Linear optimization of forest management for dynamic recursive model

Turkovska, O., Gusti, M., Lauri, P., Forsell, N., Havlik, P. ORCID:, & Obersteiner, M. ORCID: (2015). Linear optimization of forest management for dynamic recursive model. Eastern-European Journal of Enterprise Technologies 5 (4) 12-18. 10.15587/1729-4061.2015.50966.

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Our study presents development of a forest management model based on LP which can be easily integrated into a large-scale dynamic recursive model and contain the instruments providing future consideration for harvesting plans under recursive limitations. We introduce a general structure and simulation algorithm of the model. The forest management algorithm was tested applying historical data of Ukrainian forests. Obtained modeling results demonstrate a correct age class transition. They prove as well adequacy of utilizing benefit losses and delay costs as regulative mechanisms for temporal allocation of forest harvesting. As far as statistic data concerning age structure of Ukrainian forests are not publicly available, FesT was validated by comparing projected forest age structure with results of Global Forest Model (G4M).The comparison shows that the projections of both models are fairly close to each other. The divergence between the results can be explained by difference in forest management modelling approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: forest management; linear programming; age structure; forest value; forest management model; dynamic recursive model
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
Bibliographic Reference: Eastern-European Journal of Enterprise Technologies; 5(4):12-18 [2015]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:24

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