Vichi, Marcello (2002) Predictability studies of coastal marine ecosystem behavior. PhD, Universität Oldenburg.

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From the introduction: Starting from the consideration that marine ecosystem behavior appears unpredictable, our scientific interest is to understand what are the intrinsic reasons of this apparent unpredictability. Without involving into strictly philosophical grounds, the unpredictability of marine ecosystems is generally connected to the existence of emergent properties in natural systems, indicating with this term that systems behavior that cannot be obtained from the simple superposition of separate processes. These concepts entered marine ecology in the last 25 years, when “Systems Ecology” became an important branch of biological oceanography since the fundamental text of Odum (1983). Since then, the holistic view on the ecosystem behavior has evolved, considering community and population processes as a “continuum of functional responses to changing conditions” over a wide range of time scales (Pomeroy et al., 1988).

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: [Keine Schlagwörter von Autor/in vergeben.]
Controlled Keywords: [Keine Schlagwörter von Author/in vergeben.]
Subjects: Science and mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Science > Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences (IBU)
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2013 14:16
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2013 14:24
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-3381

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