This study aims at presenting a conceptual model for landscape management in the Himalayan region of India,
using quantitative/mathematical approach. Keeping in view the requirement, (based on fifteen years empirical
field work in the Himalayan region and as well as literature survey) the MODAM (Multiple Objectives Decision
Support Tools for Landscape Management) model along with linear programming approach was adopted with a
view to presenting additional methodological perspectives on interdisciplinary landscape research. The work has
stemmed out from the original research contribution, which tries to integrate interdisciplinary research planning
with landscape management related research in the Himalayan region. This biodiversity hotspot has relatively high
complexity in terms of sustainable socioeconomic development vis a vis conservation and management of the
resources. The concepts and insights presented in this article will provide the basis for a discussion, on decisionmaking
issues among multidisciplinary experts with regard to sustainable socioecological development within
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