Since the dawn of forest management (18th century), sustainability has been a key concept in forestry systems. Together with Prof. Carlos Romero for more than ten years, and more recently with other colleagues from ECSEN and other Universities, we have been dedicated to solving problems based on the aggregation of different sustainability criteria and indicators using various multicriteria techniques. Although the applications have been oriented to diverse forest issues, the methodologies developed allow their application to other natural systems. Some publications:
5a) Theoretical papers
Diaz-Balteiro L., Romero C., 2004. Sustainability of forest management plans: A discrete goal programming approach. Journal of Environmental Management 71: 349-357.
Diaz-Balteiro L., Romero C., 2004. In search of a natural systems sustainability index. Ecological Economics 49: 401-405.
5b) Applications to wood-based industry
Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Voces, R.; Romero, C., 2011. Making sustainability rankings using compromise programming. An application to european paper industry. Silva Fennica 45: 548-554.
Voces, R.; Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Romero, C., 2012. Characterisation and explanation of the sustainability of the European wood manufacturing industries: a quantitative approach. Expert System with Applications 39: 6618-6627.
5c) Applications to industrial forest plantations management
Giménez, J.C; Bertomeu, M.; Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Romero, C., 2013. Optimal harvest scheduling in Eucalyptus plantations under a sustainability perspective. Forest Ecology and Management 291: 367-376.
Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Alfranca, O.; Bertomeu, M.; Ezquerro, M.; Giménez, J.C., González-Pachón, J.; Romero, C., 2016. Using quantitative techniques to evaluate and explain the sustainability of forest plantations. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 46: 1157-1166.
Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Alfranca, O.; González-Pachón, J.; Romero, C., 2016. Ranking of industrial forest plantations in terms of sustainability: A multicriteria approach. Journal of Environmental Management 180: 123-132.
Diaz-Balteiro, L.; García de Jalón, S., 2017 Certifying forests to achieve sustainability in industrial plantations: Opinions of stakeholders in Spain. Forests 8, 502.
5d) Other applications
Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Alonso, R.; Martínez-Jáuregui, M.; Pardos, M., 2017. Selecting the best forest management alternative by aggregating ecosystem services indicators over time: A case study in Central Spain. Ecological Indicators 72: 322-329.