David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Acta Biotheoretica 54 (1):43-53 (2006)
The image of a ball rolling along a series of hills and valleys is an effective heuristic by which to communicate stability concepts in ecology. However, the dynamics of this landscape model have little to do with ecological systems. Other landscape representations, however, are possible. These include the particle on an energy landscape, the potential landscape, and the Lyapunov function landscape. I discuss the dynamics that these representations admit, and the application of each to ecological modeling and the analysis and representation of stability.
|Keywords||Philosophy Philosophy of Biology Evolutionary Biology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ian Thompson (2000). Sources of Values in the Environmental Design Professions: The Case of Landscape Architecture. Ethics, Place and Environment 3 (2):203 – 219.
Bai-Lian Li (2002). A Theoretical Framework of Ecological Phase Transitions for Characterizing Tree-Grass Dynamics. Acta Biotheoretica 50 (3):141-154.
Jonathan Kaplan (2008). The End of the Adaptive Landscape Metaphor? Biology and Philosophy 23 (5):625-638.
James Justus (2005). Qualitative Scientific Modeling and Loop Analysis. Philosophy of Science 72 (5):1272-1286.
John Lemons (1981). Cooperation and Stability as a Basis for Environmental Ethics. Environmental Ethics 3 (3):219-230.
Jay Odenbaugh (2001). Ecological Stability, Model Building, and Environmental Policy: A Reply to Some of the Pessimism. Philosophy of Science 68 (S1):S493-.
Gordon G. Brittan Jr (2001). Wind, Energy, Landscape: Reconciling Nature and Technology. Philosophy and Geography 4 (2):169 – 184.
James Justus (2008). Ecological and Lyapunov Stability. Philosophy of Science 75 (4):421-436.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads19 ( #189,967 of 1,792,850 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #282,371 of 1,792,850 )
How can I increase my downloads?