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Evolution and the regulation of environmental variables

Evolution and the regulation of environmental variables
Evolution and the regulation of environmental variables
The idea that the biota can regulate the abiotic components of their environment to levels suitable for life has attracted criticism from neo-Darwinian theorists but is still a viable hypothesis. Here we present a model, similar to Daisyworld [1] but more general, which allows for a more extensive study of the compatibility of biotic regulation with evolutionary theory. Results obtained highlight the importance of constraints on the evolutionary process for the emergence of regulation, and set the scene for more comprehensive future study.
332-341
Springer
Williams, H.
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Noble, J.
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Capcarrere, M. S.
Freitas, A. A.
Bentley, P. J.
Johnson, C. G.
Timmis, J.
Williams, H.
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Noble, J.
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Capcarrere, M. S.
Freitas, A. A.
Bentley, P. J.
Johnson, C. G.
Timmis, J.

Williams, H. and Noble, J. (2005) Evolution and the regulation of environmental variables. In, Capcarrere, M. S., Freitas, A. A., Bentley, P. J., Johnson, C. G. and Timmis, J. (eds.) Advances in Artificial Life: Eighth European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL’05). Springer, pp. 332-341.

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The idea that the biota can regulate the abiotic components of their environment to levels suitable for life has attracted criticism from neo-Darwinian theorists but is still a viable hypothesis. Here we present a model, similar to Daisyworld [1] but more general, which allows for a more extensive study of the compatibility of biotic regulation with evolutionary theory. Results obtained highlight the importance of constraints on the evolutionary process for the emergence of regulation, and set the scene for more comprehensive future study.

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Published date: 2005
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265243
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Date deposited: 29 Feb 2008 18:40
Last modified: 02 Dec 2019 21:03

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