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A Decision Support System for Timber Harvest Scheduling

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A World Wide Web interface has been developed for an integrated geographic information system (GIS) and timber harvest scheduling model. The interface builds on the Austin Cary Memorial Forest GIS, which was developed to enhance teaching, research, and extension in GIS and related technologies for students, professors, and professional foresters. This Web-based decision support system includes applications for browsing data, displaying maps and images, and modeling timber harvests. The timber harvest scheduling model allows users to experiment with different scenarios by observing how economic and physical parameter changes affect forest timber outputs and structure.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Graduate Research Assistants, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32606-0410

Publication date: June 1, 1999

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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