Forest Management and Planning

ISBN-10: 0123743044
ISBN-13: 9780123743046
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/19/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

This book provides a focused understanding of contemporary forest management issues through real life examples to engage students. The methodology for the development of quantitatively-derived forest management plans - from gathering information to the implementation of plans at the forest level - are explicit explained. Emphasis is placed on the development of the traditional commodity production forest plans using linear programming, the development of alternative forest plans, and problem resolution in planning. The authors have developed this book based on their personal experience in teaching forest management courses and the review of ten forestry programs (Auburn University, University of Georgia, Iowa State University, Louisiana State University, Northern Arizona University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Florida, Virginia Tech, and Oregon State University). The integration of extended case studies of a variety of scenarios as well as the inclusion of a section on report writing will engage students. Acknowledgement and integration of various software packages for forest management provide the most useful tools for those studying forest management and distinguish this book from the competition. * Real life examples illustrated mathematically and graphically * End-of-Chapter questions * Online access to geographic databases and solutions * Case study analysis * Includes detailed descriptions of models and solution methods for integrating a variety of wildlife habitat constraints

Short Table of Contents
Introduction Management of Forests
Valuation of Forest Conditions Geographic Information Estimation and Projection of Stand and Forest Conditions
Optimization of Stand-level Objectives
Graphical Solution Techniques for Two-variable Linear Problems Linear Programming Advanced Forest Planning Techniques
Forest and Natural Resource Sustainability Models of Desired Forest Structure Control Techniques for Commodity Production and Wildlife Objectives Spatial Restrictions in Forest Management Planning
The Forestry Supply Chain Hierarchical System for Planning and Scheduling of Industrial Operations Certification and Carbon Accounting
Databases and Prescriptions for Chapter Problems
Simplex Method
Reporting Methods

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