I take it then that by "control", you mean what we call in plain English a "strong influence", a "strong incentive" or a "motive". Some signal or factor that "moves" one to do something that one wouldn't do otherwise.
The plain English meaning of "control" is stronger than yours. It implies first of all, in its most common use, a sense of purpose, of intentionality, and therefore the existence of a WILL imposed or forced upon another willing or non-willing entity. The idea of a willing entity (a person) being controlled by a non-willing one (like "the environment") sounds odd. For instance the phrase: "I'm controlled by the weather" sounds a bit odd. I suppose it would mean: "the weather has a very strong influence on me, on my mood and abilities of the day." Which is your meaning of the word, and it's a bit of a strech. In that sense of the word, "plant growth is controlled by the weather" can work somewhat.
Second, the lay meaning of "control" implies generally the use by the WILL mentioned above, of several "incentives" or "levers" in a purposeful combination to allow for greater control. You need at least a gaz pedal and a brake pedal and a steering wheel to control a car, a carrot and a stick for the proverbial donkey, several buttons on the remote control...
Third, it's hard to think of "control" as two-way. One can influence each-other but mutual control? Can that exist? Not if the first and second points above are accepted, because one will has to prevail on another for full control to exist
Hence my surprise at your use of the term... but you just meant "a strong influence"...
What other explanations for the referenced data do you see?
I don't understand that data you posted.