Gaia: The living Earth

  title={Gaia: The living Earth},
  author={J. Lovelock},
Organisms and their environment evolve as a single, self-regulating system. 
Evolutionary Biology and Chemical Geology: A Timely Marriage
  • P. Cintas
  • Biology, Geology
  • Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology
  • 2004
New insights are obtained into environmental and physicochemical factors that participate with selection in a synergic way that put order to the bewildering range of genotypes and morphologies found in living organisms and place evolution in a planetary context where biology, geology, and chemistry can easily be integrated. Expand
Gaia and her microbiome.
  • J. Stolz
  • Biology, Medicine
  • FEMS microbiology ecology
  • 2017
The discoveries of conductive pili and cable bacteria have demonstrated that microbes transfer electrons to and from external sources, sometimes over significant distances, while research on quorum sensing and the plethora of microbial volatile organic substances have provided new insights into how microbes communicate, expanding understanding how Gaia could actually work. Expand
Beyond planetary-scale feedback self-regulation: Gaia as an autopoietic system
This work considers the characterization of biological systems as autopoietic systems (causally organized to self-produce through metabolic closure) and asks whether the Gaia hypothesis is a tractable question from this standpoint and identifies the formation of self-producing organizations within the reaction network. Expand
A qualitative study of selected micro-organisms in geophagic soil from Qwa-Qwa
Thesis (M. Tech.(Biomedical Technology)) - Central University of technology, Free State, 2011
More than planetary-scale feedback self-regulation : 1 A Biological-centred approach to the Gaia Hypothesis 2 3
12 Recent appraisals of the Gaia theory tend to focus on the claim that planetary life is a cybernetic 13 regulator that would self-regulate Earth’s chemistry composition and climate dynamics,Expand
Gaia's Handmaidens: the Orlog Model for Conservation Biology
Abstract:  The Gaia hypothesis, which proposes that Earth's biota and material environment form a self-regulating system, has been influential in conservation biology, but it has not translated intoExpand
The cytomatrix as a cooperative system of macromolecular and water networks.
This chapter describes some prominent concepts of organized cell water, including vicinal water network theory, the association‐induction hypothesis, wave‐cluster theory, phase‐gel transition theories, and theories of low‐ and high‐density water polymorphs. Expand
Life is determined by its environment
Following the course of vertebrate physiology from its unicellular origins instead of its overt phenotypic appearances and functional associations provides a robust, predictive picture for the means by which complex physiology evolved from unice cellular organisms. Expand
Mosaic, self-similarity logic and biological attraction principles
The aim of the present paper is to indicate a possible course of this passage of living matter from its origins up to the present day and suggest how today’s complexity has been reached by living organisms. Expand