Poisoning the soil and recovering in Daisyworld

Dröge, Dave. “Poisoning the soil and recovering in Daisyworld.” (2021).


Until this date, the daisyworld model is used by researchers for educational means, but also for further investigations by extending the basic model. This article investigates such extension of the model of Watson and Lovelock (1983) by introducing an ever increasing poisoning of the soil on the surface of this imaginary planet. Furthermore, it investigates what might happen if this poison will be cleaned up. Will the natural world recover? And if the answer is yes, until what extend, or under what conditions, will this still be the case? Results show that within imaginary daisyworld the natural world can recover, but that this doesn’t mean the human species can recover too.

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