Introduction to biotic regulation

The following documents available on-line provide an introduction to the biotic regulation concept. Other BR topics include (see the right column on each page): forest and water, climate, ecology, complexity, genetics/evolution, carbon, Homo sapiens, discussions.

Web documents

Biotic regulation overview (Chapter 1 of Gorshkov et al. (2000) Biotic regulation of the environment)

Biotic regulation and the concepts of genetic adaptation and nutrient limitation

Biotic regulation, is it a theory or a hypothesis?

How does the biotic regulation concept relate to J. Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis?


Gorshkov V.G., Makar'eva A.M., Losev K.S. (2006) A strategy for the survival of the humanity is on agenda. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 76, 139-143. Abstract. pdf

Gorshkov V.G., Makarieva A.M., Gorshkov V.V. (2004) Revising the fundamentals of ecological knowledge: the biota-environment interaction. Ecological Complexity, 1, 17-36. Abstract. pdf doi:10.1016/j.ecocom.2003.09.002. Copyright 2003 Elsevier B. V. Further reproduction or electronic distribution is not permitted.

Gorshkov V.V., Gorshkov V.G., Danilov-Danil'yan, Losev K.S., Makar'eva A.M. (1999) Biotic control of the environment. Russian Journal of Ecology, 30, 87-96. Abstract. pdf

Makarieva A.M., Gorshkov V.G., Mackey B., Gorshkov V.V. (2002) How valid are the biological and ecological principles underpinning Global Change science? Energy & Environment, 13, 299-310. Abstract. pdf