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By Sven Erik Jørgensen, Brian Fath, Simone Bastianoni, Joao C. Marques, Felix Muller, S. Nors Nielsen, Bernard D. Patten, Enzo Tiezzi, Robert E. Ulanowicz

A New Ecology offers an atmosphere thought according to the subsequent environment houses: actual openness, ontic openness, directionality, connectivity, a posh dynamic for progress and improvement, and a fancy dynamic reaction to disturbances. every one of those houses is constructed intimately to teach that those uncomplicated and attribute houses may be utilized to provide an explanation for a large spectrum of ecological obsevations and convections. it's also proven that the houses have program for environmental administration and for evaluation of environment future health.

* Demonstrates an environment thought that may be utilized to provide an explanation for ecological observations and rules
* provides an atmosphere idea established upon a structures approach
* Discusses an atmosphere concept that's in response to a number of uncomplicated houses which are attribute for ecosystmes

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Should we attempt to further explain ontic openness very briefly (which is impossible) we would start with openness, and turn the attention to another related word like open-minded. We normally use this word to designate a person that is willing to try out new things, accept novel ideas, maybe a visionary person who is able to think that the world could be different, that matters may be interdependent in other ways than in which we normally think. Many scientists make their breakthrough thanks to such mental openness.

This is in accordance with Ostwald (1931): life without the input of free energy is not possible. An average energy flow of approximately 1017 W by solar radiation ensures the maintenance of life on earth. The surface temperature of the sun is 5800 K and of the earth on average approximately 280 K. 15) corresponding to 1 W/m2 K. Prigogine uses the term dissipative structure to denote self-organizing systems, thereby indicating that such systems dissipate energy (produce entropy) for the maintenance of their organization (order).

We may expect to bring extra dry socks to use after one incident, an unexpected event. How many persons will be able to foresee exactly how many pairs to bring? Or in other cases we may return with unused socks but found that we needed extra shirts instead. Any of us will know that it is eventually not possible to make such a detailed plan. In fact, one could have chosen another title to the present chapter: “anything may— but does not—happen”. Of which the first part deals with, as we shall see in the following sections, the enormous number of possibilities that exist in general and also in biological systems.

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