Short news: autumn 2021

Two doctoral thesis on forest management defended

On 17 November, Miguel Ángel González Rodríguez, will defend his PhD thesis, entitled “Study of growth-environment relationships and optimisation of management including climatic uncertainty of radiata pine stands in Galicia” in the EPSE, Lugo. This doctoral research was conducted under the guidance of the UXAFORES research group, to which one of his supervisors, Dr. Ulises Diéguez Aranda, belong. The research was undertaken in collaboration with “CERNA INGENIERÍA Y ASESORÍA MEDIOAMBIENTAL, S.L.P.” through the involvement, as co-supervisor, of Dr. Felipe Crecente Campo.

In this thesis, predictive models of radiata pine productivity as a function of climatic variables are developed and stand optimization under future climate scenarios is carried out. The goal is to predict potential impacts of climate change on productivity, financial profitability, and silviculture on radiata pine forests in Galicia. 

On 10 December a thesis, entitled “Multi-objective models for forest planning in Galicia: a continuous approach”, will be defended by its author José Mario González González in the EPSE. This thesis was supervised by two USC researchers, one of whom belong to the UXAFORES group, Dr Ulises Diéguez Aranda, and the other, Dr Miguel E. Vázquez Méndez, to the Department of Applied Mathematics.

This thesis has formulated and solved multiobjective optimization models for planning single-species, even-aged stands management using a continuous formulation. This is intended to provide a tool to help decision-making in the management of Galician forests.

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