Ecological Engineering-We Can Reshape This World!

Humans have always shown amazing skills, innovation, and ingenuity when faced with environmental hurdles. Instead of competing with or opposed to the environment, they cooperate with the environment by relying on “ecological engineering,” ecos, coevolution, and the ecology paradigm. This article briefly describes these important issues that can reshape this world.

The term “ecological engineering” was first coined by Howard T. Odam in 1962. He is currently an emeritus professor at the University of Florida and is actively engaged in systems ecology research.

Ecological engineering is “when the energy supplied by humans is small compared to natural sources, but sufficient to produce significant effects on the resulting patterns and processes,” he writes. (H.T. Odum, 1962, Minutes of “Human and Ecosystems”, Rockwood Conference on Suburban Forests and Ecology. Bulletin of the Agricultural Bureau of the State of Connecticut)

Another definition related to ecosystem management by human society (University of Florida Wetland Center) is: “Ecological engineering is the design of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society and its natural environment for the benefit of both. This includes design and construction. Ecological engineering is engineering, ecology, Combining basic and applied sciences from economics, natural sciences to realize the restoration and construction of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, this area is for designing and using ecosystems as an interface between technology and the environment. More opportunities are being explored. ”

Another definition seeks to use ecological paradigms to build ecosystems to solve nasty global problems such as pollution.

The self-organizing order found in stable ecosystems is so universal that it can be applied as an engineering discipline to solve the pressing problems of global pollution, food production and efficient resource use. , High quality of life in all human societies. (David del Porto)

By this definition, the ecological paradigm is of value to human society by safely utilizing the pollutants of unwanted residues, or “waste,” without sacrificing aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Find out how to finally grow a green plant. Planning, designing and construction with the ecological paradigm as a template is the job of an ecological engineer.

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Defined ecos

In 1973, David Del Porto coined the new word “Ecos” to represent the first principle of the emergence of a closed-loop ordering system from the chaos of seemingly random events on the planet. Del Porto took “ec” from the ecosystem and added the suffix “os”. This is a Greek suffix that stands for universal principles such as logos, eros, and gnomes.

“Oikos”, which means house or house in Greek, is “eco”, which has roots in both ecology and economics. The nutrition of each organism is the output or by-product of other organisms, as the home euconomia is interdependent, based on a highly individual system of organisms, interacting with non-biological elements and organized into circuits. Obtained from or an abiotic system.

The emergence of an orderly system based on interdependence is a voluntary desire for each organism to optimize its fitness to utilize (in the positive sense of the word) the resources that nourish its environment. The result. In the natural ecosystem, excrement and by-products are quickly consumed as food by other players in the ecosystem show, so there is no waste! This kind of successful relationship is the basis of a stable ecosystem.


A scrutiny reveals the third element, information. It is information that is passed from one organism in genetic memory to another by reproduction, assimilation, and communication. It is an information component of a system that allows it to develop and maintain the organization of the system and pass it on to future generations in a way that can most ensure the survival of the collective elements.

These organisms live, breed, consume nutrients, and eventually die to return energy, substances, and information to the system, thus changing the environment and taking advantage of the opportunities they provide. This is called “joint evaluation” and ensures the optimal environment for the survival of the ecosystem.

The ecological paradigm reveals how to safely utilize the pollutants of unwanted residues, or “waste,” to ultimately grow plants of economic value. Planning, engineering, and designing with the ecological paradigm as our template is the job of sustainable strategy.

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