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Indexically Structured Ecological Communities

Lean, Christopher

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Ecological communities are seldom, if ever, biological individuals. They lack causal boundaries as the populations that constitute communities are not congruent and rarely have persistent functional roles regulating the communities’ higher-level properties. Instead we should represent ecological communities indexically, by identifying ecological communities via the network of weak causal interactions between populations that unfurl from a starting set of populations. This precisification of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/162761
Source: Philosophy of Science
DOI: 10.1086/697746
Access Rights: Open Access

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