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Mathematical formulation and exact solution for landing location problem in tropical forest selective logging, a case study in Southeast Cameroon
Philippart, Julien; Minghe, Sun; Doucet, Jean-Louis et al.
2012In Journal of Forest Economics, 18, p. 113-122
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Keywords :
Landing location; Uncapacitated facility location; Central Africa; Road planning
Abstract :
[en] In Central Africa, creating forest roads and skid trails is one of the most costly and environmentally damaging operations for the forest's ecosystem. An optimized road network is essential for reducing construction costs and improving the sustainable management of timber resources. The location of landings is vital in the development of a future forest road network. In this study, a binary integer programming model similar to the uncapacitated facility location problem is formulated to optimize the locations of the landings. The model is applied to selective logging in Central Africa and tested on an annual logging zone in Southeast Cameroon. The results are compared to that of manual road planning, the currently used method.
Disciplines :
Agriculture & agronomy
Phytobiology (plant sciences, forestry, mycology...)
Special economic topics (health, labor, transportation...)
Author, co-author :
Philippart, Julien ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels
Minghe, Sun
Doucet, Jean-Louis ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions trop. et subtropicales
Lejeune, Philippe ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels
Language :
English
Title :
Mathematical formulation and exact solution for landing location problem in tropical forest selective logging, a case study in Southeast Cameroon
Publication date :
2012
Journal title :
Journal of Forest Economics
ISSN :
1104-6899
eISSN :
1618-1530
Publisher :
Elsevier GmbH, Urban & Fischer Verlag
Volume :
18
Pages :
113-122
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
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