17 / Dec 08

Paper Inequality in nature and society

The work led by Marten Scheffer, Scientific Director of SARAS Institute shows striking similarities between patterns of inequality between species abundances in nature and wealth in society. The article demonstrates that in the absence of equalizing forces, such large inequality will arise from chance alone.

The article was published by PINAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). 

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