Sustainability in Forest Management Revisited Using Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Techniques

Ezquerro García, Marta and Pardos Minguez, Marta and Díaz Balteiro, Luis Augusto (2019). Sustainability in Forest Management Revisited Using Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Techniques. "Sustainability", v. 11 (n. 13); pp. 36-45. ISSN 2071-1050. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11133645.

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Title: Sustainability in Forest Management Revisited Using Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Techniques
Author/s:
  • Ezquerro García, Marta
  • Pardos Minguez, Marta
  • Díaz Balteiro, Luis Augusto
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sustainability
Date: July 2019
ISSN: 2071-1050
Volume: 11
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: goal programming; interactive methods; forest planning; Green-Tree Retention
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Since its origins, the idea of sustainability has always been linked to forest management. However, nowadays, sustainable forest management has usually been approached by defining a set of criteria and indicators. This paper aims to address sustainability in forest management including a set of criteria encompassing the most common decisions: whether the stands are even or uneven-aged, and the optimal silviculture that should be applied in each stand. For this purpose, a lexicographic goal programming model with two priority levels has been defined, into which six different criteria are integrated. Each criterion corresponds to a particular pillar (economic, technical, or environmental). Furthermore, also incorporated into the model are the preferences of diverse stakeholders, both for the criteria considered in the analysis and for the most suitable silvicultural alternatives to be applied in each stand. This methodology has been applied to a case study in Spain, and the results show much more attractive solutions than the current forest management planning, allowing the obtainment of multi-aged systems that could be favourable for other ecosystem services.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainAGL2015-68657-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedGestión forestal en un contexto de uso múltiple y toma de decisiones colectivas
Horizon 2020691149SuFoRunUnspecifiedModels and decision SUpport tools for integrated FOrest policy development under global change and associated Risk and UNcertainty

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Item ID: 55827
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55827/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55827
DOI: 10.3390/su11133645
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/13/3645/htm
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 29 Jul 2019 09:35
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 09:35
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