A two-stage stochastic programming approach incorporating spatially-explicit fire scenarios for optimal firebreak placement

Ensuring the effective placement of firebreaks across the landscape is a critical issue in wildfire prevention, as their success relies on their ability to block the spread of future fires. To address this challenge, it is essential to recognize the stochastic nature of fires, which are highly unpredictable from start to finish. The issue is … Read more

Risk management for forestry planning under uncertainty in demand and prices.

The forest-harvesting and road-construction planning problem basically consists of managing land designated for timber production and divided into harvest cells. For each time period in the given time horizon one must decide which cells to cut and what access roads to build in order to maximize expected net profit under a risk manageable scheme to … Read more