Selected Projects
   
 
 
SELES has been applied in a diversity of projects in British Columbia, across Canada, in the USA, Finland, Scotland, Germany and Brazil. These have ranged from very theoretical to practial decision-support tools, from models to learn about complex systems interactions to tools to predict landscape state. Below is a selection of some projects.

Land-use and Parks planning
North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan The North Coast landscape model was built in collaboration with the B.C. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management to support the North Coast Land and Resource Planning process in a one million hectare area in coastal north-western British Columbia, Canada.

Morice Land and Resource Management Plan The Morice landscape model was built in collaboration with the B.C. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management to support the Morice Land and Resource Planning process in a one million hectare area in interior north-western British Columbia, Canada.



Haida Gwaii / Queen Charlotte Islands Land Use Plan The Haida Gwaii landscape model was built in collaboration with the B.C. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management to support the Land Use Planning process in Haida Gwaii / Queen Charlotte Island, north-western coastal British Columbia, Canada.

Woodland caribou habitat connectivity: a variant of mathematical graph theory, which we call spatial graphs, has been developed in collaboration with the Parks Canada, University of Toronto and University of Manitoba. This has been implemented as a suite of models for cross-grain connectivity analysis. We have applied this approach to support planning of a new national park in central Manitoba (Manitoba Lowlands).

Natural Disturbance Planning
Landscape-scale Mountain Pine Beetle outbreak modelling SELES-MPB: a spatial landscape-scale mountain pine beetle (MPB) population model combined with a spatial forest management model has been built in collaboration with the Canadia Forest Service and B.C. Ministry of Forests to provide some decision-support in response to a vast MPB epidemic underway in central British Columbia, Canada. This model has been adapted and applied in five broad landscapes in northern and central B.C. and west central Albera, Canada.

Robson Valley landscape model: built in collaboration with the B.C. Ministry of Forests to explore interactions between natural disturbance (fire, Western Hemlock Looper, Mountain Pine Beetle, Two-Cycle Spruce Budworm) and timber supply in the Robson Valley, east-central British Columbia, Canada.

Sustainable Forest Management
Vermillon landscape model: built in collaboration with the University of Quebec in Montreal and University of Toronto to explore sustainable forest management options in boreal landscapes of south central Quebec, Canada.

Snags population dynamics: in collaboration with B.C. forest service we have been designing and implementing a spatial population model to assess changes in snags (standing dead trees) through time under various management scenarios in east-central B.C., Canada. We are combining this with a stage-based model of coarse woody debris dynamics.

Species at Risk
Spotted Owl recovery: a modelling framework, designed in collaboration with the Cortex Consultants, B.C. Ministry of Forests and B.C. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection is being applied to develop a suite of models (including habitat/timber supply, population and connectivity) to assist with the development of a recovery plan for endangered Spotted Owls in southwestern B.C., Canada.