(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Goal functions in ecosystem and biosphere evolution

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The A. reviews idea with respect to biosphere and ecosystem goal functions, and to address the issue of whether goal functions are necessary to achieve trends toward increasing ecosystem productivity. The study is motivated by efforts to determine whether evolution at the ecosystem level can be conceptualized as an emergent phenomenon arizing from microscopic natural selection, independent of any a priori assumptions about the goals or direction of evolution


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 32, no1 [pp. 51-64]

Bibliographic references : 48 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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