Multi-criteria decision analysis and ecosystem services: Knowledge gaps and challenges for policy and decision-making

T. Hallouin, M. Bruen, M. Kelly-Quinn, M. Christie, C. Bullock, F. Kelly, H. B. Feeley

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The identification of ecosystem services (ES) and their valuation for potential use in environmental, social and political decision making is a fast growing research area. The ES literature is growing exponentially from less than 200 papers per year at the beginning of the Millennium to over 1600 per annum at the moment. While the ability to identify, classify and quantify ecosystem services has greatly improved and there is some movement towards unification of techniques, the hoped-for increased use in practical decision making has lagged severely behind. One reason for this is a slower integration of the resulting (ES) information with the type of multi-criteria decision support (MCDA) methods appropriate for issues with large numbers of criteria, both qualitative and quantitative, and large number of alternative options to be considered. The required techniques exist, (e.g. AHP, concordance, etc.) and are well known in the MCDA domain, but cross-fertilisation between the two scientific domains has been slow. This paper first summarises the established systems for classifying ecosystem services and then explores the issues relating to incorporating ES into a MCDA framework. When controversy arises and decisions are likely to be challenged, politically and legally, their underpinning by an accepted, rigorous and scientific methodology is important.

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
TeitlEnvironmental Modelling and Software for Supporting a Sustainable Future, Proceedings - 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2016
GolygyddionSabine Simeoni-Sauvage, Jose Miguel Sanchez-Perez, Andrea-Emilio Rizzoli
CyhoeddwrInternational Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)
Tudalennau315-322
Nifer y tudalennau8
ISBN (Electronig)9788890357459
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 2016
Digwyddiad8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software - Environmental Modelling and Software for Supporting a Sustainable Future, iEMSs 2016 - Toulouse, Ffrainc
Hyd: 10 Gorff 201614 Gorff 2016

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EnwEnvironmental Modelling and Software for Supporting a Sustainable Future, Proceedings - 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2016
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Cynhadledd8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software - Environmental Modelling and Software for Supporting a Sustainable Future, iEMSs 2016
Gwlad/TiriogaethFfrainc
DinasToulouse
Cyfnod10 Gorff 201614 Gorff 2016

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