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    Effective decisionmaking in environmental management requires the consideration of multiple objectives that may conflict. Common optimization methods use weights on the multiple objectives to aggregate them into a single value, neglecting valuable insight into the relationships among the objectives in the management problem.

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    Citation

    Kennedy, Maureen C.; Ford, E. David; Singleton, Peter; Finney, Mark; Agee, James K. 2008. Informed multi-objective decision-making in environmental management using Pareto optimality. Journal of Applied Ecology. 45: 181-192

    Keywords

    Fire management, fuels management, multiple objectives, non-dominance, optimization, pareto frontier, spatial structure

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