Ricardo Alejandro Rodríguez de la Vega, website username login: Arodveg
Member of the following CSDMS groups
- Terrestrial Working Group
- Education and Knowledge Transfer (EKT) Working Group
- Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group
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After my professional experience (17 years) as a university professor of a wide spectrum of disciplines (e.g., Ecology, General Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Cell Biology, Classical Genetics and Evolutionary Biology), I became aware of the necessity of developing an interdisciplinary understanding of ecosystem functioning based on physics. Therefore, my current research activity is addressed to develop a general model of ecosystem functioning based on plausible theoretical links between principles of ecosystem ecology, thermodynamics, thermostatistics and quantum mechanics. The main part of the results from this effort are included in several articles published in the journal Ecological Modelling. The main advantage of the above-mentioned set of models is its validity for almost any kind of ecosystem following a fractal structure. From my research experience in economics, it seems to be that this model, with certain modifications, could be also useful to understand macroeconomics performance as well as economic development processes, in a sort of TOE which would interconnect Physics, Biology and Social Sciences.