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Decision Support for Forest Management

Decision Support for Forest Management Author Annika Kangas
ISBN-10 9783319235226
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 307
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This updated and expanded second edition adds the most recent advances in participatory planning approaches and methods, 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.

Multi objective Forest Planning

Multi objective Forest Planning Author Timo Pukkala
ISBN-10 9789401599061
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 208
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Most of the scientific methods devised for forest planning support timber production ignoring the existence of forest functions other than wood production. Fortunately, the realisation that the forest planning methods available today do not correspond to the needs of today's forestry has activated forest researchers to develop and adopt new methodologies and approaches, which are specifically aimed at multi-objective situations. This book is about the quantitative approach to multi-objective forest planning. The emphasis is on topics that are rather new and not yet systematically applied in forest planning practice. The topics and methodologies discussed in this book include: measurement of preferences, multiple criteria decision analysis, use of GIS to support multi-objective forest management, heuristic optimization, spatial optimisation, and the measurement of non-wood forest outputs. By reading the book, a planning specialist, student or a researcher will get an insight into some of the current developments in forest planning research.

Decision Methods for Forest Resource Management

Decision Methods for Forest Resource Management Author Joseph Buongiorno
ISBN-10 9780121413606
Release 2003
Pages 439
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Decision Methods for Forest Resource Management focuses on decision making for forests that are managed for both ecological and economic objectives. The essential modern decision methods used in the scientific management of forests are described using basic algebra, computer spreadsheets, and numerous examples and applications. Balanced treatment is given throughout the book to the ecological and economic impacts of alternative management decisions in both even-aged and uneven-aged forests. * In-depth coverage of both ecological and economic issues * Hands-on examples with Excel spreadsheets; electronic versions available on the authors' website * Many related exercises with solutions * Instructor's Manual available upon request

Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management

Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management Author Guofan Shao
ISBN-10 9781402043871
Release 2006-09-27
Pages 277
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This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of computer applications in forestry. It is the first text on software for forest management to emphasize integration of computer applications. It also offers important new insights on how to continue advancing computational technologies in forest management. The authors are internationally-recognized authorities in the subjects presented.

Handbook on Decision Support Systems 2

Handbook on Decision Support Systems 2 Author Frada Burstein
ISBN-10 9783540487166
Release 2008-01-22
Pages 798
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As the most comprehensive reference work dealing with decision support systems (DSS), this book is essential for the library of every DSS practitioner, researcher, and educator. Written by an international array of DSS luminaries, it contains more than 70 chapters that approach decision support systems from a wide variety of perspectives. These range from classic foundations to cutting-edge thought, informative to provocative, theoretical to practical, historical to futuristic, human to technological, and operational to strategic. The chapters are conveniently organized into ten major sections that novices and experts alike will refer to for years to come.

The Analytic Hierarchy Process in Natural Resource and Environmental Decision Making

The Analytic Hierarchy Process in Natural Resource and Environmental Decision Making Author Daniel Schmoldt
ISBN-10 9789401597999
Release 2013-11-11
Pages 307
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Decision making in land management involves preferential selection among competing alternatives. Often, such choices are difficult owing to the complexity of the decision context. Because the analytic hierarchy process (AHP, developed by Thomas Saaty in the 1970s) has been successfully applied to many complex planning, resource allocation, and priority setting problems in business, energy, health, marketing, natural resources, and transportation, more applications of the AHP in natural resources and environmental sciences are appearing regularly. This realization has prompted the authors to collect some of the important works in this area and present them as a single volume for managers and scholars. Because land management contains a somewhat unique set of features not found in other AHP application areas, such as site-specific decisions, group participation and collaboration, and incomplete scientific knowledge, this text fills a void in the literature on management science and decision analysis for forest resources.

