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Texas A&M University

1. Sultenfuss, Sherry D. Changing Patterns of Rangeland Use: Functional Characteristics of the Economics and Operations of Fee Hunting Enterprises in Central and South Texas.

Degree: 2010, Texas A&M University

Ranching communities in Texas have long recognized fee hunting as a natural resource with the potential of directly affecting agricultural incomes. Hunting as an industry today, appears to be developing into an economic substitute for Texas ranchers who are accustomed to the variable nature of agricultural markets. To determine the economic impact of this market relative to its functional utilization by landowners, this research analyzed a large group of landowners in Central and South Texas. Information was collected through a personal interview process of 146 landowners. Data collected primarily related to the individual landowners' specific fee hunting operations and the economics associated with their enterprise operations. Response data was tabulated and examined through use of comparative analysis and bivariate methods when appropriate. Output yielded a descriptive demographic profile of landowners along with landowner opinion/attitude on ensuing constraints and values of enterprise operations. Additionally, costs and returns to operations were summarized through development of an enterprise budget by ecoregion. From this analysis, it became clear that many landowners possess strong 'feelings' about their lands and appear to share parallel ideologies relative to their properties as an earned entitlement and privilege to be passed along to their heirs. However, these Texas ranchers are well aware of the economic pressures under which they must operate and their commitment to sound land management practices increasingly includes wildlife management. This, much in part, is due to the dramatic increase in revenues generated by fee hunting enterprises over the past decade. However, the budget analysis indicates possible constraints when landownership size becomes smaller such as through the sale of parcels for business purposes or through inheritance. Advisors/Committee Members: Conner, Richard (advisor), Wu, Ben (committee member), Wilkins, Neal (committee member), Cummings, Scott (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Hunting Enterprises; Wildlife Management; Land Management; Land Conservation; Hunting Operations; Economic of Fee Hunting

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APA (6th Edition):

Sultenfuss, S. D. (2010). Changing Patterns of Rangeland Use: Functional Characteristics of the Economics and Operations of Fee Hunting Enterprises in Central and South Texas. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-05-709

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sultenfuss, Sherry D. “Changing Patterns of Rangeland Use: Functional Characteristics of the Economics and Operations of Fee Hunting Enterprises in Central and South Texas.” 2010. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed January 21, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-05-709.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sultenfuss, Sherry D. “Changing Patterns of Rangeland Use: Functional Characteristics of the Economics and Operations of Fee Hunting Enterprises in Central and South Texas.” 2010. Web. 21 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Sultenfuss SD. Changing Patterns of Rangeland Use: Functional Characteristics of the Economics and Operations of Fee Hunting Enterprises in Central and South Texas. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2010. [cited 2020 Jan 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-05-709.

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Council of Science Editors:

Sultenfuss SD. Changing Patterns of Rangeland Use: Functional Characteristics of the Economics and Operations of Fee Hunting Enterprises in Central and South Texas. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-05-709

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University of Florida

2. Herrmann, Jeffrey William ( Dissertant ). An Investigation of production scheduling problems motivated by semiconductor manufacturing.

Degree: 1993, University of Florida

Manufacturing and service organizations frequently face the challenges of making high-quality products quickly and of delivering those products to their customers on-time. Improvements in the scheduling of their operations can often contribute to their success in meeting these goals. However, as manufacturing processes become more complex, the difficulty of finding good production schedules increases. This dissertation addresses dynamic deterministic job shop scheduling, a problem that occurs in many manufacturing environments. The problem is among the most difficult scheduling problems, and few solution procedures have been implemented. The approach in this research is to consider specific subproblems that are motivated by semiconductor test operations and the develop genetic algorithms that exploit alternative search spaces. The research includes new analytical and empirical results for previously unstudied one-machine class scheduling problems and three-machine look-ahead problems. The one-machine problems include sequence-dependent setup times. In the three-machine problems, two groups of jobs are processed on separate second stage machines. Testing shows that a new type of genetic algorithm can find good schedules for the one-machine problems by adjusting the problem data while using an appropriate heuristic. An approximation algorithm for the three-machine problem is able to find near-optimal schedules. Moreover, this dissertation describes the development and application of a global job shop scheduling system for the semiconductor test area. This system uses a detailed deterministic simulation model of the shop floor, data about the current status of the shop, and a genetic algorithm to search over combinations of dispatching rules in order to create a good shift schedule. These rules include these motivated by this research into the one-machine and three-machine problems. The scheduling system is able to adapt to changing conditions each shift. The benefits of this work consist of the identification of dominance properties for the one-machine class scheduling and three-machine look-ahead problems, the development of a problem space genetic algorithm, the definition of new look-ahead heuristics, the creation of a new genetic algorithm for global scheduling, and the implementation of these results to the actual semiconductor test floor that is the motivation for this work.

Subjects/Keywords: Deadlines; Dispatching; Genetic algorithms; Heuristics; Job hunting; Job shops; Operations research; Scheduling; Semiconductor wafers; Semiconductors; Genetic algorithms; Industrial and Systems Engineering thesis Ph.D; Production scheduling  – Mathematical models; Semiconductor industry

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APA (6th Edition):

Herrmann, J. W. (. D. ). (1993). An Investigation of production scheduling problems motivated by semiconductor manufacturing. (Thesis). University of Florida. Retrieved from http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098464

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Herrmann, Jeffrey William ( Dissertant ). “An Investigation of production scheduling problems motivated by semiconductor manufacturing.” 1993. Thesis, University of Florida. Accessed January 21, 2020. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098464.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Herrmann, Jeffrey William ( Dissertant ). “An Investigation of production scheduling problems motivated by semiconductor manufacturing.” 1993. Web. 21 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Herrmann JW(D). An Investigation of production scheduling problems motivated by semiconductor manufacturing. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Florida; 1993. [cited 2020 Jan 21]. Available from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098464.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Herrmann JW(D). An Investigation of production scheduling problems motivated by semiconductor manufacturing. [Thesis]. University of Florida; 1993. Available from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098464

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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