Ecology, the Ascendent Perspective

✿ [EPUB] ✷ Ecology, the Ascendent Perspective By Robert E. Ulanowicz ❥ – Ecology, Ulanowicz argues, needs a robust central paradigm, and this book presents one derived from current work in information theory, ecosystem energetics, and complexity theory the result is a theo Ecology, Ulanowicz argues, needs a robust central paradigm, and this book presents one derived from current work in information theory, ecosystem energetics, and complexity theory the result is a theoretical and empirical tool kit better able to measure the developmental status of any living communityRanging widely to explore critical issues in the history of science order, causality, progress, laws Ulanowicz sets forth a coherent theoretical framework for ecology He demonstrates that mechanical models can capture behavior of relatively simple, isolated populations, but fail to explain the rich, complex, Ecology, the PDF or and sometimes unpredictable mix of order and disorder that characterizes larger systemsA challenge to existing Newtonian and Darwinian paradigms, this book suggests ways to bring ecology from the fringes to the center of science.Ecology, the Ascendent Perspective

Robert Edward Ulanowicz is an American theoretical ecologist and philosopher of Polish descent who is best known for his search for a unified theory of ecologyHe was born September , in Balti, MarylandHe served as Professor of Theoretical Ecology at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland until his retirement in Ulanowicz received both his BS and PhD in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in and , respectivelyDr Ulanowicz currently resides in Gainesville, FloridaUlanowicz uses techniques Ecology, the PDF or from information theory and thermodynamics to study the organization of flows of energy and nutrients within ecosystems Although his ideas have been primarily applied in ecology, many of his concepts are abstract and have been applied to other areas in which flow networks arise, such as economicsThough Ulanowicz began his career with substantial successes in modeling of ecological systems using differential equations, he soon reached the limits of this approach citation needed Realizing that any ecosystem is a complex system, he decided to move away from what he saw as the inappropriate use of a reductionist approach, and instead began to work towards development of theoretical measures of the ecosystem as a whole, such as ascendencyUlanowicz has authored or co authored over a hundred articles in theoretical ecology and related areas of philosophy, especially those dealing with autocatalysis and causality He has authored three books to date A Third Window Natural Life Beyond Newton and Darwin, Templeton Foundation Press ISBN X Ecology The Ascendant Perspective, Columbia University Press ISBN Written for ageneral audience Growth and Development Ecosystems phenomenology, Springer ISBN Atechnical exposition of Ulanowicz s ideasWhile living in Maryland, Ulanowicz took up a hobby of cultivating and casually breeding cold hardy palm trees he drew attention for a Windmill palm on Solomons Island that grew taller than the one story building it was planted outsideUlanowicz was named the recipient of the Ilya Prigogine Medal for outstanding research in ecological systems He participated in the Stock Exchange of Visions project in Ulanowicz was a featured speaker at the Ill STOQ International Conference entitled Biological Evolution Facts and Theories, which discussed the impacts and effects of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles DarwinSource.

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  • Paperback
  • 222 pages
  • Ecology, the Ascendent Perspective
  • Robert E. Ulanowicz
  • English
  • 28 September 2018
  • 023110829X

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