Chung, Woodam

Associate Professor
Stewart Professor of Forest Operations

Office Location: 
Snell 320
Email Address: 
Curriculum Vitae: 

PhD, 2003, Forest Engineering, Oregon State University
MS, 1995, Forestry, Seoul National University, Korea
BS, 1993, Forestry, Seoul National University, Korea

Current Programs: 

Forest operations planning, woody biomass feedstock production and logistics, fuel treatments optimization, weed treatments optimization

Graduate StudentsJi She (PhD),Lucas Wells (PhD), and Preston Green (MS).

Recent Publications: 

Kim, D-W, W. Chung, and B. Lee. 2016. Exploring tree crown spacing and slope interaction effects on fire behavior with a physics-based fire model. Forest Science and Technology Journal (Accepted in January 2016).

Kamarudin, N., M. H. Ismail, H. Sungib, and W. Chung. 2015. Log hauling productivity in timber harvesting operation in Peninsular Malaysia Forest. Journal of Tropical Forest Science (Accepted)

Contreras, M.A., D.L. Parrott, and W. Chung. 2015. Designing Skid-Trail Networks to Reduce Skidding Cost and Soil Disturbance for Ground-Based Timber Harvesting Operations. Forest Science. Published online. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.14-146.

Chung, W. 2015. Optimizing Fuel Treatments to Reduce Wildland Fire Risk. Current Forestry Report 1: 44-51.

Kim, D., N. Anderson, and W. Chung. 2015. Financial performance of a mobile pyrolysis system used to produce biochar from sawmill residues. Forest Products Journal 65(5/6): 189-197.

Efta, J.A. and W. Chung. 2014. Planning best management practices to reduce sediment delivery from forest roads using WEPP:Road erosion modeling and simulated annealing optimization. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 35 (2): 167-178.

Aracena, P., W. Chung, and J.G. Jones. 2014. Landscape-level simulation of weed treatments to evaluate treatment plan options. Invasive Plant Science and Management 7(2): 278-290.

Chung, W., G. Jones, K. Krueger, J. Bramel, and M. Contreras. 2013. Optimizing fuel treatments over time and space. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22 (8): 1118-1133.

Jourgholami M, E., Abdi, W. Chung. 2013. Decision making in forest road planning considering both skidding and road costs: a case study in the Hyrcanian Forest in Iran. iForest: Biogeosciences and Forestry 6: 59-64. doi:10.3832/ifor0640-005

Contreras, M. and W. Chung. 2013. Developing a computerized approach for optimizing individual tree removal to efficiently reduce crown fire potential. Forest Ecology and Management 289: 219-233.

Anderson, N., J. Greg Jones, D. Page-Dumroese, D. McCollum, S. Baker, D. Loeffler, and W. Chung. 2013. A comparison of producer gas, biochar, and activated carbon from two distributed scale thermochemical conversion systems used to process forest biomass. Energies 6: 164-183. doi:10.3390/en6010164

Jones, G., D. Loeffler, E. Butler, S. Hummel, and W. Chung. 2013. The financial feasibility of delivering forest treatment residues to bioenergy facilities over a range of diesel fuel and delivered biomass prices.  Biomass and Bioenergy 48: 171-180.

Chung, W., T. Venn, D. Loeffler, G. Jones, H. Han, and D. Calkin. 2012. Assessing the Potential for Log Sort Yards to Improve Financial Viability of Forest Restoration Treatments. Forest Science 58(6): 641-651.

Anderson, N., W. Chung, D. Loeffler, and G. Jones. 2012. A productivity and cost comparison of two systems for producing biomass fuel from roadside forest treatment residues. Forest Products Journal 62(3): 222-233.

Contreras, M., P. Aracena, W. Chung.  2012. Improving accuracy in earthwork volume estimation for proposed forest roads using a high-resolution digital elevation model.  Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 33(1):125-142.

Contreras, M., R. Parsons, W. Chung. 2012. Modeling tree-level fuel connectivity to evaluate the effectiveness of thinning treatments for reducing crown fire potential. Forest Ecology and Management 264: 134-149. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2011.10.001

Song, J., K. Jang, H. Han, A. Seol, W. Chung, J. Chung. 2012. A case study of spatial allocation of cut blocks using a timber harvest simulator HARVEST. Journal of Korean Forest Society 101(1): 96-103.

Chung, W., D.P. Dykstra, F. Bower, S.A. O’Brien, R.M. Abt, and J. Sessions. 2012. User’s Guide to SNAP for ArcGIS®: ArcGIS Interface for Scheduling and Network Analysis Program. USDA Forest Service PNW-GTR-847. 34p.

Recent Theses:

Aracena, Pablo. 2013. A spatially-explicit decision support system for invasive weed species management, PhD. University of Montana

Wells, Lucas. 2013. Spatial distribution and quantification of forest treatment residues for bioenergy production, MS. University of Montana

Contreras, Marco. 2010. Spatio-temporal optimization of tree removal to efficiently minimize crown fire potential, PhD. University of Montana

Efta, Andy. 2009. A methodology for planning road best management practices combining WEPP:Road erosion modeling and simulated annealing optimization, MS. University of Montana