Biotic Mechanisms for Supporting Environmental Stability

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
  • Igor E. Reyf
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Abstract

Flows of organic and inorganic carbon in the biosphere—The biosphere as “biotechnology market”—The biota’s threshold of sensitivity to environmental perturbation—The mechanism of biotic regulation and ecological succession—Stabilizing selection as a means to prevent collapse of the biota’s genetic memory—Information flows in the biota and—civilization—Human kind’s possibilities in managing the environment.

Keywords

Biotic community Matter cycle Energy cycle Ecological niche Ecological balance Ecosystemic approach Perturbations in the biosphere Le Chatelier’s principle Biotic regulation Viktor Gorshkov Anastasia Makarieva The biota and the carbon cycle Inorganic carbon Organic synthesis Competition in nature Ecological succession Secondary succession Repair species Genetic memory of the biota Stabilizing selection Discrete species Concept of biotic regulation Information flows in the biota Information flows in society The biota and society Technology and the environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
    • 1
  • Igor E. Reyf
    • 2
  1. 1.Correspondent Member of Russian Academy of SciencesDirector of the Water Institute at the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Freelance Journalist/WriterFrankfurt am MainGermany

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