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Coupling and evolution mechanism of infrastructure mega-projects complex ecosystem: Case study on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

Zebin ZHAO, Xiaolong XUE, Xinglin GAO, Gang LIU, Hengqin WU
2018 Frontiers of Engineering Management  
Moreover, this paper proposes the theoretical concept, framework, and functions for the IMP complex ecosystem based on complex ecosystem theory.  ...  This paper proposes a concept-the IMP complex ecosystem-to analyze IMP from a broad perspective of organic links across engineering, social, economic, and resource environments.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority for information provision and case study.  ... 
doi:10.15302/j-fem-2018080 fatcat:t2x6axexnzbwzj63nkj6cifpfi

The Implications of Niche Construction and Ecosystem Engineering for Conservation Biology

NEELTJE J. BOOGERT, DAVID M. PATERSON, KEVIN N. LALAND
2006 BioScience  
A focus on niche construction and ecosystem engineering, however, could provide new insights and methods for conservation biology.  ...  to which the ecosystem engineers and other organisms are exposed (niche construction).  ...  Acknowledgments We are grateful to Will Cresswell, John Odling-Smee, Simon Reader, and three anonymous reviewers for helpful comments on earlier drafts of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2006)56[570:tionca]2.0.co;2 fatcat:holc72bkm5bzxlt6dwrmheieka

The ecology and evolution of constructed ecosystems as green infrastructure

Jeremy T. Lundholm
2015 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution  
Small size, strong spatial boundaries, ecological novelty and the role of human design characterize all constructed ecosystems, influencing their functions and interactions with other urban ecosystems.  ...  Here I outline the relevance of ecology and evolution in understanding the functioning of constructed ecosystems.  ...  Work by ecologists toward understanding the role of functional traits in ecosystem functioning could provide a general basis for selection of biological components to enhance constructed ecosystem functions  ... 
doi:10.3389/fevo.2015.00106 fatcat:7su2jqe7grf7pnaz7zfmrujknm

Ecotone formation through ecological niche construction: the role of biodiversity and species interactions [article]

Kevin Liautaud, Matthieu Barbier, Michel Loreau
2019 bioRxiv   pre-print
The possibility that ecotones might arise from ecological niche construction by ecosystem engineers has received less attention.  ...  In this study, we investigate how the diversity of ecosystem engineers, and their interactions, can give rise to ecotones.  ...  We investigate the effect of these differences on emergent competition or facilitation between ecosystem engineers, and how this could play a role in ecotone emergence.  ... 
doi:10.1101/740282 fatcat:nuvdkfg6ebbnzbkd7p45jvlf44

Evolving the Anthropocene: linking multi-level selection with long-term social–ecological change

Erle C. Ellis, Nicholas R. Magliocca, Chris J. Stevens, Dorian Q. Fuller
2017 Sustainability Science  
engineering.  ...  To what degree is cultural multi-level selection responsible for the rise of environmentally transformative human behaviors? And vice versa?  ...  The latter model, in which societal pressures select for intensive ecosystem engineering practices, offers the prospect for an evolutionary theory coupling societal upscaling and niche construction.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11625-017-0513-6 pmid:30147774 pmcid:PMC6086254 fatcat:35cwwsha5badpcaiyowbxutnxa

Nature-Based Solutions: Traditional Approaches Complying with Nowadays Engineering and Ecosystem-Related Challenges

Michael Obriejetan
2019 Global Journal of Engineering Sciences  
In light of the ongoing climate and biodiversity debates, nature-based solutions have become key to restore lost ecosystems related to civil and water engineering activities.  ...  Hitherto, Soil and Water Bioengineering (SWB) designs have been playing subordinate roles in engineering applications due to little recognition from a (geo)technical point of view and to widespread limited  ...  sociology are to be included in planning and decision-making processes in engineering projects for ecosystem enhancement and design improvement.  ... 
doi:10.33552/gjes.2019.04.000580 fatcat:3sbmfwqembbuhhqfcsawv3d52u

Integrating Ecology and Evolutionary Theory: A Game Changer for Biodiversity Conservation? [chapter]

Silvia Di Marco
2019 History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences  
Currently, one of the central arguments in favour of biodiversity conservation is that it is essential for the maintenance of ecosystem services, that is, the benefits that people receive from ecosystems  ...  To this end, the eco-evolutionary feedback theory proposed by David Post and Eric Palkovacs is analysed, arguing that it helps operationalise niche construction theory and develop a more sophisticated  ...  Although species that are ecosystem engineers under certain circumstances may not be so under others, it is possible to identify fundamental engineering roles in ecosystems, independently of the specific  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-10991-2_15 fatcat:xtdw3dgi4rgz7hjvjtn2ngiabi

The emergence of an 'evolutionary geomorphology'?

