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- n. A measure of the order in an ecological system
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Daniel McShea (2001a, 2001b, McShea and Changizi 2003) has proposed a structural hierarchy that is based on two components, the number of levels of “nestedness” and the degree to which the highest individual in the nesting is individuated or developed.
I can't wait to hug them and cook for them and somehow try to make time slow down ... glad that our empty-nestedness is a temporary one.
Zasloff on local land use planning, and a paper by Wood on extending the public trust doctrine to protect the atmosphere-provide vivid and repeated testimony to the nestedness of our jurisdictional systems.