The Analytic Hierarchy Process in Natural Resource and Environmental Decision Making / Edition 1

The Analytic Hierarchy Process in Natural Resource and Environmental Decision Making / Edition 1

by Daniel Schmoldt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792370767

ISBN-13: 9780792370765

Pub. Date: 06/30/2001

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Decision making in land management involves preferential selection amo ng competing alternatives. Often, such choices are difficult owing to the complexity of the decision context. Because the analytic hierarchy process (AHP, developed by Thomas Saaty in the 1970s) has been succes sfully applied to many complex planning, resource allocation, and prio rity setting

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Decision making in land management involves preferential selection amo ng competing alternatives. Often, such choices are difficult owing to the complexity of the decision context. Because the analytic hierarchy process (AHP, developed by Thomas Saaty in the 1970s) has been succes sfully applied to many complex planning, resource allocation, and prio rity setting problems in business, energy, health, marketing, natural resources, and transportation, more applications of the AHP in natural resources and environmental sciences are appearing regularly. This re alization has prompted the authors to collect some of the important wo rks in this area and present them as a single volume for managers and scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792370765
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Series:
Managing Forest Ecosystems Series, #3
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Foreword
Basic Principles of Decision Making in Natural Resources and the Environment1
Fundamentals of the Analytic Hierarchy Process15
On Using the AHP in Multiple Objective Linear Programming37
HERO: Heuristic Optimisation for Multi-Criteria Forestry Decision Analysis51
Strategic and Tactical Planning for Managing National Park Resources67
Combined Use of Goal Programming and the Analytic Hierarchy Process in Forest Management81
Efficient Group Decision Making in Workshop Settings97
Prioritizing Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management: A Case Study on Participatory Decision Making115
Integrating the AHP and HERO into the Process of Participatory Natural Resources Planning131
Environmental Cognition: Contributions from the Analytic Hierarchy Process Toward Construction of Cognitive Maps149
Potential Allowable Cut of Finland Using the AHP to Model Landowners' Strategic Decision Making167
Applying A'WOT to Forest Industry Investment Strategies: Case Study of a Finish Company in North America187
Prioritizing Salmon Habitat Restoration with the AHP, SMART, and Uncertain Data199
A Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process for Assessing Biodiversity Conservation219
Regression Methods for Pairwise Comparison Data235
Using GeoChoicePerspectives in Collaborative Spatial Decision Making253
Integrating the AHP with Geographic Information Systems for Assessing Resource Conditions in Rural Catchments in Australia269
Past Developments and Future Directions for the AHP in Natural Resources289

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