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Quantifying Environmental Impact Assessments Using Fuzzy Logic / Edition 1

Quantifying Environmental Impact Assessments Using Fuzzy Logic / Edition 1

by Richard B Shepard Richard B Shepard
ISBN-10:
0387243984
ISBN-13:
9780387243986
Pub. Date:
06/23/2005
Publisher:
Springer New York
ISBN-10:
0387243984
ISBN-13:
9780387243986
Pub. Date:
06/23/2005
Publisher:
Springer New York
Quantifying Environmental Impact Assessments Using Fuzzy Logic / Edition 1

Quantifying Environmental Impact Assessments Using Fuzzy Logic / Edition 1

by Richard B Shepard Richard B Shepard

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Overview

Fuzzy logic enables people preparing environmental impact statements to quantify complex environmental, economic and social conditions. This reduces the time and cost of assessments, while producing justifiable results.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387243986
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 06/23/2005
Series: Springer Series on Environmental Management
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Richard B. Shepard, Ph.D., is President of Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc.

Table of Contents

The Traditional Approach.- General Principles.- Scoping.- Baseline Conditions.- Alternatives.- Impact Assessment.- Writing the Impact Statement.- The Modern Approach.- Moving to the New Paradigm.- to Fuzzy Sets and Logic.- Environmental Conditions.- Impact Inference and Assessment.- Multi-Objective, Multi-Criteria Decision-Making.- Application.- Scoping.- Baseline Environment.- Project Alternatives.- Results and Conclusions.

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