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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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: 27 Aug 2021 17:07

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