Johannes Steiger, Dov Corenblit
2012 Open Geosciences  
As organism-driven landform modifications are sometimes to the advantage of the organism, some of these landform features have become adaptive functional components of ecosystems, concurrently affecting  ...  and evolutionary processes, are currently leading to the emergence of what has been called an 'evolutionary geomorphology', with explicit consideration of feedbacks among the evolution of organisms, ecosystem  ...  Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank all four reviewers for their helpful and constructive suggestions and discussions of this commentary, which helped us advance our own thoughts and reflections.  ... 
doi:10.2478/s13533-011-0075-6 fatcat:eqa3xsf7kracfo46de5bzyv77m

Bringing ecosystem thinking to sustainability-driven wooden construction business

Noora Miilumäki, Eliisa Kylkilahti, Minna Autio, Juho Pöyhönen, Anne Toppinen
2021 Journal of Cleaner Production  
The study suggests that a broader business ecosystem approach, including the living and use of the building, offers a mindset shift for developing sustainability-driven logic alongside profitable construction  ...  business and creating value for consumers.  ...  We are grateful for constructive feedback from the six reviewers of the journal that helped to improve the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126029 fatcat:7tpmqkxbvnhexcypnzrzmzzt5y

BEHAVIOR: The Ultimate Ecosystem Engineers

B. D. Smith
2007 Science  
Niche construction or ecosystem engineering activities have been documented in a broad range of different animal species.  ...  PERSPECTIVES "E volution helps those who help themselves" is the basic idea behind the concept of niche construction or ecosystem engineering (1) .  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.1137740 pmid:17395815 fatcat:cd4jxcapyjdgdf7evjqd6d5q4a

Nature provides valuable sanitation services

Simon Willcock, Alison Parker, Charlotte Wilson, Tim Brewer, Dilshaad Bundhoo, Sarah Cooper, Kenneth Lynch, Sneha Mekala, Prajna Paramita Mishra, Dolores Rey, Indunee Welivita, Kongala Venkatesh (+1 others)
2021 One Earth  
However, to date, the role that ecosystems themselves play in treating human waste has been largely neglected.  ...  In highlighting this, we are not marginalizing the vital role of engineered infrastructure, but instead are promoting better understanding of how engineered and natural infrastructure interact within a  ...  30 Thus, nature clearly plays a supporting role even where a conventional, engineered sanitation infrastructure is present.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2021.01.003 fatcat:kkxnryh7drca5bpeatrejuf5e4

Exploring Structure Of Mobile Ecosystem: Inter-Industry Network Analysis Approach

Yongyoon Suh, Chulhyun Kim, Moon-Soo Kim
2013 Zenodo  
Based on the result of this paper, we expect that the policy makers can formulate the future of mobile industry and healthier mobile ecosystem can be constructed.  ...  The structure of mobile ecosystem is quite complex and the ecological role of actors is important to understand that structure.  ...  First, using input-output resource flow, the network of mobile ecosystem is constructed and visualized. For analyzing mobile ecosystem, we use information of input-output resource flow.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1077060 fatcat:7vqruzggtrecvf5qkhswjbweyy

Status Quo, Problems and Countermeasures Concerning Ecological Compensation due to Coastal Engineering Construction Project

H.Z. Zhao, A.J. Ma, X.G. Liang, X.W. Jiang
2012 Procedia Environmental Sciences  
existing in the ecological compensation, and proposed countermeasures, from the following two aspects: evaluation of the coastal ecosystem loss caused by coastal engineering construction project, and  ...  Based on introduction of the concept of ecological compensation, this paper summed up the status quo of ecological compensation due to coastal engineering construction project, analyzed the major problems  ...  Status quo of ecological compensation due to coastal engineering construction project Estimation of marine ecosystem loss caused by coastal engineering construction projects Currently, the marine ecosystem  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2012.01.168 fatcat:ru7ifqqvrfg7pgqowerh5lmf6u

Landforms as extended composite phenotypes

Jonathan D. Phillips
2015 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms  
engineering and niche construction; and positive feedback benefitting the engineer organism(s).  ...  Independently of extended phenotypes, tightly-coupled geomorphological-ecological interactions such as coevolution, and biogeomorphic forms of ecosystem engineering and niche construction are common.  ...  Constructive critiques from two referees were very helpful.  ... 
doi:10.1002/esp.3764 fatcat:ebdv2oru3zf5fp4tjq2osfeef4

Niche Construction Theory: A Practical Guide for Ecologists

John Odling-Smee, Douglas H. Erwin, Eric P. Palkovacs, Marcus W. Feldman, Kevin N. Laland
2013 The Quarterly review of biology  
We then distinguish between two aspects of niche construction-environment alteration and subsequent evolution in response to constructed environments-equating the first of these with "ecosystem engineering  ...  We describe some of the ecological and evolutionary impacts on ecosystems of niche construction, ecosystem engineering, and ecological inheritance, and illustrate how these processes trigger ecological  ...  ecosystem engineering and niche construction.  ... 
doi:10.1086/669266 pmid:23653966 fatcat:ph5xflw5kvdqxfqiger3ne5boq
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