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A multi-level characterization method for the assessment of urban ecological risks
- Li, Chunming, Jiang, Yuantong, Yang, Xinyi, Chen, Dingkai
- Theinternational journal of sustainable development and world ecology 2018 v.25 no.5 pp. 396-402
- endpoint indicator, risk, risk characterization, risk managers, risk reduction
- Urban ecological risk characterization is the final step in risk assessment and an important foundation upon which risk managers build risk aversion, risk control, and emergency handling strategies. In this study, we reviewed present risk characterization methods and proposed a multi-level characterization method for the assessment of urban ecological risks. The new characterization method consists of four elements: urban ecological risk sources, risk source probabilities, assessment endpoint indicators, and assessment endpoint indicator probabilities. Using this method, results of risk assessments can be organized into different levels of detail to meet different risk management goals.