MCDM Theory

Under the direction of Professor Carlos Romero, I have begun to study and apply various multicriteria decision-making (MCDM) techniques to forest management problems from several years ago. In short, we are focused on the application of these methods to continuous problems, using diverse methodologies (goal programming, compromise programming, etc.). Some publications:

2a) Applications of MCDM methods to forest management issues:

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., 2008. Making forestry decisions with multiple criteria: A review and an assessmentForest Ecology and Management 255: 3222-3241.


2b) Hibridizing MCDM methods and Group Decision-Making techniques:

Diaz-Balteiro, L., González-Pachón, J. Romero, C. 2009. Participatory decision-making with multiple criteria: A methodological proposal and an application to a public forest in SpainScandinavian Journal of Forest Research 24: 87-93.

González-Pachón, J.; Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Romero, C., 2014. How to combine inconsistent ordinal and cardinal preferences: A satisficing modelling approachComputers and Industrial Engineering 67: 168-172.


2c) Guidelines to apply diverse MCDM techniques

Diaz-Balteiro, L.; González-Pachón, J.; Romero, C., 2013. Goal programming in forest management: customizing models for the decision-maker's preferencesScandinavian Journal of Forest Research 28: 166-173.

Diaz-Balteiro, L.; González-Pachón, J.; Romero, C., 2017. Measuring systems sustainability with multi-criteria methods: A critical reviewEuropean Journal of Operational Research 258: 607-616.


2d) Other applications

Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Martell, D.L.; Romero, C.; Weintraub, A., 2014. The optimal rotation of a flammable forest stand when both carbon sequestration and timber are valued: a multicriteria approachNatural Hazards 72: 375-387.

Aldea, J.; Martínez-Peña, F.; Romero, C.; Diaz-Balteiro, L., 2014. Participatory goal programming in forest management: An application integrating several ecosystem servicesForests 5: 3352-3371.