913301 Methods for silvicultural planning and decision making

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Vacik, Harald , Hochbichler, Eduard , Lexer, Manfred Josef
Institute of Silviculture (WALDBAU)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


Decision problems with multiple objectives; decision making under uncertainty and risk; application of projection tools in natural resource management; cost-benefit analysis; Planning balance Sheet; Analytic Hierarchy Process; SWOT-Analyses; monetary evaluation of decision alternatives; monitoring and feed back interactions;

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students shall be aquainted with methods applicable to silvicultural decision making problems and their application in "real life" situations. Upon successful completion of the course students shall know advantages and disadvantages of a set of possible methodological approaches to rationally solve silvicultural decision making problems and shall be able to select appropriate methods for a particular decision problem.
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