Contributions to Theoretical Ecology

  • Wilfried Wolff
  • Carl-Johannes Soeder
  • Friedhelm R. Drepper

Part of the Research Reports in Physics book series (RESREPORTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. Bugge Christiansen
      Pages 40-59
    3. G. Duchateau, J. A. Meyer, P Tarroux, P. Vincens, G. Weisbuch
      Pages 69-76
    4. H.-P. Schwefel
      Pages 95-100
  3. Marine and Lake Ecodynamics

  4. Ecosystems Analysis

  5. Forest Ecosystems

  6. Modelling Approaches

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 351-354

About these proceedings


Given the problems of the environment in relation to the ever-growing civi­ lization activities of man, it is not surprising that in recent years more and more related data have been collected, phenomena have been observed and concerns have been expressed. The ecological systems of man's environment react to the impact of these civilization activities. In fact, quite often these reactions occur as shocks and surprises. Acid rain and the related forest die backs are but one example. Ecological systems consist of many compo­ nents and their dynamics is thus complex. The study of complexity is the underlying theme for work at KFA Jiilich. A major part of this work concerns the physics of condensed matter, including polymers, spin glasses, surfaces and layers. Another part relates to micro­ electronics in the submicrometre range in its relation to the design of vector and parallel computers. Supercomputing characterizes this search for the understanding of complexity further. But equally the work on the chemistry of the atmosphere, radio agronomy, biotechnology and research on informa­ tion processing on the molecular level must also be mentioned. To make the picture complete, at KFA Jiilich work on reactor technology, fusion research and energy systems of course continues. These are complex systems too.


carbon dioxide climate ecology ecosystem environment evolution forest lake plankton population dynamics theoretical ecology toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Wilfried Wolff
    • 1
  • Carl-Johannes Soeder
    • 1
  • Friedhelm R. Drepper
    • 1
  1. 1.Kernforschungsanlage JülichJülichFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73955-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73953-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0939-7426
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