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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 797814, 7 pages
Research Article

Assessment Model of Ecoenvironmental Vulnerability Based on Improved Entropy Weight Method

1College of Water Resources, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou 450045, China
2Yellow River Institute of Hydraulic Research, Zhengzhou 450003, China

Received 27 May 2014; Accepted 2 July 2014; Published 15 July 2014

Academic Editor: Wei Wan

Copyright © 2014 Xianqi Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Assessment of ecoenvironmental vulnerability plays an important role in the guidance of regional planning, the construction and protection of ecological environment, which requires comprehensive consideration on regional resources, environment, ecology, society and other factors. Based on the driving mechanism and evolution characteristics of ecoenvironmental vulnerability in cold and arid regions of China, a novel evaluation index system on ecoenvironmental vulnerability is proposed in this paper. For the disadvantages of conventional entropy weight method, an improved entropy weight assessment model on ecoenvironmental vulnerability is developed and applied to evaluate the ecoenvironmental vulnerability in western Jilin Province of China. The assessing results indicate that the model is suitable for ecoenvironmental vulnerability assessment, and it shows more reasonable evaluation criterion, more distinct insights and satisfactory results combined with the practical conditions. The model can provide a new method for regional ecoenvironmental vulnerability evaluation.