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Mohammadi Limaei, Soleiman
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Sotoudeh Foumani, B., Mohammadi Limaei, S. & Rostami Shahraji, T. (2019). Assessment of logging moratorium using analytical network process in Iranian Hyrcanian forests. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 38(2), 130-148
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessment of logging moratorium using analytical network process in Iranian Hyrcanian forests
2019 (English)In: Journal of Sustainable Forestry, ISSN 1054-9811, E-ISSN 1540-756X, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 130-148Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research is to evaluate three forthcoming scenarios (continuing of forest management plans, logging ban, and forest management plans halt) in terms of policy change and select the best method based on sustainable forest management strategies in Iranian Hyrcanian forests. For this propose a two-layer evaluation process was considered for choosing the best alternative. Analytic network process as a decision approach is applied with Benefit- Opportunity-Cost-Risk (BOCR) merit. The data were obtained either from the previous research or through questionnaires. The results indicated that the benefits and risks were more important in terms of decision-making, compared to the opportunities and costs. Finally, the scenario of 'continuity of forest management plans' was selected as the most suitable alternative. The decision framework proposed in this study offers a rational means for decision-making of forest policy.

National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37452 (URN)10.1080/10549811.2018.1527234 (DOI)000469935600003 ()
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-11-08Bibliographically approved
Etemad, S. S., Mohammadi Limaei, S., Olsson, L. & Yousefpour, R. (2019). Forest management decision-making using goal programming and fuzzy analytic hierarchy process approaches (case study: Hyrcanian forests of Iran): Forest management decision-making. Journal of Forest Science, 65(9), 368-379
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forest management decision-making using goal programming and fuzzy analytic hierarchy process approaches (case study: Hyrcanian forests of Iran): Forest management decision-making
2019 (English)In: Journal of Forest Science, ISSN 1212-4834, E-ISSN 1805-935X, Vol. 65, no 9, p. 368-379Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to determine the optimum stock level in the forest. In this research, a goal programming method was used to estimate the optimal stock level of different tree species considering environmental, economic and social issues. We consider multiple objectives in the process of decision-making to maximize carbon sequestration, net present value and labour. We used regression analysis to make a forest growth model and allometric functions for the quantification of carbon budget. Expected mean price is estimated using wood price and variable harvesting costs to determine the net present value of forest harvesting. The fuzzy analytic hierarchy process is applied to determine the weights of goals using questionnaires filled in by experts in order to generate the optimal stock level. According to the results of integrated goal programming approach and fuzzy analytic hierarchy processes, optimal volume for each species was calculated. The findings indicate that environmental, economic and social outcomes can be achieved in a multi-objective forestry program for the future forest management plans.

Keywords
multipurpose forest management, fuzzy AHP, harvest scheduling, carbon sequestration
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37601 (URN)10.17221/46/2019-JFS (DOI)000489275700004 ()
Available from: 2019-11-01 Created: 2019-11-01 Last updated: 2019-11-13Bibliographically approved
Zadmirzaei, M., Mohammadi Limaei, S., Amirteimoori, A. & Olsson, L. (2019). Measuring the relative performance of forest management units: A chance-constrained DEA model in the presence of the non-discretionary factor. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 49(7), 788-801
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measuring the relative performance of forest management units: A chance-constrained DEA model in the presence of the non-discretionary factor
2019 (English)In: Canadian Journal of Forest Research, ISSN 0045-5067, E-ISSN 1208-6037, Vol. 49, no 7, p. 788-801Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, we develop a marginal chance-constrained data envelopment analysis model in the presence of non-discretionary inputs and hybrid outputs for the first time. We call it a stochastic non-discretionary DEA model (SND-DEA), and it is developed to measure and compare the relative efficiency of forest management units under different environmental management systems. Furthermore, we apply an output-oriented DEA technology to both deterministic and stochastic scenarios. The required data are collected from 24 forest management plans (as decision-making units and included four inputs and equal amount of outputs. The findings of this practical research show that the modified SND-DEA model in different probability levels give us apparently different results compared to the output from pure deterministic models. However, when we calculate the correlation measure, the probability levels give us a strong positive correlation between stochastic and deterministic models. Therefore, approximately 40% of the forest management plans based on the applied SND-DEA model should substantially increase their average efficiency score. As the major conclusion, our developed SND-DEA model is a suitable improvement over previous developed models to discriminate the efficiency and/or the inefficiency of decision-making units to hedge against risk and uncertainty in this type of forest management problems.

