Ecosystems emerging: 1. conservation

@inproceedings{Patten1997EcosystemsE1,
  title={Ecosystems emerging: 1. conservation},
  author={Bernard C. Patten and Milan Stra{\vs}kraba and Sven Erik J{\o}rgensen},
  year={1997}
}
This second paper in the series on Ecosystems Emerging treats some properties of ecosystems derivable from the single elementary principle of conservation. These go beyond the mere balancing out of the matter and forces of nature. A brief sketch of a conservationless world is given, followed by an elementary background review of energy, matter and information. The main conservative quantities are matter, energy, momentum and electric charge. The difference between sun and earth surface… CONTINUE READING

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