Input-output theory is developed for an ecosystem in terms of production and respiration energy flows. The theory reveals a "structure" of the system by demonstrating the direct and indirect energy flow dependence of each member of the system upon the others. A method for tracing the direct and indirect element flows through the ecosystem is proposed. The structure is determined for two examples and a perturbation technique for the energy flow is suggested.
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- Statistics and Probability
- Modeling and Simulation
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Applied Mathematics