Forest monitoring and harvesting policies

Casti JL (1983). Forest monitoring and harvesting policies. Applied Mathematics and Computation 12 (1): 19-48. DOI:10.1016/0096-3003(83)90040-1.

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Abstract

This paper considers the problem of what information must be measured in a forest management model in order to generate optimal feedback harvesting policies. Together with this question, the paper also addresses the issue of LP-based models can be embedded within a dynamic programming framework, so that feedback rather than open-loop decisions can be determined.

The appendix to the paper presents a more general system-theoretic framework within which forest management may be studied. Issues of surprise, response to unknown disturbances, and robustness of policies are examined and a program for systematically investigating such management questions is outlined.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Environment Program (ENV)
Bibliographic Reference: Applied Mathematics and Computation; 12(1):19-48 (February 1983) (Published online 28 March 2002)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:52
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 11:58
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2130

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