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Title: How to formulate and solve "optimal stand density over time" problems for even-aged stands using dynamic programming.

Author: Chen, Chung M.; Rose, Dietmar W.; Leary, Rolfe A.;

Date: 1980

Source: General Technical Report NC-56. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: Describes how dynamic programming can be used to solve optimal stand density problems when yields are given by prior simulation or by a new stand growth equation that is a function of the decision variable. Formulations of the latter type allow use of a calculus-based search procedure; they determine exact optimal residual density at each stage.

Keywords: optimal stand density, dynamic programming, growth models

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Chen, Chung M.; Rose, Dietmar W.; Leary, Rolfe A. 1980. How to formulate and solve "optimal stand density over time" problems for even-aged stands using dynamic programming. General Technical Report NC-56. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

 


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