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Forest management optimisation models and habitat diversity: a goal programming approach

Forest management optimisation models and habitat diversity: a goal programming approach

Journal of the Operational Research Society 53(11): 1175-1184

This paper proposes an analytical framework, based upon Goal Programming, to incorporate an operational measure of habitat diversity into a forest management optimisation model. First of all, the trade-off curve between the proposed measure of habitat diversity and financial returns is determined. Then, the measure of habitat diversity is integrated in conjunction with other relevant criteria into a compact forest management model. The way in which both models work is explained with the help of a simple but illustrative case study.

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DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601442

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