On some aspects of the management of a stochastically developing forest

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Title: On some aspects of the management of a stochastically developing forest
Author: Batabyal, Amitrajeet
Abstract: In this paper I focus on some important biological aspects of the forest management problem. I model a stochastically developing forest as a multidimensional, continuous-time Markov chain. Next, I pose three questions concerning the long-run characteristics of a stationary forest, the stochastic process followed by dying species, and the age of an arbitrary species in the forest. I then (a) characterize a stationary forest probabilistically, (b) describe the stochastic process governing the demise of the species in this forest, and (c) provide a method for determining the age of an arbitrary species in the forest. Finally, I discuss the forest management implications of the issues raised in this paper.
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Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/9397
Publishers URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3800(95)00122-0
Date: 1998-05

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