Trends in entropy production during ecosystem development in the Amazon Basin.

@article{Holdaway2010TrendsIE,
  title={Trends in entropy production during ecosystem development in the Amazon Basin.},
  author={Robert J. Holdaway and Ashley D. Sparrow and David Anthony Coomes},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={365 1545},
  pages={1437-47}
}
Understanding successional trends in energy and matter exchange across the ecosystem-atmosphere boundary layer is an essential focus in ecological research; however, a general theory describing the observed pattern remains elusive. This paper examines whether the principle of maximum entropy production could provide the solution. A general framework is developed for calculating entropy production using data from terrestrial eddy covariance and micrometeorological studies. We apply this… CONTINUE READING