Optimal harvesting in forestry: Steady-state analysis and climate change impact
We perform the steady-state analysis of a nonlinear partial differential equation model that describes the dynamics of a managed size-structured forest. The harvesting policy is to maximize the net benefits from timber production over an infinite planning horizon. The existence and uniqueness of the steady-state trajectories are analysed. Closed-form steady states are obtained in meaningful special cases and are used to estimate how climate change affects the optimal harvesting regime, diameter of cut trees, number of logged trees, and net benefits in the long run. © 2013 Natali Hritonenko.
Hritonenko, N., Yatsenko, Y., Goetz, R., & Xabadia, A. (2013). Optimal harvesting in forestry: Steady-state analysis and climate change impact. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/mathematics-facpubs/39