***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 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 ecosystem? Are there theories of biologically sustainable spaces (of whatever sort) and network size/structure? 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, Ryan Lanham [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.