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dc.contributor.authorCropp, Rogeren_US
dc.contributor.authorGabric, Alberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:27:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:27:27Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-21T06:46:27Z
dc.identifier.issn00129658en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1890/0012-9658(2002)083[2019:EADEMR]2.0.CO;2en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6737
dc.description.abstractThe response of an ecological system to perturbation can be described in terms of its resilience, essentially a measure of the time the system takes to return to its prior state. The resilience of an ecosystem is the result of interactions of the biota and their environment and will therefore change as the biota evolve and environmental conditions change. Ecological systems exist within the constraints of thermodynamic laws that prescribe the transfer of energy. Ecologically defined "thermodynamic imperatives," such as entropy, exergy, and ascendency, provide whole-ecosystem selection pressures that constrain the evolution of individuals within an ecosystem in addition to the selection pressures of individual evolution. The essence of these whole-ecosystem selection pressures may be captured by metrics. We have used a "genetic algorithm" to optimize these metrics, simulating the adaptation of a model ecosystem biota. Our simulations suggest the hypothesis that, within the constraints of the external environment and the genetic potential of their constituent biota, ecosystems will evolve to the state most resilient to perturbation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEcological Society of Americaen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://esapubs.org/esapubs/journals/ecology.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2019en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2026en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume83en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode270799en_US
dc.titleEcosystem adaptation: Do ecosystems maximise resilience?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2002 Ecological Society of America. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2002
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