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Spatial Environmental Concerns

  • Alan T. Murray
Part of the International Series In Operations Research amp; Mana book series (ISOR, volume 99)

Balancing utilization and protection of the natural environment is a challenging task. Forest management in particular continues to deal with trade-offs inherent to responsible timber harvesting. This chapter focuses on harvest scheduling where one is interested in maximizing economic returns subject to maintaining a continued supply of timber in the future. This necessarily means managing resources in a sustainable manner. As such addressing spatial issues related to environmental concerns is critical. This chapter reviews approaches that have been relied upon to limit localized impacts of harvesting activity.

Keywords

Management Unit Area Restriction Model Projected Graph Adjacency Constraint Harvest Schedule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan T. Murray
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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