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By Sven Erik Jørgensen; Brian Fath; Simone Bastianoni; Joao C. Marques; Felix Muller; S. Nors Nielsen; Bernard D. Patten; Enzo Tiezzi; Robert E. Ulanowicz

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A New Ecology offers an atmosphere conception according to the subsequent environment houses: actual openness, ontic openness, directionality, connectivity, a posh dynamic for development and improvement, and a posh dynamic reaction to disturbances. each one of those houses is built intimately to teach that those uncomplicated and attribute homes should be utilized to provide an explanation for a large spectrum of ecological obsevations and convections. it's also proven that the homes have program for environmental administration and for evaluate of environment overall healthiness. * Demonstrates an environment idea that may be utilized to give an explanation for ecological observations and principles * offers an atmosphere thought established upon a platforms technique * Discusses an atmosphere thought that's in response to a couple of uncomplicated homes which are attribute for ecosystmes

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23) It is also expressed in the general equation (Odum, 1959, p. 6 kJ/g m the metabolic rate per unit weight W. 3 Intrinsic rate of natural increase against weight for various animals. After Fenchel (1974). Source: Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling by Jørgensen and Bendoricchio. qxd 4/13/2007 12:32 Page 25 Chapter 2: Ecosystems have Openness 25 Similar relationships exist for other animals. The constants in these equations might be slightly different due to differences in shape, but the equations are otherwise the same.

The arguments are taken out of their physical context and extended to biology and eventually—following our purpose of the present book—into ecology. The basic contributions we think of here may be represented by a number of scientists. 1. In the following sections, we will take a more detailed look at a few of these perspectives. From the table it is evident that we deal with quite recent contributions and some noteworthy overlaps in time. It would, of course, be interesting to know if and how these persons have influenced each other, a thing which may become clear only from close, intensive studies of the time development of their works and biographies.

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