf mistletoe within and between stands.. PowerPoint Presentation by ESSA Technologies Ltd. at the Second Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) Conference; February 12-14, 2002, Fort Collins, CO.
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Robinson, D.C.E., G.D. Sutherland and W.A. Kurz. 2000. Simulating the effects of dwarf mistletoe in coastal western hemlock stands. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for BC Ministry of Forests, Victoria, BC. 44 pp.
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Hawksworth, F.G., J.C. Williams-Cipriani, B.B. Eav, B.G. Geils, R.R. Johnson, M.A. Marsden, J.S. Beatty, G.D. Shubert and D.C.E. Robinson. 1995. Dwarf Mistletoe Impact Modeling System: User’s Guide and Reference Manual. USDA Forest Service, Forest Pest Management, Methods Applications Group. Fort Collins, Colorado. Report MAG-95-2. 120 pp.
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Prognosis Environmental Indicators

Note: These documents contain hyperlinked references to MSN that were current when the documents were published. More recent additional information about the Most Similar Neighbor decision support tool, including a downloadable version of the software and user guide, can currently be obtained from forest.moscowfsl.wsu.edu/gems/msn.html.

Greenough, J.A., S.J. Beukema, D.C.E. Robinson, W.A. Kurz, N. Densmore, R. Winter and B. Snowdon. 2002. Prognosis EI: A detailed watershed-level environmental indicators model. pp.122-125. In: N.L Crookston, and R.N. Havis (comps.). Second Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) Conference; February 12-14; 2002, Fort Collins, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-25. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 208 pp.
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Greenough, J.A., D.C.E. Robinson, S.J. Beukema, and W.A. Kurz. 1999. Prognosis Environmental Indicators Model Description. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC. 66 pp.

Greenough, J.A., D.C.E. Robinson, S.J. Beukema and W.A. Kurz. 1999. Prognosis Environmental Indicators Model: WADF Case Study Methodology. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC. 24 pp.

Greenough, J.A., D.C.E. Robinson, W.A. Kurz and S.J. Beukema. 1999. Prognosis Environmental Indicators Model: WADF Case Study. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC. 90 pp.

Greenough, J.A., D.C.E. Robinson, W.A. Kurz, S.J. Beukema, N. Densmore, R. Winter, and B. Snowdon. 1999. Use of the Prognosis EI Model in Balancing Timber and Environmental Values at the Watershed-level. 30 pp.
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Robinson, D.C.E. 1999. An Assessment of the Value of Landsat Imagery for the Most Similar Neighbour Procedure: West Arm Demonstration Forest Case Study. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. for the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Victoria, B.C. 13 pp.
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Western Root Disease

Kurz, W.A., S.J. Beukema and D.C.E. Robinson. 1999. Simulating root disease impacts in selected ecosystems in the Kamloops and Nelson Forest regions. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for Forest Health Unit, Forest Site Management Section, Forest Practices Branch, BC Ministry of Forests, Victoria, BC. 56 pp.
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Beukema, S.J. and W.A. Kurz. 1998. Chapter 2: How to use the Western Root Disease Model, Version 3.0. pp. 11-86. In: Frankel, S.J. (ed.). User’s Guide to the Western Root Disease Model, Version 3.0. General Tech. Rept. PSW-GTR-165. Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture, Albany, CA. 164 pp.
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Content – www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/gtr-165/gtr-165-content.pdf

Beukema, S.J., W.A. Kurz and S. Greenough. 1998. Chapter 4: Detailed model description. pp. 99-128. In: Frankel, S.J. (ed.). User’s Guide to the Western Root Disease Model, Version 3.0. General Tech. Rept. PSW-GTR-165. Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture, Albany, CA. 164 pp.
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TOC – www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/gtr-165/gtr-165-cover.pdf
Content – www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/gtr-165/gtr-165-content.pdf

