Volume 6 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines ways to measure human impact on the environment.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 6/10: Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability
Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability presents a thorough and accessible overview of the ways in which sustainability is charted worldwide. Some articles introduce basic concepts, such as quantitative versus qualitative data or the weak versus strong sustainability debate; others examine how indicators in specific areas (climate change and soil conservation, agriculture, and mining) have been applied (or not) to different regions. Research analysts explain the modes and media through which these measurements are broadcast, stressing the importance of developing methods that can be understood by both experts and ordinary citizens. They also examine the process of monitoring, itself a controversial topic affecting national or international policy, law, rules, and regulations.
Below are links to the ten volumes of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability:
Vols. 1–10: The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Vol. 1: The Spirit of Sustainability
Vol. 2: The Business of Sustainability
Vol. 3: The Law and Politics of Sustainability
Vol. 4: Natural Resources and Sustainability
Vol. 5: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability
Vol. 6: Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability
Vol. 7: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability
Vol. 8: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability
Vol. 9: Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability
Vol. 10: The Future of Sustainability
Daniel S. Fogel, Wake Forest University, Lisa M. Butler Harrington, Kansas State University, Sarah E. Fredericks, University of North Texas
Maria Proto, University of Salerno, Patricia Wouters, University of Dundee
|Series Editorial Board|
Ashok Khosla, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Christine Loh, Civic Exchange, Hong Kong; Under Secretary for the Environment, Daniel M. Kammen, University of California, Berkeley, Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute, Luis Gomez-Echeverri, United Nations Development Programme, Ray C. Anderson, Interface, Inc
|Series Advisory Board|
Brent M. Haddad, University of California, Santa Cruz, Cheryl Oakes, Duke University, Eric T. Freyfogle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Summing up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.
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For general readers, students (high school and above), and professionals seeking summaries of issues in a convenient format, this … contains articles pertaining to the concepts, theories, and practicalities connected with sustainability science, regulatory compliance, risk assessment, systems thinking, energy labeling, global strategies, indicator scales and indexes, biological indicators of various types, methods of displaying results, and research measurement and tools.