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dc.contributor.advisorCowell, Charles Mark, 1964-eng
dc.contributor.authorLu, Zhenqianeng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on April 10, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Geography.eng
dc.description.abstractForest management is an important field for Decision Support System (DSS) application, but most of the current DSSs for forest management are not fully successful because: 1) the user interface is not friendly, or 2) GIS functions are not fully integrated into the system. These limitations unnecessarily reduce the use of DSS planning tools by forest managers, and decrease practical feedback from managers that could aid in further development of the landscape models. This research presents a universal method to develop a Forest Management Decision Support System (FMDSS) by integrating the LANDIS 4.0 model with the ESRI ArcGIS platform. FMDSS was developed with Visual Basic, ESRI ArcObjects libraries and Microsoft Access database. FMDSS eliminates the time-consuming parameter editing work necessary for the LANDIS model, simplifies the technical operations of running the model, and allows managers to focus on evaluating their management plans. A case study is presented, applying FMDSS to data from the Mark Twain National Forest. This demonstration illustrates how the decision making process is simplified by FMDSS, using the example of creating a new management area for fuel and harvest treatments.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb66721209eng
dc.identifier.oclc318201866eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5059
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5059eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subjectLANDIS; FMDSS.eng
dc.subjectLANDIS; FMDSSeng
dc.subject.lcshArcGISeng
dc.subject.lcshDecision support systemseng
dc.subject.lcshForest management -- Decision makingeng
dc.titleDevelopment of an integrated forest management decision support system: integrating the LANDIS model and ArcGISeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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