Beukema, S.J., W.A. Kurz and J. McLaughlin. 1998. Chapter 6: Root disease and the Western Root Disease Model in British Columbia. pp. 139-145. In: Frankel, S.J. (ed.). User’s Guide to the Western Root Disease Model, Version 3.0. General Tech. Rept. PSW-GTR-165. Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture, Albany, CA. 164 pp.
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TOC – www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/gtr-165/gtr-165-cover.pdf
Content – www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/gtr-165/gtr-165-content.pdf

Robinson, D.C.E., W.A. Kurz, J.C. Pollack and I. Listar. 1997. Exploring partial harvesting option in the Nelson Forest Region, British Columbia. pp. 206-212. In: R. Teck, M. Moeur and J. Adams (eds.). Proceedings: Forest Vegetation Simulator Conference. 1997 February 3-7, Fort Collins, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-373. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 222 pp.
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Westwide Mountain Pine Beetle

Hawkes, B.C., S.W. Taylor, C. Stockdale, T.L. Shore, S.J. Beukema, D.C.E. Robinson. 2005. Predicting mountain pine beetle impacts on lodgepole pine stands and woody debris characteristics in a mixed severity fire regime using PrognosisBC and the Fire and Fuels Extension. pp. 123-135. In: Lagene, L., J. Zelnik, S. Cadwallader and B. Hughes (eds.). Mixed Severity Fire Regimes: Ecology and Management. November 17-19, 2004, Spokane, Washington. Washington State University Coop Extension Service/The Association for Fire Ecology, Pullman, Washington, Vol. AFE MISC03.
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Beukema, S.J. and D.C.E. Robinson. 2004. Modelling Mountain Pine Beetle in the Chilcotin using the Westwide Pine Beetle Model. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for the Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, BC. 21 pp.
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Beukema, S.J., J.A. Greenough, D.C.E. Robinson, W.A. Kurz, E.L. Smith, and B.B. Eav. 1997. The westwide pine beetle model: a spatially-explicit contagion model. 126-130 pp. In: R. Teck, M. Moeur and J. Adams (eds.). Proceedings: Forest Vegetation Simulator Conference. 1997 February 3-7, Fort Collins, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-373. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 222 pp.
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Beukema, S.J., and W.A. Kurz. 1994. The Westwide Pine Beetle model user’s guide. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC. for USDA Forest Service, FPM/MAG, Fort Collins, CO. 47 pp.

Beukema, S.J., and D.C. Robinson. 1994. Reference guide for Westwide Pine Beetle model keywords. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC. for USDA Forest Service, FPM/MAG, Fort Collins, CO. 39 pp.

Beukema, S.J., D.C. Robinson, J.A. Greenough, P.J. McNamee, and W.A. Kurz. 1994. Westwide Pine Beetle Model: detailed description: Final report prepared for U.S. Forest Service, Forest Pest Management – Methods Application Group, Fort Collins, CO. 92 pp. and appendices.

Regeneration

Robinson, D.C.E. 2008. Development of external regeneration models for FVS – another wrench in the toolkit. pp. 225-234. In: N.L Crookston, and R.N. Havis (comps.). Third Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) Conference; February 13-15; 2007, Fort Collins, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-54. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.
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Robinson, D.C.E. and W.A. Kurz. 1998. Analysis of the Prognosis Regeneration Establishment Model Behaviour with BC Regeneration Data. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for the BC Ministry of Forests, Victoria, BC. 42 pp.
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FVS Variants

Woods, M.E., and D.C.E. Robinson. 2008. Development of FVSOntario – a Forest Vegetation Simulator variant and application software for Ontario. pp. 212-224. In: N.L Crookston, and R.N. Havis (comps.). Third Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) Conference; February 13-15; 2007, Fort Collins, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-54. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.
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Robinson, D.C.E. 2000. Prognosis Southeast Interior (SEI 2.0) geographic variant description. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for the BC Ministry of Forests, Victoria, BC. 48 pp.
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