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. (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)