My research involves using mathematical and computational models to
enhance our understanding of ecological systems. I am
particularly interested in spatial optimization problems. I am
working on develeloping methods for determining optimal strategies in
individual-based models through a Working Group at
My case study is the black bear population of the southern Appalachians. I have also
worked on the feral hog population in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- Marland, E.S., K. Palmer, and R.A.
Salinas. Biological Applications in the Mathematics Curriculum. PRIMUS (2008), 18(1):85-100.
- Salinas, R.A., S. Lenhart, and L.J. Gross.
Control of a Metapopulation Harvesting Model for Black Bears. Natural Resource Modeling (2005)
- Gaff, H, J. Chick, J. Trexler, D. DeAngelis, L.
Gross, and R. Salinas. Evaluation of and insight from ALFISH: a
spatially explicit, landscape-level simulation of fish populations in
the Everglades. Hydrobiologia
- Comiskey, E. J., O. L. Bass, Jr., L. J. Gross,
R. T. McBride, and R. Salinas. 2002. Panthers and forests in South
Florida: an ecological perspective. Conservation
Ecology 6(1): 18. [online] URL:
- Gaff, H. D., D. L. DeAngelis, L. J. Gross, R.
Salinas and M. Shorrosh. A dynamic landscape model for fish in the
Everglades and its application to restoration. Ecological Modelling (2000)
Society for Mathematical Biology
Ecological Society of America
International Bear Association
The Wildlife Society of America
Math Ecology Website of Dr.
Louis J. Gross (Tennessee)
Website of Dr. Eric Marland (Appalachian State Univeristy)