How Far Away Can You Get From Everybody Else?

Tristan da Cunha is the most remote place in the world that is actually inhabited by people. The tiny island has a tiny population of just 264 people, and while you're there the closest other population of humans will be located two thousand kilometers away on the island of st. Helena, which itself is quite remote. The nearest continent to you would be Africa, which would be a staggering 2400 kilometers away. There is no airport on the island, so the only way to or from is by boat, and boats only come from South Africa about eight or nine times in an entire year. If you really want off the island then you better have your own boat and even then the shortest journey to the nearest airport on Ascension Island would take you seven days to reach.

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Alex E

Ecoclimax is defined by Odum (1969) as the culmination state after a succession in a stabilized ecosystem in which maximum biomass (or high information content) and symbiotic function among organisms is kept per unit of available energy flow.