Exploring Simple Structural Configurations for Optimal Network Mutualism

Lobanova G & Fath BD (2007). Exploring Simple Structural Configurations for Optimal Network Mutualism. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-07-021

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Abstract

Energy flow is a primary organizing principle in ecological systems, and therefore various aspects of this have been proposed as ecological goal functions [8, 5]. One such goal function considers that the integral utility (direct + indirect) will tend to be positive in well-developed systems [3, 4, 10]. In this research, we investigate several basic network structures to determine the specifc relationship types between compartments and identify those structures that lead to greater quantitative and qualitative utility. This research contributes to the overall discipline of ecological network analysis.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Dynamic Systems (DYN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:40
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 13:43
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/8436

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