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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


Hardback | Oct 2009 | #183728 | ISBN-13: 9781441911285
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NHBS Price: £163.00 $199/€183 approx

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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.


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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