Axiomathes 22 (2):223-230 (2012)

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In this paper I provide a framework—what I refer to as ‘development theory’—for Ulanowicz’s ascendency theory of ecosystem development. Development theory is based in thermodynamics and information theory. A prominent feature of development theory is an understanding of senescence.
Keywords Development  Dissipative structures  Information  Senescence  Thermodynamics
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