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On the Origins and Dynamics of Biodiversity The Role of Chance

By: Alain Pavé
178 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer Nature
On the Origins and Dynamics of Biodiversity
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  • On the Origins and Dynamics of Biodiversity ISBN: 9781441962430 Hardback Sep 2010 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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What are the origins of chance? Although its existence has long been accepted as a fact, the theory of probability only allows an examination of the random events produced by chance without enabling a determination of what creates it - and this despite the knowledge that living systems need chance to survive.

This book identifies two origins - one external, coming from the environment, and the other, internal, produced by biological mechanisms that are molecular as well as cellular, demographic and ecological. By examining biodiversity at all scales and all levels, the author seeks to evaluate the breadth of knowledge on this subject, to propose an integrated look at living things and to assess the role of chance in the dynamics of biodiversity.


Table of Contents.- Forward.- Introduction.- Questioning Chance.- Chance in Living Systems.- Lessons for Managing Living Systems.- The Contribution of Models and Modelling: Some Examples.- Biodiversity and Ecological Theories.- Evaluating Biodiversity: The Example of French Guiana.- Conclusion.- Index.

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By: Alain Pavé
178 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer Nature
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