John Hof is a project leader and Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. Michael Bevers is a Senior Research Scientist at the same institution. They are the authors of Spatial Optimization for Managed Ecosystems, also in the Complexity in Ecological Systems series.
1. Introduction. I. Simple Proximity Relationships 2. Sedimentation 3. Stormflow Management 4. Natural Regeneration in Any-aged Forest Management. 5. Combining Simulation with Optimization: Habitat Placement for the Northern Spotted Owl. II Reaction-Diffusion Models. 6. Characteristics of the Discrete Reaction-Diffusion Model. 7. The Basic Model: Habitat Placement for the Black-Footed Ferret. 8. Population-Dependent Dispersal: Habitat Placement for the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog. 9. Topography-Based Dispersal: Habitat Location for the Western Prairie Fringed Orchid. 10. Habitat Edge Effects. III Control Models. 11. Strategies for Controlling Exotic Pests. 12. Strategies for Controlling Wildfire. IV Using Optimization to Develop Hypotheses about Ecosystems. 13. Multi-Scaled Ecological Limiting Factors. 14. Carbon Fixation in Trees as an Optimization Process.