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Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making

A Handbook of Research and Best Practice

  • Jerzy A. Filar
  • Alain Haurie

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 138)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jerzy A. Filar, Alain B. Haurie
    Pages 1-49
  3. Maryse Labriet, Richard Loulou, Amit Kanudia
    Pages 51-77
  4. F. Babonneau, J.-P. Vial, R. Apparigliato
    Pages 79-126
  5. Rosamond L. Naylor, Michael D. Mastrandrea
    Pages 127-153
  6. Pauline Barrieu, Olivier Scaillet
    Pages 155-175
  7. Philippe Ambrosi, Jean-Charles Hourcade, Stéphane Hallegatte, Franck Lecocq, Patrice Dumas, Minh Ha Duong
    Pages 177-209
  8. Belinda A. Chiera, Jerzy A. Filar, Daniel S. Zachary, Adrian H. Gordon
    Pages 255-273
  9. Steven A. Gabriel, Sirapong Vilalai, Prawat Sahakij, Mark Ramirez, Chris Peot
    Pages 315-334
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 335-338

About this book


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.


Climate Change Environmental Management Environmental economics Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas Emissions Operations Research biodiversity development linear optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerzy A. Filar
    • 1
  • Alain Haurie
    • 2
  1. 1.ISSTUniversity of South AustraliaMawson LakesAustralia
  2. 2.ORDECSYS / C-ORDEEChene-BougeriesSwitzerland

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