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A Tentative Pattern of Ecosystem Theories

  • Sven Erik Jørgensen
Part of the Ecology & Environment book series (ECOLEN, volume 3)

Abstract

The properties of ecosystems can be revealed only by the use of a pluralistic view. It is therefore not surprising that there are many different ecosystem theories presented in this volume. It is, on the other hand, necessary to try to unite the theories and examine them for contradictions or to try to see if they form a pattern that can be used to give a better understanding of the nature of ecosystems and to solve global environmental problems.

Keywords

Thermodynamic Equilibrium Entropy Production Ecosystem Dynamic Biological Component Ecosystem Property 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven Erik Jørgensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Danish School of PharmacySection for Environmental ChemistryCopenhagenDenmark

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