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Hydrological constraints in eucalyptus plantations harvest scheduling models
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Forest
Information
Abstract
An important topic in the forest management literature is the temporal and spatial arrangement of harvests. Timber harvesting remains an important component of natural resource management, but it must be approached in such a way that other considerations are not sacrificed. Forest managers are increasingly being required to include spatial restrictions in their harvest schedules due to, among others, concerns about water quality and erosion control. There are several examples of harvest scheduling models that use adjacency constraints to limit the size of harvests, but none of them uses the concept of hydrological neighborhood. This paper presents an attempt to incorporate hydrological constraints in harvest scheduling mixed integer programming models for eucalyptus plantations management planning. Hydrological constraints are formulated so that connected cells (belonging to the hydrological neighborhood) cannot be harvested within the same time period. In this case, the most important issue is not the harvest size but the topographical harvest pattern. We applied this approach to a Eucalyptus globulus Labill. plantation in Galicia (Spain).
International
Si
Congress
IUFRO 2014 Congress
960
Place
Salt Lake City (USA)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1465-5489
Start Date
05/10/2014
End Date
11/10/2014
From page
1
To page
2
Proceedings IUFRO 2014
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Giménez (Universidad de Extremadura)
  • Autor: Luis Augusto Diaz Balteiro (UPM)
  • Autor: Mercedes Bertomeu (Universidad de Extremadura)
  • Autor: Oscar Alfranca (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía y Sostenibilidad del Medio Natural
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
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