Fire and fuels.- Characterizing Historical Variability in Boreal Forest Fire Frequency: Implications for Fire and Forest Management.- Comparing Potential Fuel Treatment Trade-Off Models.- Supply Chain Modeling of Forest Fuel.- Combining Simulation and Optimization for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Fuel Treatments for Four Different Fuel Conditions at Landscape Scales.- Determining Forest Fuel Treatment Levels for the Bitterroot Front using VDDT.- Spatial Point Pattern Analysis of Lightning-caused Forest Fires in the Boreal Forest Region of Ontario.- Networks and transportation.- Simulating a Smokejumper Service Delivery System.- An Approach to Optimizing Helicopter Logging Operations.- Annual Harvest Planning Integrated with Crew Assignment and Transportation Planning.- An Application of Combinatorial Optimization Heuristics to Timber Sale Scheduling Considering Distance Dependent Costs and Equipment Balancing Requirements.- An Investigation of the Influence of Digital Elevation Model Inaccuracies on Terrain-Based Delineation of Drainage Networks.- NETWORK 2000, a Program for Optimizing Large Fixed and Variable Cost Transportation Problems.- Forest and landscape planning.- Cooperative Forest Planning Using Criteria, Indicators and Systems Analysis.- Techniques for Assessing Relative Values for Multiple Objective Management on Private Forests.- Structure-Based Management for the State of Oregon: an Application of Combinatorial Optimization Heuristics for Large-Scale Landscape Analysis.- Applying TELSA to Assess Alternative Management Scenarios.- A Decision Support System for Forest Ecosystem Management in Portugal.- Linking Temporal-Optimization and Spatial-Simulation Models for Forest Planning.- Improving Habitat for Species at Risk While Maintaining Timber Supply: the Umpqua Land Exchange Project.- Ecological modelling, biodiversity and wildlife.- An Ecological Approach to Developing a Decision Support System for Forest Planning.- Assessing Forest-Management Strategies Through the Lens of Biodiversity: a Practical Case from Central-West Alberta.- Sustaining Wildlife Populations in Productively Managed Forests.- Designing Compact and Contiguous Reserve Networks Under a Budget Constraint.- Eight Heuristic Planning Techniques Applied to Three Increasingly Difficult Wildlife Planning Problems: a Summary.- Forest resource applications.- Optimal Financial Management of the Yellow-poplar/Oak Covertype in the Central Appalachians.- Comparison of Heuristics for Spatially Constrained Natural Resource Management Problems.- An Adjacency-Modeling Problem Based on Constructing Harvesting Areas.- Estimating and Mapping Five Forest Attributes with Satellite Ancillary Data.- General Equilibrium Analysis of Impacts of NAFTA and WTO on U.S. Forest Products Industries.- Co-integration of Timber and Financial Markets - Implications for Portfolio Selection.- Estimating Wood Utilization Accounts and Input-Output Relations from International Forest Product Statistics.
Systems analysis in forestry has continued to advance in sophistication and diversity of application over the last few decades. The papers in this volume were presented at the eighth symposium in the foremost conference series worldwide in this subject area. Techniques presented include optimization and simulation modelling, decision support systems, alternative planning techniques, and spatial analysis. Over 30 papers and extended abstracts are grouped into the topical areas of (1) fire and fuels; (2) networks and transportation; (3) forest and landscape planning; (4) ecological modeling, biodiversity, and wildlife; and (5) forest resource applications. This collection will be of interest to forest planners and researchers who work in quantitative methods in forestry.