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    Author(s): Keith M. Reynolds; Daniel L. Schmoldt
    Date: 2006
    Source: In: Shao, G.; Reynolds, K.M., eds. Computer applications in sustainable forest management: including perspectives on collaboration and integration. The Netherlands: Springer: 143-169.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    Description

    Several major classes of software technologies have been used in decisionmaking for forest management applications over the past few decades. These computer-based technologies include mathematical programming, expert systems, network models, multi-criteria decisionmaking, and integrated systems. Each technology possesses unique advantages and disadvantages, and has been applied differentially to decisionmaking in forestry. Several example decision-support systems highlight the incorportation of these various technologies for vastly different management problems. Likely future development trends for decision-support technologies over the next few decades include Internet implementations, agent-based applications, increased social science components, and participatory decisionmaking.

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    Citation

    Reynolds, Keith M.; Schmoldt, Daniel L. 2006. Computer-aided decision making. In: Shao, G.; Reynolds, K.M., eds. Computer applications in sustainable forest management: including perspectives on collaboration and integration. The Netherlands: Springer: 143-169.

    Keywords

    Decision support, decisionmaking, optimization, expert systems, networks, multi-criteria decision models, integrated systems

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