peer reviewed

  1. Hamraz H., M. Contreras, J. Zhang. 2016. A rubust approach for tree segmentation in decidouos forests using small-footprint airborne LiDAR data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 52: 532-541 (PDF) (Link)

  2. Lin P., M. Contreras, R. Dai, J. Zhang. 2016. A multilevel ACO approach for solving forest transportation planning problems with environmental constraints. Swarm and Evolutionary Computation 28: 78-87 (PDF) (Link)

  3. Qi L., J. Yang, D. Yu, L. Dai, M. Contreras. 2016. Responses of regeneration and species coexistence to single-tree selective logging for a temperate mixed forest in eastern Eurasia. Annals of Forest Science 73(2): 449-460 (PDF) (Link)

  4. Contreras M., D. Parrott, W. Chung. 2016. Designing skid-trail networks to reduce skidding cost and soil disturbance for ground-based timber harvesting operations. Forest Science 62(1):48-58 (PDF) (Link)

  5. Nepal S.,M. Contreras, G.A. Stainback, J.M. Lhotka. 2015. Quantifying the effects of biomass market conditions and policy incentives on economically feasible sites to establish dedicated energy crops. Forests 6(11):4168-4190 (PDF) (Link)

  6. Lin P., J. Zhang, M. Contreras. 2015. Automatically configuring ACO using multilevel ParamILS to solve transportation planning with underlying weighted networks. Swarm and Evolutionary Computation 20:48-57 (PDF) (Link)

  7. Nepal S., M. Contreras., J.M. Lhotka, G.A. Stainback. 2014. A spatially explicit model to identify suitable sites to establish dedicated woody energy crops. Biomass and Bioenergy 71:245-255 (PDF) (Link)

  8. Vallejos-Barra O., G. Daniluk-Mosquera, G. Moras, M. Ponce-Donoso, M. Contreras. 2014. Above-ground carbon absorption in young Eucalyptus globulus plantations in Uruguay. Scientia Forestalis v.42, n.101, p. 9-19(PDF) (Link)

  9. Chung W., G. Jones, K. Krueger, J. Bramel, M. Contreras. 2013. Optimizing fuel treatments over time and space. International Journal of Wildland Fire. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF12138. (PDF) (Link)

  10. Contreras M., W. Chung. 2013. Developing a computerized approach for optimizing tree removal to efficiently reduce crown fire potential.  Forest Ecology and Management 289(1):219-233. (PDF) (Link)

  11. Contreras M., P. Aracena, W. Chung. 2012. Improving accuracy in earthwork volume estimation for proposed forest roads using a high-resolution digital elevation model. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 33(1):125-142. (PDF) (Link)

  12. Contreras M., R. Parsons, W. Chung. 2012. Modeling tree-level fuel connectivity to evaluate the effectiveness of thinning treatments for reducing crown fire potential. Forest Ecology and Management 264(2)134-149. (PDF) (Link)

  13. Contreras M., D. Affleck, W. Chung. 2011. Evaluating tree competition indices as predictors of basal area increment in western Montana forests. Forest Ecology and Management 262(12):1939-1949. (PDF) (Link)

  14. Contreras M., W. Chung. 2011. A modeling approach to estimating skidding costs for individual trees for thinning operations.  Western Journal of Applied Forestry 26(3):133-146. (PDF) (Link)

  15. Contreras M., W. Chung, G. Jones. 2008. Applying ant colony optimization meta-heuristic to solve forest transportation planning problems with side constraints. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38(11):2896-2910. (PDF) (Link)

  16. Contreras M., W. Chung. 2007. A computer approach to finding an optimal log landing location and analyzing influencing factors for ground-based timber harvesting. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37(2):276-292. (PDF) (Link)