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Sustainability and Resources Assessment, A Case Study of Soil Resources in the United States [NOOK Book]

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Assessment of environmental condition is critical to wise management and policy decisions. However, for some concerns such as sustainability, it is difficult to assess environmental condition because it involves disparate social objectives and an understanding of complex ecological systems. Here, a general framework is proposed to examine sustainability of environmental resources in objective, measurable ways. By using soil quality as an ...
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Sustainability and Resources Assessment, A Case Study of Soil Resources in the United States

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Overview

Assessment of environmental condition is critical to wise management and policy decisions. However, for some concerns such as sustainability, it is difficult to assess environmental condition because it involves disparate social objectives and an understanding of complex ecological systems. Here, a general framework is proposed to examine sustainability of environmental resources in objective, measurable ways. By using soil quality as an example, sustainability research is taken beyond theory and into application.

Sustainability depends on the quality of resource endowment. Endowment of a natural resource can be modeled as an index of quality to assess the degree of sustainable management. This index, consisting of the most important identifying characteristics of the resource, is placed into a dynamic model of production to determine how resource use affects three different versions of sustainability. The economic, social, and environmental impacts are identified for each sustainability requirement, and the long-term path of resource quality is evaluated.

The results of this study can be used to help determine which soils need to be protected, identify tradeoffs between conservation and nitrate leaching as erosion occurs, show how risk and uncertainty affect soil conservation decisions, and provide other information helpful to policy makers dealing with soil management. Additionally, the methods used here can be useful to evaluate other, more complex natural resources such as forest health.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013016675
  • Publisher: 1001 Property Solutions LLC
  • Publication date: 8/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 58 KB

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