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Life and the five biological laws. Lessons for global change models and sustainability
Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Baldocchi, Dennis (University of California at Berkeley. Department of Environmental Science)

Date: 2019
Abstract: Life on Earth is the result of a continuous accumulation of information by combination and innovation using endo- (inside the organism) and exosomatic (outside the organism) energy. Sustenance occurs through cycles of life and death. We here define five life laws for these vital processes. These processes cannot exceed natural limits of size and rates because they are constrained by space, matter and energy; biology builds on what is possible within these physicochemical limits. Learning from the way nature deals with the accumulation of information, the limits of size and the rates at which life can acquire and expend energy and resources for maintenance, growth and competition will help us to model and manage our environmental future and sustainability.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/610028
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CGL2016-79835-P
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/2017/SGR-1005
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: Physical ecology ; Information ; Combination ; Innovation ; Endosomatic energy ; Exosomatic energy ; Discontinuous destruction ; Energy flow ; Natural limits ; Learning from nature ; Environmental management
Published in: Ecological complexity, Vol. 38 (April 2019) , p. 11-14, ISSN 1476-945X

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2019.02.001


Available from: 2021-04-30
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