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Optimization

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 16)

Linear Programming (LP) is the most common optimization method used in forest management planning (e.g. Davis et al. 2001; Buongiorno and Gilles 2003). The idea in LP is to allocate the limited resources optimally. In LP method the planning problem is described with an objective function which is to be maximized (or minimized)

Any solution that satisfies all the constraints is called a feasible solution. The feasible solutions are in a region restricted by constraints, a so-called feasible region. The best solution among the feasible solutions is the optimum. In LP, if there is a unique optimal solution, it always is a corner-point in the feasible region.

Keywords

Forest Management Analytic Hierarchy Process Dual Problem Goal Programming Shadow Price 
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