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dc.contributor.authorMosadeghi, Razieh
dc.contributor.authorWarnken, Jan
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Rodger
dc.contributor.authorMirfenderesk, Hamid
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:28:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:28:34Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T22:58:03Z
dc.identifier.issn0964-0568
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09640568.2012.717886
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/48662
dc.description.abstractMulti-criteria decision-making techniques have become increasingly widespread in strategic environmental decision making. In Australia, these techniques are used to integrate both conservation and development aspects of natural resource use. MCDM can also evaluate the effects of uncertainties at each stage of the decision-making process and examine the sensitivity of results to the inputs. This paper reviews the potential uncertainties in environmental management decisionmaking procedures and explores how uncertainty analysis in the framework of MCDM can address some of these uncertainties. It then examines the application of MCDM in 16 Australian case studies to determine how uncertainty has been addressed in practice. Results demonstrate that appropriate use of MCDM can address uncertainties associated with decision-makers' preferences and from using different techniques (epistemic uncertainty). Results also highlighted the need for incorporating visualising techniques, such as GIS and simulation algorithms (e.g. Monte Carlo simulations), to examine the effects of uncertainty on the spatial pattern of the outcomes. This approach also presents promising ways to gain an understanding of the effects of some dimensions of stochastic uncertainty, and assists in increasing the transparency of the decision-making process.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1097
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1124
dc.relation.ispartofissue8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume56
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205
dc.titleUncertainty analysis in the application of multi-criteria decision-making methods in Australian strategic environmental decisions
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Volume 56, Issue 8, 2013, Pages 1097-1124. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
gro.date.issued2013
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gro.griffith.authorTomlinson, Rodger B.
gro.griffith.authorWarnken, Jan
gro.griffith.authorMirfenderesk, Hamid
gro.griffith.authorMosadeghi, Razieh


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