Human Microcosms and Space
Designing mesocosms to include people has become a major goal of research in ecological engineering as a prelude to life in space and a means to understand the carrying capacity of the earth for humans. Closed systems for humans were a natural extension of the intellectual study of microcosms, models, and the biosphere. Previous chapters have described the creative genesis and resilience of self-organizing ecosystems in isolation when given materials, energy, and biodiversity. To adapt microcosms to people requires a symbiotic human microculture and technology, in partnership with a compatible mesoecosystem.
KeywordsSolar Cell Life Support Life Support System Complex Ecosystem Simple Symbiosis
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