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Title:Designing Contiguous and Minimally Fragmented Nature Conservation Reserve Networks
Author(s):Wang, Yicheng
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Onal, Hayri
Department / Program:Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Discipline:Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife
Abstract:This dissertation is built upon some recent studies which dealt with two important spatial criteria, namely reserve contiguity and minimal fragmentation, using graph theoretic approaches and linear integer programming. The optimization methods presented in those studies are modified to improve computational efficiency of the solution procedure, which may be particularly important in moderate and large scale applications. The methods developed in this study are applied to state-endangered and threatened bird species in Illinois and an efficient reserve system is determined at State level while conservation goals at regional level are taken into account.
Issue Date:2005
Description:206 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182417
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005

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