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Lexer, M.J..
(2000): Ein multi-attributives Nutzenmodell zur Unterstützung der waldbaulichen Planung dargestelt am Beispiel sekundärer Fichtenwälder.
Forstw. Cbl., 119, 377-394

Conversion of secondary Norway spruce forests usually poses multi-criteria decision problems with multiple objectives. To avoid schematic and intuitive ad-hoc solutions and to facilitate a rational decision-making process a multi-attribute utility model is developed to meet the requirements of a formal decision analysis. In a case study an additive utility function is employed to aggregate the expected partial utilities from (i) choosing a stand treatment option for current stands and (ii) from the selection of a future species mixture with regard to the partial objectives timber production, sustained site productivity and maintenance of biodiversity. The parameters of the hierarchically structured utility model are estimated with Saaty's eigenvalue method. Light conditions within a forest stand and frost occurrence are used to exclude unsuitable combinations of stand treatment options and future species mixtures from the set of eligible alternatives. The sensitivity of the utility model to subjective preferences is analyzed.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Lexer Manfred Josef
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