Connectivity and catastrophe-towards a general theory of evolution

@inproceedings{GreenConnectivityAC,
  title={Connectivity and catastrophe-towards a general theory of evolution},
  author={David G. Green and David Newth and M. Kirley}
}
Here we show that connectivity and catastrophe play a key role in driving species evolution within a landscape. They also form a special case of a more general process, which occurs widely in natural and artifical systems. In this process, catastrophes cause a temporary phase change in the connectivity of a system. Different mechanisms (selection and variation) predominate in each phase. The system passes through the critical point without being poised there. The “chaotic edge” associated with… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 26 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 34 references

Connectivity and complexity in ecological systems

  • D. G. Green
  • Pacific Conservation Biol .
  • 1994
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

Evolution in complex systems

  • D. G. Green
  • Complex Systems - mechanism of adaptation
  • 1994
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

Pollen evidence for the postglacial origins of Nova Scotia’s forests

  • D. G. Green
  • Can . J . Bot .
  • 1987
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Complexity in ecological systems

  • R. Stonier, Xing Huo Yu, D. G. Green
  • Frontiers of Ecology - Making the Links
  • 1997

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…