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On some aspects of the management of a stochastically developing forest

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dc.contributor.author Batabyal, Amitrajeet
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-07T21:05:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-07T21:05:13Z
dc.date.issued 1998-05
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Environmental Management, 52, 373-378, 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0301-4797
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/9397
dc.description RIT community members may access full-text via RIT Libraries licensed databases: http://library.rit.edu/databases/
dc.description.abstract In this paper I focus on some important biological aspects of the forest management problem. I model a stochastically developing forest as a multidimensional, continuous-time Markov chain. Next, I pose three questions concerning the long-run characteristics of a stationary forest, the stochastic process followed by dying species, and the age of an arbitrary species in the forest. I then (a) characterize a stationary forest probabilistically, (b) describe the stochastic process governing the demise of the species in this forest, and (c) provide a method for determining the age of an arbitrary species in the forest. Finally, I discuss the forest management implications of the issues raised in this paper. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier. The definitive version is available at http://www.elsevier.com en_US
dc.subject Continuous-time Markov chain en_US
dc.subject forest en_US
dc.subject Management en_US
dc.title On some aspects of the management of a stochastically developing forest en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3800(95)00122-0


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