Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Environmental Applications and Case Studies


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Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Environmental Applications and Case Studies Authors: , , , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd Pages: 392 Illustrations and other contents: 38 Tables, black and white; 173 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9780367345334 Categories: ,

Decision Analysis has become more widely recognized as an important process for translating science into management action. With climate change as a driving force in creating environmental problems, there is a great need for understanding decision making framework through a case-study based approach. This thoroughly updated second edition provides seven additional new case studies focused on sustainability. The breadth of the applications using MCDA methodologies combined with corresponding decision models implemented using DECERNS software package, this book is a great resource for professionals and students in learning and applying similar frameworks to other environmental projects. Features: Addresses current and emerging environmental problems Includes 7 new case studies to illustrate different environmental situations applicable at international level Builds on real case studies from recent and relevant environmental management experience Provides corresponding decision models implemented using DECERNS software package Gives a more holistic approach to teaching MCDA methodology with a focus on sustainable remediation and restoration

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Author Biography

Dr. Igor Linkov is the Risk and Decision Science Focus Area Lead with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, and Adjunct Professor with Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Linkov has managed multiple risk and resilience assessments and management projects utilizing MCDA in many application domains, including critical infrastructure, environment, transportation, energy, homeland security and defense, supply chain and cybersecurity. He has published widely on environmental policy, environmental modeling, and risk analysis, including twenty books and over 350 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in top journals. He is Elected Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Society for Risk Analysis Emily Moberg is a theoretical ecologist with degrees in environmental engineering and biological oceanography from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She has worked on systems ranging from phytoplankton to fisheries and agriculture. She specializes in using optimization methods to better understand linkages between human behavior and natural resources. Benjamin D. Trump is a governance scholar with specific interests in emerging technologies and complex systems. His work is global and comparative, including an ORISE Fellowship for the US Army Corps of Engineers in the United States, a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship the University of Lisbon (Portugal), and a Research Internship for the Institute of Occupational Medicine (Singapore). In 2016 Dr. Trump received his PhD from the University of Michigan in Health Services Organization and Policy. Boris I. Yatsalo is Professor and Head of Information Systems dept. at the Institute of Intelligent Cybernetic Systems of the IATE National Research Nuclear University MEPHI, Obninsk-Moscow. He has been managing several international projects on developing models and computer systems for optimization of protective measures on radioactively contaminated lands. His thesis in 2004 was devoted to creation and application of GIS-based Decision Support Systems within remediation of contaminated territories. He has published more than 90 papers in Russian and international journals, book chapters and conferences. His interests include Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and management, specifically Fuzzy MCDA and Fuzzy Intelligent Systems. Jeffrey Keisler is Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is an expert in Decision Sciences, in which he earned a PhD at Harvard, and has 30 years experience in industry, government, consulting and academic settings. He has published nearly 70 journal articles and two books on methodological and applied topics. He served as President of the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society and as President of the Specialty Group on Decision Analysis and Risk within the Society for Risk Analysis, and was awarded the Decision Analysis Society's Publication Award for his co-edited book "Portfolio Decision Analysis" and was named a Fulbright Distinguished Chair.