R

Where R is the difference between the total incoming and outgoing radiation and K Kullback's measure of information. If we introduce the radiation efficiency rrad = R/Ein and the exergy efficiency, rEx = Ex/Ein, (Equation 6.5) can be reformulated as:

nEx = (1 - rrad)K + (1 - rrad)ln(1 - rrad) + rrad r\Ex is, therefore, a function of two independent variables, ^rad and K, but is independent of any parameter.

Figure 6.12 shows the relationship between ^Ex and ^rad for three different values of K. The active surface of an ecosystem will as seen in the figure operate as a "classical thermodynamic engine" performing mechanical and chemical work below the straight line, while the active surface will generate information when K is high and ^rad is not too high.

The plots in Figures 6.9 and 6.10 can be understood from these results: when an ecosystem has attained a certain level of eco-exergy—information it will be able to continue to generate information—increasing the eco-exergy without necessarily to increase the physical structure. In most examples of ecosystem restoration, the disturbed ecosystem is embedded in a larger ecosystem, which acts as a species reserve. Since it is an open system these organisms re-populate the disturbed area rapidly. Growth Form III may be significant at an early state of redevelopment (see Patricio et al., 2006) through information importation from the reservoir. Available diversity is sufficient to reconstruct the network and information level quickly.

"Intelligent Design" is therefore not needed to explain the evolution, as an ecosystem is designed to generate information.

Figure 6.12 is plotted versus ^rad for three information level K3 > K2 > K1. Increasing Kullback's measure of information implies that the ecosystem will generate more information up to a higher ^rad. It shows the relationship between ^Ex and for three different values of K. The active surface of an ecosystem will as seen in the figure operate as a "classical thermodynamic engine" performing mechanical and chemical work below the straight line, while the active surface will generate information when K is high and ^rad is not too high.

Figure 6.12 is plotted versus ^rad for three information level K3 > K2 > K1. Increasing Kullback's measure of information implies that the ecosystem will generate more information up to a higher ^rad. It shows the relationship between ^Ex and for three different values of K. The active surface of an ecosystem will as seen in the figure operate as a "classical thermodynamic engine" performing mechanical and chemical work below the straight line, while the active surface will generate information when K is high and ^rad is not too high.

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