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  • adj. of or pertaining to a combination of biology and physics
  • adj. of or pertaining to biophysics


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  • Investing in natural capital (nonmarketed) is essentially an infrastructure investment on a grand scale and in the most fundamental sense of infrastructure — that is, the biophysical infrastructure of the entire human niche, not just the within-niche public investments that support the productivity of the private investments.

    An Introduction to Ecological Economics~ Chapter 3

  • Many of these critiques have roots in a broad body of research known as biophysical economics, the basic tenets of which are the focus of this analysis.

    Biophysical economics

  • Sometimes ultrasound tests called biophysical profiles are used as well, and Doppler waveform measurement by ultrasound on the placenta/umbilical cord.

    Discussion Forum - TuDiabetes

  • - What criteria should be used: How relevant are considerations such as biophysical and socio-economic indicators, adaptability/transferability, sustainability, institutional complementarity or scientific value?

    1. Tree products in agroecosystems: economic and policy issues.

  • The doctor ordered some blood tests and scheduled a detailed ultrasound, called a biophysical profile, which would provide a rating of the babies’ muscle tone, body movements, and breathing ability, as well as the amount of amniotic fluid, and the blood flow resistance through the umbilical cord.

    Mothering Twins

  • Quesnay and other physiocrats greatly influenced the views of Adam Smith and the fields of biophysical and ecological economics in the 20th century.

    Quesnay, François

  • Even if we conducted a formal university-based experiment and successfully replicated the basic findings many times using different mediums, healers, and deceased spirits; objective biophysical measures, such as supersensitive thermographic cameras; and convincingly ruling out any reasonable possibility of fraud, the findings would not justify the definitive conclusion that Dr. Jones, or any spirit, deceased or otherwise, had shown up.

    The Sacred Promise

  • The GDV camera was designed to measure biophysical energy fields around the body.

    The Sacred Promise

  • And most of the people that are, are doing so for reasons that are related to either biophysical studies of membranes, which are more broadly important, or working on nucleic acid chemistry, which as implications in many fields.

    Jack W. Szostak - Interview

  • But for those who are concerned about biophysical limits to economic growth, there are plenty of warning signs today.

    Robert Walker: The Era of Living Dangerously


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