Quantifying Environmental Impact Assessments Using Fuzzy Logic / Edition 1

Quantifying Environmental Impact Assessments Using Fuzzy Logic / Edition 1

by Richard B. Shepard
ISBN-10:
0387243984
ISBN-13:
9780387243986
Pub. Date:
06/23/2005
Publisher:
Springer New York

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Overview

Quantifying Environmental Impact Assessments Using Fuzzy Logic / Edition 1

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.

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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