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Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems, Craig R. Allen and C.S. Holling, editors

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Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems
Title
Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems
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Craig R. Allen and C.S. Holling, editors
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eng
Summary
Following the publication of C.S. Holling's seminal work on the relationship between animal body mass patterns and scale-specific landscape structure, ecologists began to explore the theoretical and applied consequences of discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems. Are ecosystems and their components continuously distributed and do they adhere to scaling laws, or are they discontinuous and more complex than early models would have us believe? The resulting propositions over the structure of complex systems sparked an ongoing debate regarding the mechanisms generating discontinuities and the statistical methods used for their detection. This volume takes the view that ecosystems and other complex systems are inherently discontinuous and that such fields as ecology, economics, and urban studies greatly benefit from this paradigm shift. Contributors present evidence of the ubiquity of discontinuous distributions in ecological and social systems and how their analysis provides insight into complex phenomena. The book is divided into three sections. The first focuses on background material and contrasting views concerning the discontinuous organization of complex systems. The second discusses discontinuous patterns detected in a number of different systems and methods for detecting them, and the third touches on the potential significance of discontinuities in complex systems. Science is still dominated by a focus on power laws, but the contributors to this volume are convinced power laws often mask the interesting dynamics of systems and that those dynamics are best revealed by investigating deviations from assumed power law distributions. In 2008, a grand conference on resilience was held in Stockholm, hosting 600 participants from around the world. There are now three big centers established with resilience, the most recent one being the Stockholm Resilience Center, with others in Australia (an international coral reef center), Arizona St
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index present
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In English
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Allen, Craig R
  • Holling, C. S
Series statement
Complexity in ecological systems series
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  • Ecology
  • Discontinuous groups
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Discontinuous groups
  • Ecology
  • Ökosystem
  • Diskontinuität
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Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems, Craig R. Allen and C.S. Holling, editors
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-263) and index
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online resource
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Contents
  • PART 2. PATTERNS
  • 5. Patterns of Landscape Structure, Discontinuity, Mammal Phylogeny, and Body Size
  • 6. Biophysical Discontinuities in the Everglades Ecosystem
  • 7. Discontinuities in the Geo graph i cal Range Size of North American Birds and Butterflies
  • 8. Discontinuities in Urban Systems
  • 9. Evaluating the Textural Discontinuity Hypothesis
  • PART 3. CONSEQUENCES
  • 10. Dynamic Discontinuities in Ecologic- Economic Systems
  • 11. The Ecological Significance of Discontinuities in Body- Mass Distributions
  • 12. Cross- Scale Structure and the Generation of Innovation and Novelty in Discontinuous Complex Systems
  • Frontmatter
  • References
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • CONTENTS
  • Preface
  • PART 1. BACKGROUND
  • 1. Panarchies and Discontinuities
  • 2. Self- organization and Discontinuities in Ecosystems
  • 3. Discontinuity, Multimodality, and the Evolution of Pattern
  • 4. Discontinuities in Body- Size Distributions
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9780231516822
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JSTOR
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10.7312/alle14444
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(OCoLC)647360207
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Label
Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems, Craig R. Allen and C.S. Holling, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-263) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART 2. PATTERNS
  • 5. Patterns of Landscape Structure, Discontinuity, Mammal Phylogeny, and Body Size
  • 6. Biophysical Discontinuities in the Everglades Ecosystem
  • 7. Discontinuities in the Geo graph i cal Range Size of North American Birds and Butterflies
  • 8. Discontinuities in Urban Systems
  • 9. Evaluating the Textural Discontinuity Hypothesis
  • PART 3. CONSEQUENCES
  • 10. Dynamic Discontinuities in Ecologic- Economic Systems
  • 11. The Ecological Significance of Discontinuities in Body- Mass Distributions
  • 12. Cross- Scale Structure and the Generation of Innovation and Novelty in Discontinuous Complex Systems
  • Frontmatter
  • References
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • CONTENTS
  • Preface
  • PART 1. BACKGROUND
  • 1. Panarchies and Discontinuities
  • 2. Self- organization and Discontinuities in Ecosystems
  • 3. Discontinuity, Multimodality, and the Evolution of Pattern
  • 4. Discontinuities in Body- Size Distributions
Control code
ocn647360207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231516822
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/alle14444
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt271xvv
  • a4f0ec20-7d80-477a-8eff-74d33109c107
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647360207
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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