A Study on the Forest Thinning Planning Problem Considering Carbon Sequestration and Emission

Appropriate forest thinning is beneficial for growing forests and protecting ecological environments. To find a beneficial way for both economic and environmental aspects, carbon sequestration and emission due to forest thinning activities can be traded. However, previous works on forest planning did not consider forest thinning, nor carbon trading. Hence, this study proposes the spatial forest thinning planning problem with carbon trading, which decides forest thinning schedules over a planning period so that the total thinned timber volume over the period and the revenue from carbon trading are maximized, under some spatial constraints. This study creates a novel mathematical programming model.

Lin, Chun Cheng
Issue Date:
Aug 02 2016
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Conference Paper/ Presentation
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