Forest Management

This is the research line that has nucleated all my research, from my Doctoral Thesis. In summary, I have tried to apply quantitative techniques for solving common problems in forest management. Some representative publications:

1a) Optimal forest rotation:

Romero C., Ríos V., Diaz-Balteiro L., 1998. Optimal forest rotation age when carbon captures is considered: Theory and Applications. Journal of the Operational Research Society 49: 121-131.

Diaz-Balteiro, L., Rodriguez, L.C.E., 2006. Optimal rotations on Eucalyptus plantations including carbon sequestration - a comparison of results in Brazil and SpainForest Ecology and Management 229: 247-258.


1b) Modelling management alternatives from the idea of "normal forest":

Diaz-Balteiro L., Romero C., 1998. Modelling Timber Harvest Scheduling Problems with Multiple Criteria by Multigoal Programming: An Application in Segovia, SpainForest Science 44: 47-57.

Diaz-Balteiro L., Romero C., 2003. Forest management optimisation models when carbon captured is considered: a goal programming approachForest Ecology and Management 174: 447-457.


1c) Strategic forest management models applied to industrial forest plantations:

Diaz-Balteiro L., Bertomeu M., Bertomeu M., 2009. Optimal harvest scheduling in Eucalyptus plantations. A case study in Galicia (Spain)Forest Policy and Economics 11: 548-554.

Bertomeu, M., Diaz-Balteiro, L., Gimenez, J.C., 2009. Forest Management Optimisation in Eucalyptus Plantations: A Multicriteria ApproachCanadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 356-366.


1d) Silviculture and Forest Management:

Bravo F., Diaz-Balteiro L., 2004. Evaluation of new silvicultural alternatives for Scots pine stands in Northern SpainAnnals of Forest Science 61: 163-169.

Pereira, S.; Prieto, A.; Calama, R.; Diaz-Balteiro, L., 2015. Optimal management in Pinus pinea L. stands combining silvicultural schedules for timber and cone productionSilva Fennica 49 (3): article id 1226.