Assessment of Ecological Vulnerability under Oil Spill Stress
AbstractUsing the constituent elements of vulnerability, an evaluation index system for the ecological vulnerability of coastal areas under oil spill stress is established based on “Sensitivity–Adaptive Capacity-Exposure”. After selecting a gulf in China as the main case study in this work, the cluster analysis and reference method were applied in grading and value assigning for all indexes. In addition, the analytic hierarchy process and expert evaluation method were used to determine the index weighting. Finally, a comprehensive evaluation method was adopted in the evaluation studies on the ecological vulnerability of the gulf coastal zone under oil spill stress. Results show the differences between the gulf area and areas that belong to different ecologically-vulnerable areas under oil spill stress. View Full-Text
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Cai, L.; Yan, L.; Ni, J.; Wang, C. Assessment of Ecological Vulnerability under Oil Spill Stress. Sustainability 2015, 7, 13073-13084.
Cai L, Yan L, Ni J, Wang C. Assessment of Ecological Vulnerability under Oil Spill Stress. Sustainability. 2015; 7(10):13073-13084.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cai, Ling; Yan, Li; Ni, Jialin; Wang, Cui. 2015. "Assessment of Ecological Vulnerability under Oil Spill Stress." Sustainability 7, no. 10: 13073-13084.