Lecture 1 Ecosystems: Lecture notes

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1. Stock & Flow Diagrams
Stock & Flow Diagrams are composed of four different components: Stocks, Flows, Converters, and Connectors.
Flows can influence Stocks
Stocks can influence Flows or Converters
Converters can influence Flows or other Converters
Flows cannot influence Converters or other Flows
Converters cannot influence Stocks
Stocks cannot influence other Stocks
A diagram containing all of these elements is:
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2.VIDEO: Isola di Pasqua - Rapa Nui
Disaster theory - Mystery of Easter Island-BBC
(mentioned at the begining of lecture 1)

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