Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

by Jingxin Wang


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Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students in forestry and natural resources. It introduces state-of-the-art applications for several of the most important computer technologies in terms of data acquisition, data manipulation, basic programming techniques, and other related computer and Internet concepts and applications. This book consists of six parts and 19 chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138626300
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Jingxin Wang is Professor and Associate Director for Research, and the Director of Renewable Materials and Bioenergy Research Center in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University, USA. He received his degrees in Forest/Mechanical Engineering from Northeast Forestry University, China. He received a M.S. in Computer Science from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Forest Resource Management from the University of Georgia, USA. His research interests include biomass energy and bioproducts, forest carbon sequestration and optimization, computer simulation and system modeling, and forest ecosystem management and climate change. Dr. Wang has authored or coauthored 150 refereed papers, and 12 books or book chapters. Currently, he is a leading PI for seven USDA and USDOE biomass energy and bioproducts projects. He has served as an editorial board member and associate editor for four international journals and adjunct professor for four Chinese universities/institutions. He is an active member in six international professional societies.

Table of Contents

Section I Foundations

1. Fundamental Computing Concepts

2. Programming Languages and Software Engineering

Section II Data Manipulation and Analysis

3. Elementary Data Manipulation Using Excel

4. Statistical Analysis and Mathematical Programming Using Excel

5. Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft Excel

Section III Database Management

6. Database Concepts and the Entity-Relationship Model

7. Introduction to MS Access

8. Structured Query Language and Access Query Examples

Section IV Handheld Devices

9. Handheld Computers and Windows Mobile

10. Handheld PC Applications: An Integrated Computer-Based

Cruising System

11. Introduction to Geospatial Technology Applications in Forest


Section V Visual Basic .NET Programming

12. Introduction to Visual Basic .NET Programming

13. VB.NET Controls, Project, and Menu Design

14. VB.NET Programming Fundamentals

15. Programming Application Examples in Forest Resource


16. Programming for Mobile Devices and Applications in Time

Study of Timber Harvesting Machines

Section VI Web-Based Applications

17. Introduction to HTML

18. Introduction to ASP.NET

19. ASP/ASP.NET Applications

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