Biological homeostasis of the global environment: the parable of Daisyworld

  title={Biological homeostasis of the global environment: the parable of Daisyworld},
  author={Andrew J. Watson and James E. Lovelock},
  journal={Tellus B},
The biota have effected profound changes on the environment of the surface of the earth. [] Key Method It consisted of just two species of daisy ofdifferent colours and was first described by Lovelock (1982). The growth rate of the daisiesdepends on only one environmental variable, temperature, which the daisies in turn modifybecause they absorb different amounts of radiation. Regardless of the details of the interaction,the effect of the daisies is to stabilize the temperature. The result arises because of…

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