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The Physical Basis of Ecological Goal Functions — An Integrative Discussion

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The preceding articles have illuminated many different aspects of the scientific orientor and goal function principles. They have analyzed different optimizational approaches, and they have successfully illustrated the evidence of general developmental ecosystem tendencies. Therefore, some important pieces of mosaic, depicting parts of the aspired theoretical pattern have been covered. These elements will be used as starting points for the following summaries and interpretations. In order to gain the necessary overview of the elements, a short review of the papers will be helpful to introduce the subsequent argumentation.

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  • Entropy Production
  • Physical Basis
  • Goal Function
  • Ecosystem Property
  • Creative Destruction

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Müller, F., Fath, B. (1998). The Physical Basis of Ecological Goal Functions — An Integrative Discussion. In: Müller, F., Leupelt, M. (eds) Eco Targets, Goal Functions, and Orientors. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58769-6_17

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