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Compromise Programming in forest management
Poff, Boris A.; Tecle, Aregai; Neary, Daniel G.; Geils, Brian. 2010. Compromise Programming in forest management. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. 42(1):44-60.
Multi-objective decision-making (MODM) is an appropriate approach for evaluating a forest management scenario involving multiple interests. Today's land managers must accommodate commercial as well as non-commercial objectives that may be expressed quantitatively and/or qualitatively, and respond to social, political, economic and cultural changes. The spatial and temporal characteristics of a forest ecosystem and the huge number of variables involved require the management of such a system in a spatiotemporal MODM framework. The particular MODM technique used in this paper is Compromise Programming. This technique is used to determine the most satisfactory management option. Compromise Programming uses a common management response indicator to solve a forest ecosystem management scenario in a fair and equitable manner.
Keywords: multi-objective decision-making (MODM), forest management, Compromise Programming
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