Different methods, different wilds: Evaluating alternative mappings of wildness using fuzzy MCE and Dempster-Shafer MCE

Comber A, Carver S, Fritz S, McMorran R, Washtell J, & Fisher P (2010). Different methods, different wilds: Evaluating alternative mappings of wildness using fuzzy MCE and Dempster-Shafer MCE. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 34 (2): 142-152. DOI:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2009.10.006.

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Abstract

Different multi-criteria evaluation (MCE) approaches are applied to a fuzzy wildness mapping problem in Scotland. The result of fuzzy weighted linear combination and fuzzy order weighted averaging approaches are compared with the application of a Dempster-Shafer MCE. We discuss the implications of different approaches in light of decision making associated with suitability in a context where (i) suitability (wildness) may not be very well defined, (ii) the decision makers may not fully understand the informatics aspects associated with applying weights, but (iii) require decisions to be accountable and transparent. In such situations we suggest that the outputs of Dempster-Shafer MCE may be more appropriate than a fully fuzzy model of suitability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Uncertainty; Wildness; Fuzzy; Dempster-Shafer; Multi-criteria evaluation
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Bibliographic Reference: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems; 34(2):142-152 (March 2010) (Published online 02 December 2009)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 08:49
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9268

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