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    Author(s): Antti Makinen; Jouni Kalliovirta; Jussi Rasinmaki
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 393-400.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    Late developments in the objectives and the data collection methods of forestry create new challenges and possibilities in forest management planning. Tools in forest management and forest planning systems must be able to make good use of novel data sources, use new models, and solve complex forest planning tasks at different scales. The SIMulation and Optimization (SIMO) platform offers a modular forest planning system that adapts to various forest planning tasks by being flexible, adaptable, and extendable. Two different growth and yield simulators for Finnish conditions have been successfully implemented in the SIMO platform.

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    Makinen, Antti; Kalliovirta, Jouni; Rasinmaki, Jussi. 2009. Next-generation simulation and optimization platform for forest management and analysis. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 393-400.

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