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Decision Support for Forest Management

Series: Managing Forest Ecosystems Volume: 30

By: Annika Kangas(Author), Mikko Kurttila(Author), Teppo Hujala(Author), Kyle Eyvindson(Author), Jyrki Kangas(Author)


Hardback | Oct 2015 | Edition: 2 | #237761 | ISBN-13: 9783319235219
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This updated and expanded second edition adds the most recent advances in participatory planning approaches and methods in forest management, giving special emphasis to decision support tools usable under uncertainty. The new edition places emphasis on the selection of criteria and creating alternatives in practical multi-criteria decision-making problems.

"This book is based on the research, lectures and real-life experiences of authors who all originate from Finland. [...] This book presents the advances and progress in the use of OR in forestry management over the last forty to fifty years. The substantial growth in the range of techniques, methods and approaches extensively shown through examples in the book Decision Support for Forest Management, should put forest managers and decision makers well equipped to face this challenge."
– Hans W. Ittmann, IFORS News, Vol. 11 (1), March, 2017

Review of the first edition:

"It introduces many numerical techniques, and a fairly advanced level of knowledge [...] . If today's forest managers are to successfully manage the multiple values in a forest, they need to be aware of the decision support techniques that are available to them, and this book will certainly provide that information. Forestry students also need to know about these techniques if they wish to become successful forest managers [...] . It can therefore be recommended to all those involved in forest management."
– John Innes, International Forestry Review, Vol. 10 (4), 2008


1. Planning and Decision Support
2. Forest Management Planning
3. Single-Criteria Problems
4. Multi-Criteria Decision Problems
5. Uncertainty in Multi-Criteria Decision Making
6. Linear Programming and its Extensions in Forest Planning
7. Heuristic Optimisation
8. Uncertainty in Optimisation
9. Participatory Planning and Group Decision Making
10. Voting Methods
11. Participatory Planning Processes in Action
12. Behavioral Aspects
13. Final Remarks

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