Incorporating Vegetative Diversity Measures in Forest-Level Planning: A Case Study on the Utah State University School Forest
Three indices of forest stand structural and compositional diversity were incorporated into a linear programming, timber-harvest scheduling model to examine the tradeoffs between managing stands for timber production and biodiversity objectives. While harvest-level objectives were fairly compatible with the maintenance of biodiversity, present net worth maximization resulted in substantial reductions in all three measures of biodiversity.
Holland, David A. (1994). Incorporating vegetative diversity measures in forest-level planning: a case study on the Utah State University School Forest. 160p.