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

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Overview

Decision making in land management involves preferential selection among 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 successfully applied to many complex planning, resource allocation, and priority 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 realization has prompted the authors to collect some of the important works in this area and present them as a single volume for managers and scholars. Because land management contains a somewhat unique set of features not found in other AHP application areas, such as site-specific decisions, group participation and collaboration, and incomplete scientific knowledge, this text fills a void in the literature on management science and decision analysis for forest resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792370765
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/2001
  • Series: Managing Forest Ecosystems Series , #3
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Foreword
Basic Principles of Decision Making in Natural Resources and the Environment 1
Fundamentals of the Analytic Hierarchy Process 15
On Using the AHP in Multiple Objective Linear Programming 37
HERO: Heuristic Optimisation for Multi-Criteria Forestry Decision Analysis 51
Strategic and Tactical Planning for Managing National Park Resources 67
Combined Use of Goal Programming and the Analytic Hierarchy Process in Forest Management 81
Efficient Group Decision Making in Workshop Settings 97
Prioritizing Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management: A Case Study on Participatory Decision Making 115
Integrating the AHP and HERO into the Process of Participatory Natural Resources Planning 131
Environmental Cognition: Contributions from the Analytic Hierarchy Process Toward Construction of Cognitive Maps 149
Potential Allowable Cut of Finland Using the AHP to Model Landowners' Strategic Decision Making 167
Applying A'WOT to Forest Industry Investment Strategies: Case Study of a Finish Company in North America 187
Prioritizing Salmon Habitat Restoration with the AHP, SMART, and Uncertain Data 199
A Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process for Assessing Biodiversity Conservation 219
Regression Methods for Pairwise Comparison Data 235
Using GeoChoicePerspectives in Collaborative Spatial Decision Making 253
Integrating the AHP with Geographic Information Systems for Assessing Resource Conditions in Rural Catchments in Australia 269
Past Developments and Future Directions for the AHP in Natural Resources 289
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