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Hierarchy: Perspectives for Ecological Complexity

T. F. H. Allen and Thomas B. Starr

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226489544
eISBN:
9780226489711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226489711.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Complexity is all around us now to the point where practitioners across many fields must engage with it. But complexity comes with uncertainty, ambiguity and contradiction that makes it arcane on ... More


The Janus-Faced Holon

T.F.H. Allen and Thomas B. Starr

in Hierarchy: Perspectives for Ecological Complexity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226489544
eISBN:
9780226489711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226489711.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Hierarchies are occupied by holons at levels. Koestler’s concept of the holon invokes a part-whole duality, that raises contradictions. The holon is the surface that integrates the environment for ... More


The Self-Replicating Hierarchy

T.F.H. Allen and Thomas B. Starr

in Hierarchy: Perspectives for Ecological Complexity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226489544
eISBN:
9780226489711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226489711.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Self-replication at levels stabilizes whole hierarchies. Chromosomal modification changes the relaxation time of genetics, affecting the rates of evolution. There is a temporal hierarchy that ... More


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