coevolution


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coevolution

[¦kō‚ev·ə′lü·shən]
(evolution)
An evolutionary pattern based on the interaction among major groups or organisms with an obvious ecological relationship; for example, plant and plant-eater, flower and pollinator.
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Pages 194-211 in Parasitic birds and their hosts: studies in coevolution (S.
His fundamental contributions to the field of ecology," added the jury, "includes path breaking concepts such as coevolution, metapopulation dynamics, ecosystem services, and the role of humans in ecological sustainability.
Kesey's letter appeared in the magazine CoEvolution Quarterly and later circulated on the Internet.
Marx had a coherent approach to ecology, which emphasized the historically conditioned coevolution of nature and human society.
This article examines the coevolution of regime complexes and (public) policy coherence in the context of international biodiversity governance, with a focus on the cluster of biodiversity-related conventions and their implementation in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Stewart Brand and his magazine CoEvolution Quarterly started heavily promoting space living, to the dismay of many of the small-is-beautiful back-to-the-landers of his crafty-hippie audience.
The study also points towards the body's natural defenses against drug overdose, such as exogenous substance metabolism and vomiting reflexes, as further evidence for mammalian coevolution with psychotropic plants.
It offers a new approach to Earth's history and reveals how the coevolution of the geosphere and biosphere--rocks and living matter--has shaped the planet into a unique world that may stand alone in its evolutionary process.
Such a break is a necessary, if not sufficient, condition for the creation of a new ecological civilisation'; and again on page 9: '(I)f humanity is going to survive this crisis, it will do so because it has exercised its capacity for human freedom, through social struggle, in order to create a whole new world--in coevolution with the planet.