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Merging of organismal and ecological physiology

David M. Wilkinson

in Fundamental Processes in Ecology: An earth systems approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568469
eISBN:
9780191717611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568469.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

All organisms modify their environment to some extent. Daisyworld models illustrate the theoretical possibility that these modifications could lead to planetary regulation for life friendly ... More


Models and Geophysiological Hypotheses

Arthur C. Petersen

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter reformulates the homeostatic Gaia hypothesis as belonging to a class of “geophysiological hypotheses” that postulate global homeostasis of environmental quantities by the biota, since ... More


Daisyworld Homeostasis and the Earth System

S. L. Weber and J. M. Robinson

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0022
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines the Daisyworld model’s steady-state solution with emphasis on the mechanisms that stabilize the system. This shows that, to a large extent, the model’s formulations decouple the ... More


Salvaging the Daisyworld Parable under the Dynamic Area Fraction Framework

K. M. Nordstrom, V. K. Gupta, and T. N. Chase

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0023
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter constructs a new version of the Daisyworld model based on local heat balances, using the simple heat transport parameterization of Budyko. This Dynamic Area Fraction model (DAFM) ... More


Climate and the Amazon—a Gaian System?

Peter Bunyard

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0031
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter focuses on models, such as Daisyworld, that support life’s geophysiological role, that tend to be simplistic and can be dismissed on the grounds that they come nowhere near the ... More


James Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis: Archetypical Visionary

Sébastien Dutreuil

in Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226569871
eISBN:
9780226570075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570075.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

After a career as a chemist and engineer, James Lovelock proposed the Gaia hypothesis in the 1970s with Lynn Margulis, a biologist. The hypothesis highlights the important influence that living ... More


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