Nature Reserve Selection Problem: A Tight Approximation Algorithm

@article{Bordewich2008NatureRS,
  title={Nature Reserve Selection Problem: A Tight Approximation Algorithm},
  author={Magnus Bordewich and Charles Semple},
  journal={IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={275-280}
}
The Nature Reserve Selection Problem is a problem that arises in the context of studying biodiversity conservation. Subject to budgetary constraints, the problem is to select a set of regions to conserve so that the phylogenetic diversity of the set of species contained within those regions is maximized. Recently, it was shown in a paper by Moulton {\\em et al.} that this problem is NP-hard. In this paper, we establish a tight polynomial-time approximation algorithm for the Nature Reserve… CONTINUE READING

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