Peer-Reviewed Publications

Gaudreau, J., Perez, L. and Drapeau, P., (2016). BorealFireSim: A GIS-based Cellular Automata Model of Wildfires for the Boreal Forest of Quebec in a Climate Change Paradigm. Ecological Informatics, 32:12-27. 

Perez, L. , Nelson, T.A., Coops, N.C., Fontana, F. and Drever, CR., (2016). Characterization of spatial relationships between three remotely sensed indirect indicators of biodiversity and climate: a 21years' data series review across the Canadian boreal forest. International Journal of Digital Earth, 9(7):676-696. 

Gaudreau, J., Perez, L. , Legendre, P., (2015) Identification des variables expliquant la distribution spatiale d'oiseaux de la forêt boréale et modélisation de tendances futures: Une approche multivariée. CyberGeo, 2015:1181-1204.

Perez , L., Nelson, T.A., Bourbonnais, T. and Ostry, A. (2015) Modelling the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production in the Province of British Columbia. Energy and Environment Research, 5(1):49-62.

Nelson, T.A., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Perez, L., Fitterer, J., Powers, R. and Fontana, F. (2014) Predicting climate change impacts to the canadian boreal forest. Diversity, 6(1):133-157.

Perez, L., Dragicevic, S., White, R., (2013). Model Testing and Assessment: Perspectives from a Swarm Intelligence, Agent-based Model of Forest Insect Infestations. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 39:121-135.

Perez, L., Dragicevic, S., (2012). Landscape-level Simulation of Forest Insect Disturbance: Coupling Swarm Intelligent Agents with GIS-based Cellular Automata Model. Ecological Modelling 231:53-64.

Perez, L., S. Dragicevic, 2011. ForestSimMPB: A Swarming Intelligence and Agent-based Modeling Approach for Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks. Ecological Informatics 6(1):62-72.

Perez, L., S. Dragicevic. 2010. Exploring Forest Management Practices Using An Agent Based Model of Forest Insect Infestations. In Proceedings of the International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software Modelling for Environment's Sake, iEMSS Fifth Biennial Meeting, Eds. Wayne, D. A. S, Yang, W. Voinov, A. A. Rizzoli, A. Filatova, T., Ottawa, Canada July 5–8.

Perez, L., S. Dragicevic, 2010. Modeling Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation with an Agent-based Approach for Two Spatial Scales. Environmental Modelling and Software, 25(2):223-236. 

Perez, L., S. Dragicevic, 2009. An agent-based approach for modeling dynamics of contagious disease spread. International Journal of Health Geographics, 8:50.

Perez, L., J.A. Rivera, 2002. Geography and Environment: Perspectives of Analysis. Revista Perspectiva Geográfica, 7:30-37. Bogotá, Colombia.


Books

Perez L., L., Kim, E.-K., & Sengupta, R. (Eds.). (2018). Agent-Based Models and Complexity Science in the Age of Geospatial Big Data. Cham: Springer International Publishing (110 p.) (Link to the book)

Perez, L., 2001. Radarsat System: Methodological Proposal for the Implementation of the Radarsat System in the Curricular Program of Cadastre and Geodesy Engineering". Bogotá, Colombia. ISBN 958916093-X.


Book Chapters

Hébert, G. A., Perez, L., & Harati, S. (2018). An Agent-Based Model to Identify Migration Pathways of Refugees: The Case of Syria. In Agent-Based Models and Complexity Science in the Age of Geospatial Big Data, Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 45–58.
(Link to the chapter)


Communications

Perez, L., Molowny-Horas, R., Harati, S., (2016). Modelling Forest Insect Outbreaks: Efforts Towards an Inverse Approach to Model Calibration. 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (IEMSS), Toulouse, France, June 10-14.

Perez, L., Dragicevic, S., Gaudreau, J.*, (2016). Spatial segregation in the city: an agent-based approach to simulate immigrant communities' distribution in Montreal. AAG Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 29 to April 2.

Perez, L., Yarahmadi, A., (2016). Spatial Big Data for an Effective Use of Railways: the case of Iranian railway system. AAG Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 29 to April 2.

Perez, L., (2014). Development of Intelligent Environmental Decision Support Systems (IEDSS): The Strength of Collective Intelligence. Séminaire de l'axe d'écologie à l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada, September 17.

Perez, L., Dragicevic, S., White, R., (2014). Swarm Intelligent Agent-based Model Verification: A Case Study of Forest Insect Infestations. 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (IEMSS), San Diego, CA, USA, June 15-19.

Gaudreau, J., Perez L., (2014). Understanding the factors determining the spatial distribution of boreal birds in Quebec: a multivariate approach. CAG annual meeting, St.-Catharines, ON, Canada, May 26-30.

Gaudreau, J., Perez L., (2014). Modélisation de la distribution d’espèces de la forêt boréale en lien aux changements climatiques. Colloque annuel des étudiants et étudiantes en Sciences de l’Environnement de l’UQÀM, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 2.

Gaudreau, J., Perez L., (2013). Modeling Bird Migration Shifting in the Province of Quebec due to Climate Change: An Agent-based Approach. QCBS Annual Symposium, Montréal, QC, Canada, December 12-13.

Perez L., Nelson, T., Coops, N.C., Fontana F., (2013). Climate change scenarios within the context of biodiversity: forecasting the effects on the Canadian boreal forest. QCBS Annual Symposium, Montréal, QC, Canada. December 12-13.

Perez, L., K. Holmes, T. Nelson, N. Coops, F. Fontana. 2011. Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Biodiversity and Climate Change Relationships: A Spatial Statistical Approach. GEOMED 2011, Victoria, Canada, 20-22 October.

Perez, L., T. Nelson, N. Coops, F. Fontana. 2011. Combining Earth Observation Data and Spatial Statistical Analysis to Assess Biodiversity and Climate Relationships: A study of the Canadian Boreal Forest. Geomatic Week 2011, Bogota, Colombia, 8-12 August. Invited Speaker.

Perez, L., S. Dragicevic. 2011. Swarm intelligence, agents and cellular automata for modeling mountain pine beetle forest disturbance. 4th ICA Workshop on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling, Burnaby, BC, Canada, 10-12 August.

Perez, L., S. Dragicevic. 2011. Integration of swarming intelligence and GIS: ForestSimMPB modeling approach for mountain pine beetle infestation. CAG Annual Meeting, Calgary, AB, Canada, 1-4 June.

Perez, L., S. Dragicevic. 2010. Exploring Forest Management Practices Using An Agent Based Model of Forest Insect Infestations. International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (IEMSS), Ottawa, ON, Canada, 5-8 July.

Dragicevic, S., L. Perez. 2010. Simulating Disease Outbreak in an Urban Environment: Agent Based Approach. AAG Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 14-18 April.

Perez, L., S. Dragicevic. 2010. Complex Systems Modelling of Forest Insect Disturbances: Assessing Forest Management Practices. The Modelling of Complex Social Systems (MoCSSy), Symposium on Spatial Modelling 2010, Burnaby, BC, Canada, March 24th. 

Dragicevic, S., L. Perez. 2009. Modeling human infectious diseases using complex system theory and spatial agents. 3rd International Cartographic Association (ICA) Workshop on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling. Gävle, Sweden. 6-7 August.

Perez, L., S. Dragicevic. 2009. Spatiotemporal Modeling of Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Propagation. GeoTEC Event 2009. Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1-4 June.

Perez, L., S. Dragicevic. 2009. Understanding forest insect infestations behaviour: An agent-based approach. AAG Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV, USA. 22-27 March.