WIT Press

Environmental Indices: Systems Approach And Application

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970621

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

897 kb

Author(s)

Yu. A. Pykh & I.G. Malkina-Pykh

Abstract

Method for the development of environmental indices is described in the article. This method called "method of response functions" (MRF) has been used already successfully for the creation of the models of various ecological processes. A new application of the well- known method is proposed for the development of environmental indices. The method allows to present the state of the environment in the form of environmental indices acceptable for decision-making. 1. Introduction In the last decade a lot of different national and international scientific and political organizations pay special attention to the problem of various types of environmental indices and indicators. The most complete reviews on the subject in general and existing approaches are presented in the articles, e.g. Hammond [

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