Keywords
data envelopment analysis (DEA), discretionary and nondiscretionary factors, hybrid outputs, risk management in the presence of stochastic data, forest management
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35629 (URN)10.1139/cjfr-2018-0229 (DOI)2-s2.0-85067554856 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-02-13 Created: 2019-02-13 Last updated: 2019-10-04Bibliographically approved
Namdari, S., Adeli, K., Mohammadi Limaei, S. & Bahramabadi, Z. (2019). Risk assessment in poplar plantations: a case study from northern Iran. Journal of Forestry Research, 1-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Risk assessment in poplar plantations: a case study from northern Iran
2019 (English)In: Journal of Forestry Research, ISSN 1007-662X, E-ISSN 1993-0607, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Linear risk programming was used to determine the optimum cultivation pattern to increase incomes of poplar farmers. Seven clones of Populus deltoides Bartr. ex Marsh. were examined in Guilan province, northern Iran. Growth and price data were taken from previous research at the Safrabaste Poplar Research Station and in interviews with farmers. The Lingo software was used to analyze the data in different forms of E. The results show that when risk was considered, the optimal solution included the clones Pd63/51-x1, -Pd72/51-x3, Pd73/51-x4 and Pd79/51-x6. There was a high growth fluctuations of the clones Pd69/55-x2, Pd77. 51-x5, and Pd caroliniensis-x7 and were not included in cultivation plans. Furthermore, the existing farm plans executed by local farmers, is neither profit-oriented nor efficient in terms of income risk management according to risk efficient frontier. These results could help farmers with different levels of risk-aversion to select proper planting plans.

Keywords
Populus deltoides, Farmers, Linear risk programming, Optimum cultivation patterns
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37447 (URN)10.1007/s11676-019-00895-z (DOI)
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-10-04Bibliographically approved
Mohammadi Limaei, S. (2019). Role of Forests in Sustainable Development of Silk Road Countries. In: : . Paper presented at International Conference on People and the Environment along the Silk Roads,1 May 2019, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Role of Forests in Sustainable Development of Silk Road Countries
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37658 (URN)
Conference
International Conference on People and the Environment along the Silk Roads,1 May 2019, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
Available from: 2019-11-11 Created: 2019-11-11 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Hejazian, M., Lotfalian, M., Lindroos, O. & Mohammadi Limaei, S. (2019). Wood transportation machine replacement using goal programming. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 1-8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Wood transportation machine replacement using goal programming
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, ISSN 0282-7581, E-ISSN 1651-1891, p. 1-8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Farm tractor + trailers play a key role in wood transportation after forests are logged. Despite of the fact that a forwarder is a forestry vehicle that carries felled logs for shorter distances off the ground, tractors are still used in some forest areas of the world, such as the Hyrcanian forest in northern Iran. This study was conducted to investigate the possibility of using both the light forwarder and forestry trailer instead of a farm tractor + trailer in wood transportation. The optimal machine option for wood transportation is determined using goal programming model in the study area. In this paper, multi-objective goals (such as economic, operational, environmental and ergonomic) were considered. The results showed that considering only the economic goal, the contractor could save up to 44% in costs by purchasing and replacing a forestry trailer with a 2-wheel trailer attached to the farm tractor. In addition, considering various goals, a light forwarder could be selected as the optimal machine. Currently, the most important objectives of all forest contractors are to establish economic goals and reduce wood transportation costs. Since other goals, such as environmental and ergonomic, are also important; it is suggested that multi-objective approaches should use for planning.

Keywords
Economic, environment, ergonomic, farm tractor, forwarder
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37446 (URN)10.1080/02827581.2019.1611916 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-10-04Bibliographically approved
Hatami, N., Lohmander, P., Moayeri, M. H. & Mohammadi Limaei, S. (2018). A basal area increment model for individual trees in mixed continuous cover forests in Iranian Caspian forests. Journal of Forestry Research, 1-8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A basal area increment model for individual trees in mixed continuous cover forests in Iranian Caspian forests
2018 (English)In: Journal of Forestry Research, ISSN 1007-662X, E-ISSN 1993-0607, p. 1-8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to develop and test a new basal area growth model in mixed species continuous cover forests in northern Iran. We analyzed 421 core samples from 6 main species in the forest area to develop our growth model. In each plot, we measured variables such as total tree height (m), diameter at breast height (DBH) (cm) and basal area of larger trees as cumulative basal areas of trees (GCUM) of DBH > 5 cm. The empirical data were analyzed using regression analysis. There was a statistically significant nonlinear function between the annual basal area increment, as the dependent variable, and the basal area of the individual trees and competition as explanatory variables. Reference area from the largest trees, was circular plot with area of 0.1 ha. GCUM was estimated for trees of DBH > 5 cm. Furthermore, we investigated the dependencies of diameter growth of different species on stand density at different levels of competition, and diameter development of individual trees through time. The results indicate that competition caused by larger neighborhood trees has a negative effect on growth. In addition, the maximum diameter increment is affected by competition level. Therefore, the maximum diameter increment of species occurs when the trees are about 35–40 cm in dense-forest (40 to 0 m2 per ha) and when the trees are about 60 to 70 cm in very dense forest (60 to 0 m2 per ha) which is more likely to Caspian natural forests with high level density due to uneven-aged composition of stands.

Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37471 (URN)10.1007/s11676-018-0862-8 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-10-04Bibliographically approved
Zandi, S., Mohammadi Limaei, S. & Amiri, N. (2018). An economic evaluation of a forest park using the individual travel cost method (a case study of Ghaleh Rudkhan forest park in northern Iran). Environmental & Socio-Economic Studies, 6(2), 48-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An economic evaluation of a forest park using the individual travel cost method (a case study of Ghaleh Rudkhan forest park in northern Iran)
2018 (English)In: Environmental & Socio-Economic Studies, ISSN 2354-0079, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 48-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The true economic value of ecosystem services may not be reflected in market transactions, because there is no real transaction for ecosystem services in the market. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the cost of time and travel to define the value people place on something in the absence of a market price. This study estimates the recreational value of Ghaleh Rudkhan forest park in the north of Iran using the individual travel cost method. This method is considered to be a substitute approach for the market. The data required were collected using questionnaires. Therefore, 271 questionnaires were randomly distributed between the visitors of the recreational site in 2016. In this study, a linear function is used to estimate the effects of explanatory variables including economic and social variables on the number of visits to estimate the recreational value of the forest park. Results showed that a consumer surplus of each person for their visit was 21500 Rials and the annual recreational value of the park was 78390595 Rials per ha. Furthermore, the variables such as travel expenses, income, distance, family size and visitor's age are effective factors in the recreational use of the park. The results of this study can improve the quality of environmental services of the Ghaleh Rudkhan forest park and could expand the variety of services that they could supply based on the demand of the people.

National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37455 (URN)10.2478/environ-2018-0014 (DOI)000441222700006 ()
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-10-04Bibliographically approved
Etembad, S., Mohammadi Limaei, S., Olsson, L. & Yousefpour, R. (2018). Decision making on Sustainable Forest Harvest Production Using Goal Programming Approach: Case study: Iranian Hyrcanian Forest. In: : . Paper presented at Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management conference (IEEM), Bangkok, Thailand, December 16-19 2018 (pp. 736-740). IEEE, Article ID 8607503.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decision making on Sustainable Forest Harvest Production Using Goal Programming Approach: Case study: Iranian Hyrcanian Forest
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to determine the optimal stock level in Hyrcanian forest of Iran. In this study, a goal programming techniques used to estimate the optimum stock level of different tree species considering economics, environmental and social issues. We consider multiple objectives in the process of decision making to realize the balance of maximizing annual growth, net present value, carbon sequestration and labor. We use regression analysis to develop a forest growth model using allometric functions for the quantification of carbon budget. The expected mean price was estimated to determine the net present value of forest harvesting. We use Expert knowledge to weight the goals in order to generate the optimal stock level. Results show that the total optimum stock is 0.5% lower than based on questioners. The results indicate that goal programming is a suitable methodology in this case. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2018
Keywords
Multipurpose forest management, harvest scheduling, carbon sequestration, Hyrcanian forests
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35089 (URN)10.1109/IEEM.2018.8607503 (DOI)000458674600148 ()2-s2.0-85061838956 (Scopus ID)
Conference
Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management conference (IEEM), Bangkok, Thailand, December 16-19 2018
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2019-10-07Bibliographically approved
Zadmirzaei Soleimandarabi, M., Mohammadi Limaei, S. & Amirteimoori, A. (2018). Deterministic Scenario vs. Stochastic Scenario in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA): A Case on Iranian Forest Management Units. In: : . Paper presented at Proceeding of International Conference on Production Management and Logistics (ICPML-18), Istanbul, Turkey, 28th February-1st March, 2018, 51-55..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deterministic Scenario vs. Stochastic Scenario in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA): A Case on Iranian Forest Management Units
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37482 (URN)
Conference
Proceeding of International Conference on Production Management and Logistics (ICPML-18), Istanbul, Turkey, 28th February-1st March, 2018, 51-55.
Available from: 2019-11-12 Created: 2019-11-12 Last updated: 2019-11-12
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