Evolution: The Missing Ingredient in Systems Ecology

@article{Loehle1988EvolutionTM,
  title={Evolution: The Missing Ingredient in Systems Ecology},
  author={C. Loehle},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1988},
  volume={132},
  pages={884 - 899}
}
  • C. Loehle
  • Published 1988
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
Although applying evolutionary theory to questions about ecosystem structure and function is not simple, it is essential. For example, certain hypotheses of ecosystem optimality seem to require the operation of group selection or coevolution at levels above the individual. Such assumptions should not go untested, and an examination of evolutionary mechanisms in an ecosystem context could lead to new insights. Explaining ecosystem properties that are clearly additive or collective in terms of… Expand
45 Citations
A persistence enhancing propensity account of ecological function to explain ecosystem evolution
  • 23
  • Highly Influenced
Artificial-Life Ecosystems - What are they and what could they become?
  • 20
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF
Limits on ecosystem trophic complexity: insights from ecological network analysis.
  • 69
  • PDF
COMMUNITY AND ECOSYSTEM GENETICS: A CONSEQUENCE OF THE EXTENDED PHENOTYPE
  • 598
  • PDF
Global climate change and the evolutionary ecology of ecosystem functioning
  • O. Schmitz
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 2013
  • 33
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 83 REFERENCES
A Hierarchical Concept of Ecosystems.
  • 1,796
  • PDF
Complementary Models for Ecosystems
  • 270
The new ecology.
  • E. J. Gaboury
  • Medicine
  • Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
  • 1970
  • 25
  • PDF
Chapter 5 – HIERARCHICAL ORGANIZATION OF ECOSYSTEMS
  • 46
  • PDF
An hypothesis on the development of natural communities.
  • R. Ulanowicz
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of theoretical biology
  • 1980
  • 335
Constraints on the Evolution of Mutualisms
  • H. Howe
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1984
  • 205
How to Carry Out the Adaptationist Program?
  • E. Mayr
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1983
  • 545
  • PDF
Systems ecology : an introduction
  • H. Odum
  • Computer Science, Biology
  • 1984
  • 638
A Critical Review of the Models of Group Selection
  • M. Wade
  • Biology
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1978
  • 540
Ecological buffer capacity
  • 161
...
1
2
3
4
5
...