Title: Development of a decision support tool for analysing the avian conservation measures in semi-arid region
Authors: Mugdha Singh; Sunil Pratap Singh; A.K. Sinha; Preetvanti Singh
Addresses: Faculty of Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, India ' Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Computer Applications and Management, New Delhi, India ' Faculty of Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, India ' Faculty of Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, India
Abstract: Conservation of Aves has become a great concern for researchers because of their scientific and environmental significance. However, this is a complex decision-making problem as it includes monitoring the birds, determining the reasons for decline in bird species, and devising conservation strategies. This paper documents the design and development of an intelligent decision support tool, to analyse the avian diversity and then suggests decision measures for effective conservation and management of avian fauna in a semi-arid region. The framework of the system involves measuring and mapping the biodiversity, analysing the avian diversity, identifying and analysing the threats, and formulating conservation and management strategies.
Keywords: avian diversity; decision support system; DSS; intelligent decision-making; conservation; management.
International Journal of Decision Support Systems, 2018 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.19 - 52
Received: 04 Sep 2017
Accepted: 10 Mar 2018
Published online: 17 Aug 2018 *