Eco Evolutionary Dynamics

Author: Andrew P. Hendry
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691145431
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In recent years, scientists have realized that evolution can occur on timescales much shorter than the "long lapse of ages" emphasized by Darwin―in fact, evolutionary change is occurring all around us all the time. This book provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to eco-evolutionary dynamics, a cutting-edge new field that seeks to unify evolution and ecology into a common conceptual framework focusing on rapid and dynamic environmental and evolutionary change.

Andrew Hendry covers key aspects of evolution, ecology, and their interactions. Topics range from natural selection, adaptive divergence, ecological speciation, and gene flow to population and community dynamics, ecosystem function, plasticity, and genomics. Hendry evaluates conceptual and methodological approaches, and draws on empirical data from natural populations―including those in human-disturbed environments―to tackle a number of classic and emerging research questions. He also discusses exciting new directions for future research at the intersection of ecology and evolution.

An invaluable guide for students and researchers alike, Eco-evolutionary Dynamics reveals how evolution and ecology interact strongly on short timescales to shape the world we see around us.


The Rhythm Of Economic Chaos Eco Dynamic Evolutionary Economics

Author: Xiaonong Qiu
Publisher: Xiaonong Qiu
ISBN: B005OK4XJ0
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Economic Reality

Since the inception of the industrial revolution, the dazzling complexity of economic phenomena have been fascinating and puzzling many people for years. Markets rise and fall. Fantastic economic growth is often followed by a devastating recession. Oddly enough, order leads to chaos. The market economy seems to have its own rhythm. It is the rhythm of prosperity. It is the rhythm of chaos.

The 17th century speculative frenzy in tulip bulbs propelled the spectacular economic growth. When the tulip bubble burst, so many dreams were destroyed. After nearly a decade of prosperity, the Great Depression struck, causing immense economic destruction. In the mid-1980s, real estate and stock prices in Japan skyrocketed. Then the market crashed, throwing the economy into a decade-long stagnation, known as the Lost Decades.

Not long ago, the Financial Crisis 2008 shocked the world. We all witnessed the scenes of devastation that the financial tsunami left behind. Most recently, the looming debt crisis in Europe and the high unemployment rate in the U.S. cast shadow over future growth.

Fundamental Questions

As the European sovereign debt crisis is lingering and the world economic growth is slowing down, many of us try to make sense out of this complex, seemingly chaotic reality, raising some fundamental questions:

* What is the true nature of the market economy?
* Which force fundamentally drives the motion of the market economy: endogenous economic dynamics or human rationality and some exogenous factors?
* Is there a unified economic theory that integrates major schools of economic thought into a coherent whole?
* What is really the root cause of the Financial Crisis 2008?
* What is the future of the market economy?

So far, these questions either largely remain unanswered or are answered unsatisfactorily. This book attempts to answer these questions and beyond. Given the depth and the magnitude of these questions, economics has been largely rewritten from an unorthodox perspective. Hopefully, the book would call for a profound rethinking of mainstream economics, promote a collaborative research on economic forecasting, and eventually benefit economic development in the world.

What Is Eco-Dynamic-Evolutionary Economics?

The eco-dynamic-evolutionary economics described in this book is a new, distinctive and unified economic synthesis. It is the interdisciplinary study that combines traditional economics, evolution theory, ecology and mathematics to form a coherent whole. It perceives and analyzes economic phenomena from an unconventional perspective, that is, human nature, so as to deepen our fundamental understanding of the nature of the market economy. More importantly, it studies economic dynamics by developing a mathematical framework for building a set of nonlinear dynamic models. These models may be used to simulate complex economic systems at both microeconomic and macroeconomic level.

Despite the unorthodox approach, this economic synthesis is supposed to be a unified economic theory. Theoretically, it does not reject mainstream economics. Instead, it attempts to integrate the mainstream economics, particularly Adam Smith’s free market economy, Keynesian economics as well as the law of demand and the law of supply, into this economic synthesis to form a coherent whole.

