Managing Forest Ecosystems

Decision Support for Forest Management

Authors: Kangas, Annika, Kangas, Jyrki, Kurttila, Mikko

  • The first book to include methodology for all aspects of forest planning, ranging from operations research methodology to ethical aspects of participation
  • Comprehensive list and assessment of models and methods for forest management planning - no other textbook covers so many approaches and techniques
  • Integration of multi-criteria topics
  • Chapters 4 (outranking), 5 (RPM), and 8 (voting) are unique
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About this Textbook

The goal of Kangas, Kangas and Kurttila's Decision Support for Forest Management is to provide students and researchers with a toolbox of methods for approaching the different planning situations that may arise in practice. It draws together a wide range of methods used in planning forest management regimes and presents a systematic overview of current methodological approaches.

While earlier books concerning forest planning have tended to focus on linear programming, economic aspects, or specific multi-criteria decision aid tools, this book provides a much broader range of tools to meet a variety of planning situations. The methods themselves cover a range of decision situations – from cases involving single decision makers, through group decision making, to participatory planning. They include traditional decision support tools, from optimization to utility functions, as well as methods that are just gaining ground in forest planning – such as problem structuring methods and social choice theory.

Including examples which illustrate the application of each technique to specific management planning problems, the book offers an invaluable resource for both researchers and advanced students specializing in management and planning issues relating to forestry.

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“It introduces many numerical techniques, and a fairly advanced level of knowledge … . If today’s forest managers are to successfully manage the multiple values in a forest, they need to be aware of the decision support techniques that are available to them, and this book will certainly provide that information. Forestry students also need to know about these techniques if they wish to become successful forest managers … . It can therefore be recommended to all those involved in forest management.” (John Innes, International Forestry Review, Vol. 10 (4), 2008)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decision Support for Forest Management
Authors
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6787-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6787-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7727-1
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 224
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