COENOME Model: Elementary Ecological Cycle As A Dynamical Unit

Serge V. Chernyshenko
2012 ECMS 2012 Proceedings edited by: K. G. Troitzsch, M. Moehring, U. Lotzmann  
A general approach to modelling of ecosystem dynamic is considered. The special term "coenome" is proposed for basic dynamic element of biogeocoenoses. The coenome is an association of populations which have complementary properties (up to symbioses) or united by trophical links. Each succession stage is characterised by a major dominant coenome. The succession process is considered as a process of step-by-step changing dominating coenome. Sketch models of the coenome are considered. The
more » ... tion of M. Eigen's hypercycle for modelling of ecosystem successions is proposed. The model describes a specific interaction between coenomes, which are similar, but not equivalent to the competition and "host-parasite" relations. As a result of the interaction, a redistribution of ecological resources may take place. During several steps of the succession process, the ecosystem "selects" its optimal dimension and complexity. Succession process is considered as reaching optimal complexity of ecosystems.
doi:10.7148/2012-0143-0149 dblp:conf/ecms/Chernyshenko12 fatcat:2l6mmmqppfgdpnlqslh2dbxgxe