Kasmire, Julia; Igor Nikolic; Wouter van den Berg and Luke Bergwerff: Universal Darwinism in greenhouses: Proof of concept using an agent based model, pp. 56-61. In: Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), 11-13 April (2011). At: Delft, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-1-4244-9570-2
A case study and computer simulations provide evidence that greenhouse horticulture businesses display diversity and adaptive complexity, both key features of evolution that led Darwin to develop the theory of natural selection in response to the astounding diversity and adaptive complexity of living species. By showing that non-living entities also possess these same evolutionary hallmarks, this paper provides support for attempts to develop Universal Darwinism, a unified theory of evolution that accounts for both living and non-living natural selection.