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I would be grateful if someone could give me a shortcut or two to some
connection points between ecological theories and networks. Is there a
subnetwork of biologists or ecological economists out there who are doing
things that link current network analysis to theories of
places/spaces/ecological systems? I am having a difficult time finding
connections between these two hot areas in any literature. Seems obvious
enough to make such a connection, so I must not be searching the right way.
Questions that might fit the sort of thing I am looking for...
Can ecologies be defined by the extent of certain network types? For example,
is the definition of a region the extent of its leadership network?
Do predator networks with prey define the carrying capacity of a given
Are there theories of biologically sustainable spaces (of whatever sort) and
What are the influences of borders/boundaries on networks--I have seen the
national information leakage work--are there other efforts here?
Is anyone working on links between adaptive management and networks?
It seems most network work is about growth and expansion rather than
boundaries, constraints, etc. I cannot figure out why that is.
Thanks for any thoughts,
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