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The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations

Theoretical Foundations and Applications

Series: Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 33

Borges, J.G., Diaz-Balteiro, L., McDill, M.E., Rodriguez, L.C.E. (Eds.)

2014, XIII, 543 p. 118 illus., 57 illus. in color.

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  • Covers all components of the industrial forest supply chain ranging from modelling techniques to management planning approaches and information and communication technology support
  • Includes numerical examples as tutorials for the application of management planning approaches
  • It discusses real-word applications in 26 Management Planning in Actions to highlight the linkage between theory and practice and the contribution of models, methods and management planning approaches to the efficiency and the effectiveness of industrial plantations management planning

The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations. Theoretical Foundations and Applications answers calls from both the research and the professional communities for a synthesis of current knowledge about industrial forestry management planning processes. The emphasis of the book is thus on covering  components of the forest supply chain ranging from modelling techniques to management planning approaches and information and communication technology support.  We think that this synthesis by 39 leading experts in this field may provide effective support to education, research and outreach activities that focus on forest management and specifically on industrial plantations management. It may contribute further to support forest managers when developing industrial plantations management plans. Moreover, the structure of the book as well the standardized design of individual chapters - that address a wide range of topics relevant to industrial plantations management scheduling - targets the support of both undergraduate and graduate forest management classes. For that purpose, the introduction to each chapter includes a What you will learn in this chapter section to highlight and convey the main objectives of the chapter and thus help structure the reading by learners and trainees. All chapters include also a section with exercises, problems and review questions to further support the structuring of the knowledge acquired by students. The presentation of concepts, models, methods and management planning approaches is complemented by the discussion of applications in 26 Management Planning in Actions boxes distributed all over the book. These applications highlight the linkage between theory and practice and the contribution of models, methods and management planning approaches to the efficiency and the effectiveness of industrial plantations management planning.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Forest certification - Forest management planning - Industrial forests supply chain - Industrial plantations - Operations research applied to forestry

Related subjects » Applications - Forestry - Information Systems and Applications - Mathematics - Operations Research & Decision Theory

Table of contents 

Preface.- Part 1. Industrial forest plantations management planning.- 1. The importance of industrial forest plantations; Luiz Carlos Estraviz Rodriguez et al.- 2. An overview of forest management planning and information management; Marc McDill.- 3. Forest growth and yield models for intensively managed plantations; Aaron R. Weiskittel.- 4. Management of industrial plantations; José Leonardo de Moraes Gonçalves et al.- 5. Economics and management; L. Diaz-Balteiro.- 6. Strategic management scheduling; J. G. Borges et al.- 7. Tactical and operational management scheduling; A.F. Marques.- 8. Transportation and routing; J.F. Audy.- Part 2. Advanced management planning topics.- 9. Integrating management planning levels with decision support systems; J.G. Borges et al.- 10. Addressing risk and global change scenarios; Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo et al.- 11. Integrating nursery and planting activities; Silvana Ribeiro Nobre, Luiz Carlos Estraviz Rodriguez.- 12. Dynamic design of treatment units; Timo Pukkala et al.- 13. Developing a sustainability index for industrial plantations; J.C. Gimenez et al.- Part 3. The industrial forestry supply chain.- 14. Carbon sequestration and industrial plantations; Bruce Manley.- 15. Certification of industrial plantations; Anna Tikina, John Innes.- 16. Forestry raw materials supply chain management; Kevin Boston.- 17. Pulp and paper supply chain management; Sophie D’Amours et al.- 18. Environmental impact assessment of forest operations and pulp manufacture; Sara González-García et al.- Index.

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