Elementary Structural Units of the Biosphere

Elementary Structural Units of the Biosphere Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2002, pp. 56–58. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 1, 2002, pp. 61–63. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by Losev. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS K. S. Losev All-Russia Institute of Scientific and Technical Information, ul. Usievicha 20, Moscow, 125315 Russia Received September 26, 2000 Key words: biosphere, biogeocenoses, facies, landscapes, ecosystem, biotic regulation. A hundred years have passed since the birthday of This concordance resembles the concordance between N.V. Timofeeff-Ressovsky, an eminent Russian biolo- cells and organs within a multicellular organism. gist and geneticist. In 1996, a book was published in The maintenance of environmental stability is which A.N. Tyuryukanov (Timofeeff-Ressovsky’s dis- ensured by the cycle of biogens, which closes within an ciple) and V.M. Fedorov compiled some unknown elementary structural unit with a high precision. The works by Timofeeff-Ressovsky and his unexpected and precision is determined by the statistical law of large nontrivial notes about ecological problems and rela- numbers, which postulates that the relative fluctuation tionships between the biosphere and humans. This in a system of independent elements is proportional to book is a good illustration of this outstanding scientist’s 1/ N , where N is the number of the parts of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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