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14.4.2020 at 08:00 - 4.5.2020 at 23:59



MSc students

Introductory course in Operations Research (ME-240) or equivalent.

The aim of the course is that the students should be able to model and solve complicated (e.g. multi-objective and/or spatial, discrete/continuous) forest resources management problems using operations research tools.

Period IV every even year

Multi-objective and/or spatial, discrete/continuous problems. Simulation, Markov Chains, linear programming and its extensions (MIP, GP, CP), and heuristic optimization. Decision making under uncertainty using stochastic optimization and the concepts of value of stochastic solution and value of information.

Contact teaching 24 h, Practical work 18 h, Self study 90 h.

  • Kangas, A., Kangas, J. & Kurttila, M. 2008. Decision support for forest management. Managing forest ecosystems, vol 16. Springer. 223 p. Chapters 4-6. (new edition Kangas, A., Kurttila, M, Hujala T, Eyvindson K &Kangas, J. 2015. Decision support for forest management. Managing forest ecosystems, Springer. Chapters 5-8.
  • Dykstra, D.P. 1984.Mathematical Programming for Natural Resource Management. New York
  • Wayne L. Winston. 2003. Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms.
  • Other literature given during lectures.

0-5 based on the written examination and exercises.

Due to current COVID-19 situation general examinations in lecture halls are cancelled. You can contact the teacher to ask about alternative completion methods.

Prof. Bo Dahlin and university lecturer Veli-Pekka Kivinen.

Replaces the former course 837058 Operaatiotutkimus metsävarojen käytössä ja hallinnassa 5 cr.