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A Goal Programming Model to Guide and Evaluate Tree Improvement Programs

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The application of goal programming is discussed and a goal programming model is derived to find the "optimum" selection scheme for existing and future tree improvement programs, including the establishment of second generation seed orchards. The economic return from the proposed program is also computed. A major strength of the goal programming model is its flexibility. It can be used to produce a great deal of sensitivity information when various components of the tree improvement program are varied. Forest Sci. 22:417-430.

Keywords: Genetics; economic analysis; mathematical programming

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forest Economics, Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762

Publication date: December 1, 1976

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Also published by SAF:
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