SIMPPLLE: Simulating Patterns and Processes at Landscape Scales

We are a part of the Rocky Mountain Research Station Forest and Woodland Ecosystem Program. This Program acquires, develops, and delivers the scientific knowledge basis for natural resource management activities for sustaining and restoring forests and woodlands landscape health, biodiversity, productivity, and ecosystem processes in the Intermountain West, the Rocky Mountains, and the Southwest.

Jimmie D. Chew, PhD, Forester
Jim has over twenty years experience in the National Forest System (Northern Region and Alaskan Region) in positions of District Silviculturist, Area Silviculturist, Forest Timber Management Planner, Forest Planning Team Leader, and Silviculturist in a Regional Office Silviculture Group. Since 1992, he has been a Forester with the Rocky Mountain Research Station. He completed a B.S. degree in Forestry at the University of Illinois, an M.F. degree in Forest Management at Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. in ecology at the University of Montana


Kirk Moeller, Information Technology Specialist
Kirk has been with Rocky Mountain Research Station since 1997. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Montana and has been actively developing the computer model SIMPPLLE since 1997. He has worked closely with Jim Chew and others in taking ideas and concepts and creating a functional modeling system with a user friendly interface. He has converted the original versions of SIMPPLLE written in LISP to JAVA. His expertise in computer science has enabled the software design for SIMPPLLE to be applicable to the representation of ecological relationships across a very wide range of geographic areas and types of ecosystems.

Phone: 207-715-0213

Past Team Members
Christine Stalling, Rebecca Schreiner, Thad Jones, Robert Ahl, Elizabeth Bella
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