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Resource Transitions and Energy Gain: Contexts of Organization

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dc.contributor.author Tainter, Joseph A., en_US
dc.contributor.author Allen, T. F. H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Little, Amanda en_US
dc.contributor.author Hoekstra, Thomas W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:52:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:52:25Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-11-19 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-11-19 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2663
dc.description.abstract "Energy gain constrains resource use, social organization, and landscape organization in human and other living systems. Changes in energy gain have common characteristics across living systems. We describe these commonalities in selected case studies involving imperial taxation, fungus-farming ants, and North American beaver, and propose a suite of hypotheses for the organization of systems that subsist on different levels of energy gain. Organizational constraints arising from energy gain predict changes to settlement and organization in postcarbon societies." en_US
dc.subject beaver en_US
dc.subject complexity en_US
dc.subject energy en_US
dc.subject ants en_US
dc.subject organizational design en_US
dc.subject natural resources en_US
dc.subject solar energy en_US
dc.title Resource Transitions and Energy Gain: Contexts of Organization en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 7 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US

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