STORAGE CAPACITY 1)2)
Different types of systems have different storage capacities. According to H.T. ODUM, storage capacity depends in biological and ecological systems of "…the volume to surface ratio, which varies according to the size of the storage unit, being large in elephants and small in bacteria" (1971, p.256).
Furthermore, storage becomes more differentiated with complexity. Social systems have thus an extreme variety of storage devices, which correspond to the necessity of disposing at any moment of sufficient counteraleatory reserves.
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