The Network Challenge (Chapter 6): Biological Networks: Rainforests, Coral Reefs, and the Galapagos…

Kobo ebook | May 19, 2009

bySonia Kleindorfer, James G. Mitchell

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Biology remains the most extensive and complex information network on the planet. This chapter examines the nature of biological networks, including their inherent stability and risks to their resilience. After a general introduction exploring networks and biological systems, this chapter reviews (1) the evolution of biological networks; (2) principles that govern biological networks; and (3) measures of stability, productivity, and efficiency in biological networks. The authors use examples from food (energy) transfer in rainforests and coral reefs, as well as the creation of a biological network through colonization in Darwin’s Finches of the Galapagos Islands. Research shows that while large biological networks are inherently unstable, some are more stable than others.

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Biology remains the most extensive and complex information network on the planet. This chapter examines the nature of biological networks, including their inherent stability and risks to their resilience. After a general introduction exploring networks and biological systems, this chapter reviews (1) the evolution of biological network...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 19, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0137015356

ISBN - 13:9780137015351

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