The Basic Structure of the Book

This book has two volumes. Volume I basically deals with general concepts and principles regarding the nature of the market economy. Volume II primarily focus on the principles of economic dynamics, dynamic models and their application.

Volume I http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005OK4XJ0
Volume II http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006EE96PQ













Platform Ecosystems Aligning Architecture Governance And Strategy

Author: Amrit Tiwana
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0124080669
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Platform Ecosystems is a hands-on guide that offers a complete roadmap for designing and orchestrating vibrant software platform ecosystems. Unlike software products that are managed, the evolution of ecosystems and their myriad participants must be orchestrated through a thoughtful alignment of architecture and governance.   Whether you are an IT professional or a general manager, you will benefit from this book because platform strategy here lies at the intersection of software architecture and business strategy. It offers actionable tools to develop your own platform strategy, backed by original research, tangible metrics, rich data, and cases. You will learn how architectural choices create organically-evolvable, vibrant ecosystems. You will also learn to apply state-of-the-art research in software engineering, strategy, and evolutionary biology to leverage ecosystem dynamics unique to platforms. Read this book to learn how to:

  • Evolve software products and services into vibrant platform ecosystems
  • Orchestrate platform architecture and governance to sustain competitive advantage
  • Govern platform evolution using a powerful 3-dimensional framework

If you’re ready to transform platform strategy from newspaper gossip and business school theory to real-world competitive advantage, start right here!

  • Understand how architecture and strategy are inseparably intertwined in platform ecosystems
  • Architect future-proof platforms and apps and amplify these choices through governance 
  • Evolve platforms, apps, and entire ecosystems into vibrant successes and spot platform opportunities in almost any―not just IT―industry

The Rhythm Of Economic Chaos Eco Dynamic Evolutionary Economics

Author: Xiaonong Qiu
Publisher: Xiaonong Qiu
ISBN: B006EE96PQ
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This book tells us who we are, what we are doing and where we are going from an economic perspective.

Economic Reality

Since the inception of the industrial revolution, the dazzling complexity of economic phenomena have been fascinating and puzzling many people for years. Markets rise and fall. Fantastic economic growth is often followed by a devastating recession. Oddly enough, order leads to chaos. The market economy seems to have its own rhythm. It is the rhythm of prosperity. It is the rhythm of chaos.

The 17th century speculative frenzy in tulip bulbs propelled the spectacular economic growth. When the tulip bubble burst, so many dreams were destroyed. After nearly a decade of prosperity, the Great Depression struck, causing immense economic destruction. In the mid-1980s, real estate and stock prices in Japan skyrocketed. Then the market crashed, throwing the economy into a decade-long stagnation, known as the Lost Decades.

Not long ago, the Financial Crisis 2008 shocked the world. We all witnessed the scenes of devastation that the financial tsunami left behind. Most recently, the looming debt crisis in Europe and the high unemployment rate in the U.S. cast shadow over future growth.

Fundamental Questions

As the European sovereign debt crisis is lingering and the world economic growth is slowing down, many of us try to make sense out of this complex, seemingly chaotic reality, raising some fundamental questions:

* What is the true nature of the market economy?
* Which force fundamentally drives the motion of the market economy: endogenous economic dynamics or human rationality and some exogenous factors?
* Is there a unified economic theory that integrates major schools of economic thought into a coherent whole?
* What is really the root cause of the Financial Crisis 2008?
* What is the future of the market economy?

So far, these questions either largely remain unanswered or are answered unsatisfactorily. This book attempts to answer these questions and beyond. Given the depth and the magnitude of these questions, economics has been largely rewritten from an unorthodox perspective. Hopefully, the book would call for a profound rethinking of mainstream economics, promote a collaborative research on economic forecasting, and eventually benefit economic development in the world.

What Is Eco-Dynamic-Evolutionary Economics?

