A Separable Goal Programming Approach to Optimizing Multivariate Sampling Designs for Forest Inventory
Authors: Mitchell, Brian R.; Bare, B. Bruce
Source: Forest Science, Volume 27, Number 1, 1 March 1981 , pp. 147-162(16)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Describes the application of a separable goal programming approach to stratified random sampling involving multiple objectives. Other attempts at solving this problem are also reviewed. The method is applied to a forest inventory problem in New Mexico involving six objectives and fourteen strata. Eight sampling allocations are presented to illustrate the sensitivity to alternate preference functions. Intercorrelations among goal criteria limit the effects of alternative preferences on resulting sampling allocations. All sampling allocations are guaranteed to be nondominated--something that goal programming does not (in general) provide. Forest Sci. 27:147-162.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Associate Professor, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Publication date: March 1, 1981
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