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Gregory Paradis

Assistant Professor, Forest Resources Management

2424 Main Mall
Office 4645
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6T 1Z4 Canada

work phone: (604) 822-1890

My research spans a wide range of forest management problems, with a common thread being the application of operations research (OR) methods to formulate and solve complex decision problems as mathematical optimization problems. I use a systems approach to modelling interactions between forest ecosystems, industrial supply chains, governments, and society. My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of forest science, forest economics, forest and industrial engineering, data science, computer science, and operations research. I am always looking for motivated students, especially quantitative and creative ones who are not afraid to do something totally new.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Lafond, V., Lingua, F., Lumnitz, S., Paradis, G., Srivastava, V., and Griess, V. (2020). Challenges and opportunities in developing DSS for risk assessment and management of forest invasive alien species. Environmental Reviews 28(3)
Cantegril, P., Paradis, G., LeBel, L., and Raulier, F. (2019). Bioenergy production to improve value creation potential of strategic forest management plans in mixed-wood forests of Eastern Canada. Applied Energy 247: 171-181
Paradis, G., Bouchard, M., LeBel, L. and D’Amours, S. (2018). A Bilevel Model Formulation for the Distributed Wood Supply Planning Problem. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 48(2): 160-171
Roe, A., Torson, A., Bilodeau, G., Bilodeau, P., Blackburn, G., Cui, M., Cusson, M., Doucet, D., Griess, V., Lafond, V., Paradis, G., Porth, I., Prunier, J., Srivastava, V., Tremblay, J., Uzunovic, A., Yemshanov, D. and Hamelin, R. (2018). Biosurveillance of Forest Insects. Part I: Integration and application of genomic tools to the surveillance of non-native forest insects. Journal of Pest Science 92(1): 52-70
Roe, A., Torson, A., Bilodeau, G., Bilodeau, P., Blackburn, G., Cui, M., Cusson, M., Doucet, D., Griess, V., Lafond, V., Paradis, G., Porth, I., Prunier, J., Srivastava, V., Tremblay, J., Uzunovic, A., Yemshanov, D. and Hamelin, R. (2018). Biosurveillance of Forest Insects. Part II: Adoption of genomic tools by end user communities and barriers to integration. Journal of Pest Science 92(1): 71-82
Cantegril, P., Paradis, G., LeBel, L., and Raulier, F. (2018). A Network Design Approach for Improving the Value-Creation Potential of Strategic Forest Management Plans. 2018 COFE Conference Proceedings. Williamsburg, Virginia.
Paradis, G. and LeBel, L. (2018). Retro-fitting value-creation potential indicators to long-term wood supply models. Technical Report CIRRELT-2018-23
Paradis, G. and LeBel, L. (2018). Estimating the value-creation potential of wood supply using a hybrid simulation-optimization approach. Technical Report CIRRELT-2018-24
Paradis, G. (2018). DEG: A Disturbance Event Generator for GCBM. UBC cIRcle
Paradis, G. (editor) (2018). Forestry Applications. Taylor & Francis, ISBN 978-1-13-857639-1
Paradis, G. and LeBel, L. (2017). Diameter distribution models for Quebec, Canada. Technical Report CIRRELT-2017-34
Paradis, G. and LeBel, L. (2017). Compiling disaggregation coefficients to link long- and short-term planning models. Technical Report CIRRELT-2017-43
Paradis, G. (2016). Hierarchical Forest Management Planning: A Bilevel Wood Supply Modelling Approach. PhD Thesis, Université Laval
Paradis, G., Bouchard, M., LeBel, L., and D’Amours, S. (2015). Extending the Classic Wood Supply Model to Anticipate Industrial Fibre Consumption. Technical Report CIRRELT-2015-06
Paradis, G., LeBel, L., D’Amours, S., and Bouchard, M. (2013). On Risk of Systematic Drift Under Incoherent Hierarchical Forest Management Planning. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43(5): 159-170
Paradis, G. (2007). Modeles de simulation Patchworks et Woodstock. L'aubelle 152: 18-19
Paradis, G. (2005). A Multi-Objective Tactical Harvest Schedule Optimisation Algorithm. M.Sc.Eng. Thesis, University of New Brunswick
Paradis, G. and Richards, E.W. (2001). FLG: A Forest Landscape Generator. CORS Bulletin 35(3): 28-31