The eco-dynamic-evolutionary economics described in this book is a new, distinctive and unified economic synthesis. It is the interdisciplinary study that combines traditional economics, evolution theory, ecology and mathematics to form a coherent whole. It perceives and analyzes economic phenomena from an unconventional perspective, that is, human nature, so as to deepen our fundamental understanding of the nature of the market economy. More importantly, it studies economic dynamics by developing a mathematical framework for building a set of nonlinear dynamic models. These models may be used to simulate complex economic systems at both microeconomic and macroeconomic level.

Despite the unorthodox approach, this economic synthesis is supposed to be a unified economic theory. Theoretically, it does not reject mainstream economics. Instead, it attempts to integrate the mainstream economics, particularly Adam Smith’s free market economy, Keynesian economics as well as the law of demand and the law of supply, into this economic synthesis to form a coherent whole.

The Basic Structure of the Book

This book has two volumes. Volume I basically deals with general concepts and principles regarding the nature of the market economy. Volume II primarily focus on the principles of economic dynamics, dynamic models and their application.

Volume I http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005OK4XJ0
Volume II http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006EE96PQ

For more information about the book, please visit http://cosmice.ueuo.com/

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity An Ecological And Evolutionary Perspective

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124170153
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Aquatic Functional Biodiversity: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective provides a general conceptual framework by some of the most prominent investigators in the field for how to link eco-evolutionary approaches with functional diversity to understand and conserve the provisioning of ecosystem services in aquatic systems. Rather than producing another methodological book, the editors and authors primarily concentrate on defining common grounds, connecting conceptual frameworks and providing examples by a more detailed discussion of a few empirical studies and projects, which illustrate key ideas and an outline of potential future directions and challenges that are expected in this interdisciplinary research field.

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in using network approaches to disentangle the relationship between biodiversity, community structure and functioning. Novel methods for model construction are being developed constantly, and modern methods allow for the inclusion of almost any type of explanatory variable that can be correlated either with biodiversity or ecosystem functioning. As a result these models have been widely used in ecology, conservation and eco-evolutionary biology. Nevertheless, there remains a considerable gap on how well these approaches are feasible to understand the mechanisms on how biodiversity constrains the provisioning of ecosystem services.

  • Defines common theoretical grounds in terms of terminology and conceptual issues
  • Connects theory and practice in ecology and eco-evolutionary sciences
  • Provides examples for successful biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service management

Ecological Networks In An Agricultural World Volume 49 Advances In Ecological Research

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124200028
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The theme of this volume is to discuss the Ecological Networks in an Agricultural World. The volume covers important topics such Networking Agroecology, Construction and Validation of Food-webs using Logic-based Machine Learning and Text-mining and Eco-evolutionary dynamics in agricultural networks.

  • Updates and informs the reader on the latest research findings
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • Highlights areas for future investigation

Eco Evolutionary Dynamics

Author: Andrew P. Hendry
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883083
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This book provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to eco-evolutionary dynamics, a cutting-edge new field that seeks to unify evolution and ecology into a common conceptual framework focusing on rapid and dynamic environmental ...

Eco Evolutionary Dynamics

Author: Andrew P. Hendry
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ISBN: 9780691145433
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This book provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to eco-evolutionary dynamics, a cutting-edge new field that seeks to unify evolution and ecology into a common conceptual framework focusing on rapid and dynamic environmental ...

Eco Evolutionary Dynamics

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128014334
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The theme of this volume is to discuss Eco-evolutionary Dynamics. Updates and informs the reader on the latest research findings Written by leading experts in the field Highlights areas for future investigation

Pillars Of Evolution

Author: Douglas W. Morris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198568797
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Changes the conceptual hierarchy between biology and evolution, providing new insights into biology and philosophy.

The Evolutionary Strategies That Shape Ecosystems

Author: J. Philip Grime
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118223276
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This book reflects an historic phase in which evolutionary processes are finally moving centre stage in the effort to unify ecological theory, and animal, plant and microbial ecology have begun to find a common theoretical framework.