Design Features behind Success of the Ecosystem Management Decision Support System and Future Development
AbstractThe Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) system is an application framework for designing and implementing spatially enabled knowledge-based decision support systems for environmental analysis and planning at any geographic scale(s). The system integrates state-of-the-art geographic information system, as well as knowledge-based reasoning and decision modeling, technologies to provide decision support for the adaptive management process of ecosystem management. It integrates a logic engine to perform landscape evaluations, and a decision engine for developing management priorities. The logic component: (1) reasons about large, abstract, multi-faceted ecosystem management problems; (2) performs useful evaluations with incomplete information; (3) evaluates the influence of missing information, and (4) determines priorities for missing information. The planning component determines priorities for management activities, taking into account not only ecosystem condition, but also criteria that account for logistical concerns of potential management actions. Both components include intuitive diagnostic features that facilitate communicating modeling results to a broad audience. Features of the system design that have figured in its success over the past 20 years are highlighted, together with design features planned for the next several versions needed to provide spatial decision support for adaptive management under climate change. View Full-Text
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Reynolds, K.; Paplanus, S.; Miller, B.; Murphy, P. Design Features behind Success of the Ecosystem Management Decision Support System and Future Development. Forests 2015, 6, 27-46.
Reynolds K, Paplanus S, Miller B, Murphy P. Design Features behind Success of the Ecosystem Management Decision Support System and Future Development. Forests. 2015; 6(1):27-46.Chicago/Turabian Style
Reynolds, Keith; Paplanus, Steven; Miller, Bruce; Murphy, Philip. 2015. "Design Features behind Success of the Ecosystem Management Decision Support System and Future Development." Forests 6, no. 1: 27-46.