Proposal for Studying an Environmental 'Zoo'

Fiering, M.B. (1973) Proposal for Studying an Environmental 'Zoo'. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, WP-73-019

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Abstract

Two major features of ecosystems are (i) environmental pollution due to significant random accidents which disturb homeostasis, and (ii) the slow rate of recovery from such accidents. We should consider a "zoo" from which it would be feasible to re-seed damaged ecosystems with organisms of appropriate types, in numbers sufficient to trigger rapid recovery of homeostasis (or "ecolibrium"); the zoo would function as an ecological flywheel. We consider a water resource system.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:40
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2016 17:01
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/28

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