Ecophysics reload—exploring applications of theoretical physics in macroecology : научное издание


Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2020

Идентификатор DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109032

Ключевые слова: Biodiversity; Ecosystems; Maximum entropy methods; Quantum theory; Dark diversity; Ecological uncertainty; Emergent patterns; Species distributions; Trait distribution; Population distribution; biodiversity; biogeography; community ecology; macroecology; population distribution; species diversity; theoretical study; uncertainty analysis

Аннотация: Physics and ecology focus on different domains of nature and have developed under distinct scientific paradigms. Still, both share critical features, such as dealing with systems of irreducible complexity and inherent uncertainty at a fundamental level. Physics has embraced such complexity earlier and has devised robust analytical Показать полностьюapproaches to describe general principles of its systems, a path that ecosystem ecology has tracked, but organism-based ecology has only started to. Here, we outline approaches from physics – from classical to quantum mechanics – to address ecological questions that deal with emergent patterns of biodiversity, such as species’ distribution, niche, and trait variation, which are of particular interest to community ecology, biogeography, and macroecology. These approaches can be further extended, which would provide these fields with a rationale common to other scientific fields within and outside ecology. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.

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Журнал: Ecological Modelling

Выпуск журнала: Vol. 424

Номера страниц: 109032

ISSN журнала: 03043800

Издатель: Elsevier B.V.


  • Gouveia S.F. (Department of Ecology, Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil)
  • Rubalcaba J.G. (Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, United States)
  • Soukhovolsky V. (V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation)
  • Tarasova O. (Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation)
  • Barbosa A.M. (Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University Évora (CIBIO/InBIO-UE), Évora, Portugal)
  • Real R. (Biogeography, Diversity and Conservation Research Team, Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain)

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