Submitted to: Journal of Environmental Quality
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/26/2008
Publication Date: 6/12/2008
Citation: Karlen, D.L. 2008. Book Review of Sustainability Indicators: A Scientific Assessment. Journal of Environmental Quality. 37:1663. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The book entitled "Sustainability Indicators: A Scientific Assessment," which was a product of a multi-location research effort and workshoip held in Prague Czech Republic, is reviewed for readers of the Journal of Enviromental Quality (JEQ). The overview and chapters on biodiversity indicators and the DPSIR (driving force, pressure, state, impacts, and response) framework used by the European Environmental Agency (EEA) will be of most interest to JEQ readers. The most important message from this book is that sustainability indicators are scientifically supportable and can be applied nationally to make international comparisons of progress toward sustainability goals and targets.