A Decision Analysis of Objectives for a Forest Pest Problem

Bell DE (1975). A Decision Analysis of Objectives for a Forest Pest Problem. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-75-043

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Abstract

The forests of Eastern Canada are subject to periodic outbreaks of a pest which devastates the trees causing major disruption to the logging industry. This paper gives details of a study to find a criterion by which management policy alternatives could be evaluated in conjunction with a simulation model of the forest. It describes the manner in which the important decision factors, or attributes, were determined and how a value function and a utility function were assessed over these attributes, taking into account the long time horizon involved of 50-100 years.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:41
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2016 13:59
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/217

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