Forest Monitoring and Harvesting Policies

Casti, J.L. (1983). Forest Monitoring and Harvesting Policies. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-83-010. Reprinted from Applied Mathematics and Computation, 12(1):19-48 [1983]

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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 how LP-based models can be embedded within the 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: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Environment Program (ENV)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:11

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