A novel approach to the assessment of the stability and the risks of losses in ecosystems

TitleA novel approach to the assessment of the stability and the risks of losses in ecosystems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsDidukh, Ya.P
Abbreviated Key TitleDopov. Nac. akad. nauk Ukr.
Date Published8/2014

The concept of using the biotic mechanism of ecosystem regulation, which is founded on the laws of thermodynamics, is the base for the assessment. Ecosystem's formation, changing, and stabilizing are reflected in the biotopes succession. 12 characteristic features of phytocoenoses, which play an important role in evaluating the scope and the time rate of biotopes in regard to their stable condition, are distinguished. Quantitative assessment of these features reflects the index of the risk of destruction, which acts as the indicator of the condition, changing, and environment protection.

Keywordsecosystems, losses, risks, stability

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