Forest Management and Planning

Forest Management and Planning Author Peter Bettinger
ISBN-10 9780128097069
Release 2016-12-29
Pages 362
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Forest Management and Planning, Second Edition, addresses contemporary forest management planning issues, providing a concise, focused resource for those in forest management. The book is intermixed with chapters that concentrate on quantitative subjects, such as economics and linear programming, and qualitative chapters that provide discussions of important aspects of natural resource management, such as sustainability. Expanded coverage includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania, and a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation. Helps students and early career forest managers understand the problems facing professionals in the field today Designed to support land managers as they make complex decisions on the ecological, economic, and social impacts of forest and natural resources Presents updated, real-life examples that are illustrated both mathematically and graphically Includes a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation Incorporates the newest research and forest certification standards Offers access to a companion website with updated solutions, geographic databases, and illustrations

Decision Support Systems for Ecosystem Management

Decision Support Systems for Ecosystem Management Author H. Todd Mowrer
ISBN-10 9780788171925
Release 1997
Pages 154
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Decision support system evaluations; ArcForest; ARGIS; CRBSUM; EMDS; FireBGC; FVS; GypsES; IMPLAN; INFORMS: KLEMS; LANDIS: LOKI: MAGIS: NED: RELMdss; SARA; SIMPPLLE; SNAP; SPECTRUM; TEAMS; Terra vision; UPEST; UTOOLS; Woodstock.

Organizational Integration of Enterprise Systems and Resources Advancements and Applications

Organizational Integration of Enterprise Systems and Resources  Advancements and Applications Author Varajão, João Eduardo Quintela Alves de Sousa
ISBN-10 9781466617650
Release 2012-06-30
Pages 487
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The topic of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) is having an increasingly relevant strategic impact on global business and the world economy, and organizations are undergoing hard investments in search of the rewarding benefits of efficiency and effectiveness that these ranges of solutions promise. Organizational Integration of Enterprise Systems and Resources: Advancements and Applications show that EIS are at the same time responsible for tremendous gains in some companies and tremendous losses in others. Therefore, their adoption should be carefully planned and managed. This title highlights new ways to identify opportunities and overtake trends and challenges of EIS selection, adoption, and exploitation as it is filled with models, solutions, tools, and case studies. The book provides researchers, scholars, and professionals with some of the most advanced research, solutions, and discussions of Enterprise Information Systems design, implementation, and management.

Knowledge and Technology Adoption Diffusion and Transfer International Perspectives

Knowledge and Technology Adoption  Diffusion  and Transfer  International Perspectives Author Zolait, Ali Hussein Saleh
ISBN-10 9781466617537
Release 2012-06-30
Pages 361
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Knowledge and Technology Adoption, Diffusion, and Transfer: International Perspectives is filled with original scientific and quality research articles on management information systems, technology diffusion, and business systems application aspects of e-commerce, e-government, and mobile application. As a forum of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary dialogue, it addresses research on all aspects of innovation diffusion in the field of business computing technologies and their past, present, and future use. This title serves as a vital source of information for researchers and practitioners alike.

Assessing Forest Ecosystem Health in the Inland West

Assessing Forest Ecosystem Health in the Inland West Author R Neil Sampson
ISBN-10 156022052X
Release 1994-10-26
Pages 494
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Assessing Forest Ecosystem Health in the Inland West is a thorough reference for policymakers, resource managers, environmentalists, students, and anyone interested in using ecosystem management as a tool to address forest health problems in the Inland West. The book provides the reader with a survey of current conditions in the Inland West, their historical origins, assessments of available management tools, and analyses of the various choices available to policymakers. Its goal is to help people understand the Inland West forests so that public policies can reflect a constructive and realistic framework in which forests can be managed for sustained health. This resource is the product of a scientific workshop where 35 participants, including scientists, resource managers, administrators, and environmentalists, addressed the forest health problem in the Inland West. Synthesis chapters integrate the diverse knowledge and experience which participants brought to the workshop. They identify and link together many of the ecological, social, and administrative conditions which have created the forest health problem in the West. The book is unique in that it reflects a process that fostered the use of academic research, field realities, and industrial knowledge to define an interdisciplinary problem, establish rational policy objectives, and set-up “do-able” management approaches. The following topics are analyzed: Assessing forest ecosystem health in the Inland West Historical and anticipated changes in forest ecosystems in the Inland West Defining and measuring forest health Historical range of variability as a tool for evaluating ecosystem change Administrative barriers to implementing forest health problems Economic and social dimensions of the forest health problem Fire management Ecosystem and landscape management Assessing Forest Ecosystem Health in the Inland West will help facilitate sound resource planning because it brings together the problems facing the Inland West from an interdisciplinary perspective. This approach allows resource managers and policymakers creativity in planning and implementing strategies to confront forest health problems in the Inland West ecosystems.

Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable Forest Management Author John L. Innes
ISBN-10 9781136456770
Release 2016-12-19
Pages 396
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Sustainable Forest Management provides the necessary material to educate students about forestry and the contemporary role of forests in ecosystems and society. This comprehensive textbook on the concept and practice of sustainable forest management sets the standard for practice worldwide. Early chapters concentrate on conceptual aspects, relating sustainable forestry management to international policy. In particular, they consider the concept of criteria and indicators and how this has determined the practice of forest management, taken here to be the management of forested lands and of all ecosystems present on such lands. Later chapters are more practical in focus, concentrating on the management of the many values associated with forests. Overall the book provides a major new synthesis which will serve as a textbook for undergraduates of forestry as well as those from related disciplines such as ecology or geography who are taking a course in forests or natural resource management.

Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems

Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems Author Malcolm L. Hunter
ISBN-10 0521637686
Release 1999-06-10
Pages 698
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Discusses the ways in which we can continue to benefit from forests, while conserving their biodiversity.

Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy

Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy Author Dominik Röser
ISBN-10 9781402050541
Release 2008-03-05
Pages 261
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From time immemorial, firewood has been a very important source of energy for mankind. Later in history, wood for energy decreased its importance because of other more convenient and cheaper sources, mainly fossil fuels. Today, focus is again on use of forests as a producer of energy with main drivers being climate change, shortage and increasing prices of fossil fuel sources, and safety in energy supplies. However, intensive use of forest biomass is qu- tioned since fundamental ecological processes may be influenced negatively thus making up a trade-off with the benefits of using an otherwise sustainable source of energy. In this book, selected aspects of intensive use of forest b- mass for energy is treated with main focus on ecological aspects like maintenance of soil fertility, recycling of the combustion ash, inf- ence on biodiversity and pests, and economical aspects both at forest owners level and for society. Another focus point is the implemen- tion of this knowledge into decision support, recommendations and guidelines. The geographical scope is mainly the Nordic and Baltic region. The EU-financed project “Wood for Energy, - a contribution to the development of sustainable forest Management” (WOOD-EN- 1 MAN) , make up the frame for the book. Seven partners participated in the project: Forest & Landscape Denmark, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, Lithuanian Forest Research Institute, Latvian State Forestry Research Institute, and Estonian University of Life Sciences with Forest & Landscape Denmark as coordinator.

Multiple Use of Forests and Other Natural Resources

Multiple Use of Forests and Other Natural Resources Author F. Helles
ISBN-10 1402002777
Release 2001-11-30
Pages 252
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This volume comprises eighteen papers dealing with the theory and application of modern decision-making and management planning of multiple use of forestry and other natural resources in the landscape. Generally, an economic approach is used as implemented by operations research methods, but broader contexts are applied too, e.g. ecosystem management, discounting, preference analysis and policy formulation. The volume is aimed at researchers, students and practitioners in management of forestry and other natural resources.

Advances in Forest Inventory for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring

Advances in Forest Inventory for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring Author Piermaria Corona
ISBN-10 1402017154
Release 2003-12-31
Pages 441
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Forests represent a remnant wilderness of high recreational value in the densely populated industrial societies, a threatened natural resource in some regions of the world and a renewable reservoir of essential raw materials for the wood processing industry. In June 1992 the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro initiated a world-wide process of negotiation with the aim of ensuring sustainable management, conservation and development of forest resources. Although there seems to be unanimous support for sustainable development from all quarters, there is no generally accepted set of indicators which allows comparisons to be made between a given situation and a desirable one. In a recent summary paper prepared by the FAO Forestry and Planning Division, Ljungman et al. (1999) find that forest resources continue to diminish, while being called upon to produce a greater range of goods and services and that calls for sustainable forest management will simply go unheeded if the legal, policy and administrative environment do not effectively control undesirable practices. Does the concept of sustainable forest management represent not much more than a magic formula for achieving consensus, a vague idea which makes it difficult to match action to rhetoric? The concept of sustainable forest management is likely to remain an imprecise one, but we can contribute to avoiding management practices that are clearly unsustainable.

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Canadian Journal of Forest Research Author
ISBN-10 UCR:31210023720889
Release 2010
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Canadian Journal of Forest Research has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Canadian Journal of Forest Research also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Canadian Journal of Forest Research book for free.