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TitleMathematical Analysis of Decision Problems in Ecology [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the NATO Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, July 9-13, 1973 / edited by A. Charnes, W. R. Lynn
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1975
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Descript VIII, 424 p. 1 illus. online resource


The contents of this volume involve selection, emendation and up-dating of papers presented at the NATO Conference "Matheยญ matical Analysis of Decision problems in Ecology" in Istanbul, Turkey, July 9-13, 1973. It was sponsored by the System Sciences Division of NATO directed by Dr. B. Bayraktar with local arrangeยญ ments administered by Dr. Ilhami Karayalcin, professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Istanbul. It was organized by A. Charnes, University professor across the University of Texas System, and Walter R.Lynn, Diยญ rector of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell Unjversity. The objective of the conference was to bring together a group of leading researchers from the major sciences involved in ecoยญ logical problems and to present the current state of progress in research of a mathematical nature which might assist in the soluยญ tion of these problems. Although their presentations are not herein recorded, the keyยญ note address of Dr. John A. Logan, president, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the presentation of Dr. Michael J. L. Kirby, then Assistant principal Secretary to the premier of Nova Scotia, Canada, greatly influenced the discussion of papers and their subsequent emendations and revisions


A. Problems of Land Use Management -- An Hierarchical Goal Programming Approach to Environmental-Land Use Management -- An Ecosystem Approach to Problem Solving -- A Grazing Lands Simulation Model -- B. Air, Noise and Water Pollution Control -- Game Theoretic Approach to Equitable Regional Environmental Quality Management -- Optimization Models for Regional Air Pollution Control -- Environmental Noise Management -- Models in Biological Wastewater Treatment: Objectives, Results, Applicability -- Biological Filter Design Optimization -- C. Control of Infectious Disease -- Sampling & Mapping Reservoirs & Vectors of Human Disease -- The Transmission and Control of Schistosome Infections -- Simulation Models for Genetic Control Alternatives -- Mathematical Models of the Sterile Male Technique of Insect Control -- D. Social and Behavioral Analysis -- The Limits to Growth in a Neo-Classical Model -- Dynamic Optimization of the Trade-Off Between Production and Pollution -- A โ{128}{152}Pollutionโ{128}{153} Game: A Theoretical and Experimental Study

Life sciences Ecology Mathematics Mathematical analysis Analysis (Mathematics) Life Sciences Ecology Analysis Mathematics general


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