International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making

A Handbook of Research and Best Practice

Editors: Filar, Jerzy A., Haurie, Alain (Eds.)

  • Presents the state-of-the-art in a critically important area – Environmental Decision Making
  • Gathers the work of leading researchers in applying OR/MS techniques to EDM
  • Filar and Haurie are leaders in the field; Filar is Editor-in-Chief of Springer journal Environmental Modeling and Assessment
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Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making: A Handbook of Research and Best Practice presents the state of the art in applying operations research and management science (OR/MS) techniques to a broad range of environmental decision making (EDM) challenges. Drawing on leading researchers in the field, it provides a guided tour of selected methods and tools to help deal with issues as climate change, depleting biodiversity and biocapacity, and more general atmospheric, water and soil pollution problems. Individual peer-reviewed chapters look at applying stochastic reasoning on difficult issues arising in EDM under uncertainty; applying stochastic or robust programming methods to techno-economic modeling of energy/environment interactions; important consequences of uncertainty inherent in weather patterns, the El Nino phenomenon and anticipated climate change; exploiting tools of decision analysis, utility theory and optimal control theory to account for differences in time scales between human development processes and the natural processes of the biosphere; and methods that combine statistical and decision analyses that can support a variety of environmental management problems.

This important new work will be of special interest to a wide range of researchers, students, and practitioners in environmental economics, OR/MS, environmental and earth sciences, climatologists, and risk assessment.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • OR/MS and Environmental Decision Making under Uncertainty

    Filar, Jerzy A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-49

  • Modeling Uncertainty in a Large scale integrated Energy-Climate Model

    Labriet, Maryse (et al.)

    Pages 51-77

  • Robust Optimization for Environmental and Energy Planning

    Babonneau, F. (et al.)

    Pages 79-126

  • Coping with Climate Risks in Indonesian Rice Agriculture: A Policy Perspective

    Naylor, Rosamond L. (et al.)

    Pages 127-153

  • A Primer on Weather Derivatives

    Barrieu, Pauline (et al.)

    Pages 155-175

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1129-2
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1128-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2525-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making
Book Subtitle
A Handbook of Research and Best Practice
Editors
  • Jerzy A. Filar
  • Alain Haurie
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
138
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1129-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1129-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1128-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2525-0
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 338
Number of Illustrations and Tables
82 b/w illustrations
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