FOR-263 (FOR245)

FOR-263 Operations Research in Forest Resources Management (5 op)

  • Target group: MSc students
  • Period IV every even year
  • Preceding studies: Introductory course in Operations Research (ME-240) or equivalent

Aim

The aim of the course is that the students should be able to model and solve complicated (e.g. multi-objective and/or spatial, discrete/continuous) forest resources management problems using operations research tools.

Content

Multi-objective and/or spatial, discrete/continuous problems. Simulation, Markov Chains, linear programming and its extensions (MIP, GP, CP), and heuristic optimization. Decision making under uncertainty using stochastic optimization and the concepts of value of stochastic solution and value of information.

Study material

  1. Kangas, A., Kangas, J. & Kurttila, M. 2008. Decision support for forest management. Managing forest ecosystems, vol 16. Springer. 223 p. Chapters 4-6. (new edition Kangas, A., Kurttila, M, Hujala T, Eyvindson K &Kangas, J. 2015. Decision support for forest management. Managing forest ecosystems, Springer. Chapters 5-8.
  2. Dykstra, D.P. 1984.Mathematical Programming for Natural Resource Management. New York
  3. Wayne L. Winston. 2003. Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms.
  4. Other literature given during lectures.

Completion

Contact teaching 24 h, Practical work 18 h, Self study 90 h

Evaluation

0-5 based on the written examination and exercises.

Responsible teacher

Bo Dahlin and Veli-Pekka Kivinen.

Additional information

Teaching in English. Opetus englanniksi.

Link to registration

https://weboodi.helsinki.fi/hy/opintjakstied.jsp?OpinKohd=117473320