Embedding Tofflers chaos in a significantly revised nature, one clearly without foundations, out of control, and no longer able to be idealized as equilibrial
, Robinson's prose nonetheless invokes it with all its former beauty and wildness.
There are several ways to estimate the dynamics and eventual equilibrial
levels of soil organic matter after a prolonged disturbance, such as cultivation.
is the concentration down to which the consumable form of the limiting resource is reduced by an equilibrial
monoculture of a species (e.
based on changes in equilibrial
abundances, such as the difference in, or ratio of, densities between the two treatments) may be more appropriate than ones based on rates of change (e.
This approach requires an explicit, appropriate model, as well as assumptions about factors such as equilibrial
status of a population or the time scale of interactions (Laska and Wootton 1998).
Censuses of small quadrats may not be able to model population processes, such as equilibrial
This paper describes a model that predicts the equilibrial
positions of boundaries molded by interactions among a set of competing animals.
The food concentrations at which this occurs, however, are higher by two orders of magnitude than the edible-algal equilibrial
densities experienced by Daphnia in rich environments, and increased mortality associated with high algal densities (as distinct from high-nutrient levels) is not a feasible explanation.
6 and 7 implies that the globally stable equilibrium condition requires that equilibrial
free space must not exceed total habitat area, otherwise extinction occurs.
For Lotka-Volterra type models, equilibrial
values can be obtained by taking the negative inverse of the community matrix described above (-[A.