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Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making: A Handbook of Research and Best Practice

Edited By: Jerzy A Filar and Alain Haurie

338 pages, 82 figs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Oct 2009 | #183728 | ISBN-13: 9781441911285
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This book presents the state of the art in applying operations research and management science (OR/MS) techniques to a broad range of environmental decision making (EDM) challenges. Drawing on leading researchers in the field, it provides a guided tour of selected methods and tools to help deal with issues such as climate change, depleting biodiversity and biocapacity, and more general atmospheric, water and soil pollution problems.


Contents

Introduction.- Uncertainty in integrated assessment models.- Parameter identification and calibration in complex earth system models.- Uncertainty and market based instruments for environmental management.- Viability theory vs robust control models.- Stochastic programming vs. stochastic control models.- Uncertainty, precautionary principle and equity.- Case studies.- Index.

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