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Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability by Jiri J Klemes

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Chapter 2

Recent developments in the application of Fisher information to sustainable environmental management

Alejandra González-Mejía, Leisha Vance, Tarsha Eason and Heriberto Cabezas,    US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Assessing sustainability in human and natural systems is often hampered by complex dynamics, timescales, and inherent linkages among the observable properties. Although many indicators have been identified that help classify trends indicating movement toward and away from sustainability, evaluating changes in system behavior requires monitoring multiple variables over time. Therefore, there is great value in methods that can capture the dynamics of multidimensional ...

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