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  1. ascended

    Ascendency or ascendancy is a quantitative attribute of an ecosystem, defined as a function of the ecosystem's trophic network. Ascendency is derived using mathematical tools from information theory. It is intended to capture in a single index the ability of an ecosystem to prevail against disturbance by virtue of its combined organization and size. One way of depicting ascendency is to regard it as "organized power", because the index represents the magnitude of the power that is flowing within the system towards particular ends, as distinct from power that is dissipated naturally. Almost half a century earlier, Alfred J. Lotka (1922) had suggested that a system's capacity to prevail in evolution was related to its ability to capture useful power. Ascendency can thus be regarded as a refinement of Lotka's supposition that also takes into account how power is actually being channeled within a system. In mathematical terms, ascendency is the product of the aggregate amount of material or energy being transferred in an ecosystem times the coherency with which the outputs from the members of the system relate to the set of inputs to the same components (Ulanowicz 1986). Coherence is gauged by the average mutual information shared between inputs and outputs (Rutledge et al. 1976). Originally, it was thought that ecosystems increase uniformly in ascendency as they developed, but subsequent empirical observation has suggested that all sustainable ecosystems are confined to a narrow "window of vitality" (Ulanowicz 2002). Systems with relative values of ascendency plotting below the window tend to fall apart due to lack of significant internal constraints, whereas systems above the window tend to be so "brittle" that they become vulnerable to external perturbations. Sensitivity analysis on the components of the ascendency reveals the controlling transfers within the system in the sense of Liebig (Ulanowicz and Baird 1999). That is, ascendency can be used to identify which resource is limiting the functioning of each component of the ecosystem. It is thought that autocatalytic feedback is the primary route by which systems increase and maintain their ascendencies (Ulanowicz 1997.)

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  1. Ascended

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascended in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascended in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Jose Miguel Vivanco:

    False positive killings amount to one of the worst episodes of mass atrocity in the Western Hemisphere in recent years, and there is mounting evidence that many senior army officers bear responsibility, yet the army officials in charge at the time of the killings have escaped justice and even ascended to the top of the military command, including the current heads of the army and armed forces.

  2. Walt Whitman:

    This day before dawn I ascended a hill and looked at the crowded heaven.

  3. Lawrence Yun:

    Home prices are continuing to move upward, but the rate at which they ascended slowed in the third quarter.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    [ T ] Charles Krauthammer idea that the court should decree that it’s a Constitutional right, something that had been hidden in the Constitution for over a hundred years and that nobody had ever discerned, is simply a way of saying that it has been removed from the democratic arena. It can no longer be debated, all the laws are cancelled, and we are now in a new place, ironically, Ruth Bader Ginsburg who is on the court today once said, before she ascended to the court, that the abortion decision had prevented a stable social settlement of the abortion issue that was headed in the reform direction because it took it out of the political arena.

  5. Heather Lydia Thornhill:

    Born Into Reality Towards Heaven this is your birth right because we were all born from the same source and because we were born into our bodies. Therefore everyone is ascended equally.

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