Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) Technique for Evaluating Health Status of Landscape Ecology

  • Byomkesh Talukder


Health status of landscape ecology is one of the most important sustainability issues. Health status of landscape ecology is defined by many criteria and is the reflection of the overall aggregated impacts of the criteria. To understand the status of the health of a landscape, a holistic evaluation framework is required that is capable to show the impacts of the criteria separate and aggregated. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis is a framework that can fulfill the requirement of a holistic framework. To assess applicability and understand the process of the evaluation using MCDA in this paper, some criteria are selected and a hypothetical set of data of those criteria is used. The hypothetical case study shows that MCDA is capable to assess health impacts of landscape ecology by combining different criteria. However, to understand the process and advantage and disadvantage of the MCDA framework for evaluation of the health status of a landscape, a real case study is recommended for future study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE)McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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