The chapter “Some Applications of Thermodynamics for Ecological Systems” of the book "Thermodynamics - Interaction Studies - Solids, Liquids and Gases" published by the InTech has been downloaded 5 000 times. The chapter is written by Eugene Silow (Doctor of Science, a researcher of General hydrobiology laboratory at ISU Research Institute of Biology),Sven E. Jørgensen (researcher, Copenhagen, Denmark) and Andrey V. Mokry (post-graduate student, ISU Research Institute of Biology). The book "Thermodynamics - Interaction Studies - Solids, Liquids and Gases" edited by Juan Carlos was published in November 2011. Since then the chapter “Some Applications of Thermodynamics for Ecological Systems” has already been downloaded in the USA, India, China, Great Britain and Japan according to accumulated downloads statistics.
– The article deals with the first and second laws of thermodynamics and their correlation to ecosystems. It also shows how we can resort to thermodynamics factors to monitor and assess the ecosystem state. The fact that this chapter is often downloaded demonstrates that people not only read it, but intend to scrutinize it, approve or disapprove of the ideas presented in the article and resort to the described scientific approaches and methods or disprove them, – Eugene Silow notes.
The article is available on the InTech web-site.
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