Abstract and conceptual versions became an critical instrument for interpreting the flood of hugely specified empirical information generated in recent times via complex concepts within the biosciences. Scientists are constructing new modeling ideas for examining information, integrating effects into the conceptual framework of theoretical biology, and formulating new hypotheses. In Modeling Biology, major students examine new modeling ideas within the domain names of morphology, improvement, habit, and evolution. The emphasis on versions within the organic sciences has been followed via a brand new specialise in conceptual concerns and a extra advanced figuring out of epistemological suggestions. participants to Modeling Biology talk about types and modeling suggestions from the views of philosophy, heritage, and utilized arithmetic. person chapters speak about particular methods to modeling in such domain names as organic shape, improvement, and behaviour. eventually, the ebook addresses the modeling of those homes within the context of evolution, with a specific emphasis at the rising box of evolutionary developmental biology (or evo-devo).ContributorsGiorgio A. Ascoli, Chandrajit Bajaj, James P. Collins,, Luciano da Fontoura Costa, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Nigel R. Franks, Scott Gilbert, Marta Ibañes Miguez, Juan Carlos Izpisúa-Belmonte, Alexander S. Klyubin, Thomas J. Koehnle, Manfred D. Laubichler, Sabina Leonelli, James A. R. Marshall, George R. McGhee Jr., Gerd B. Müller, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Karl J. Niklas, Lars Olsson, Eirikur Palsson, Daniel Polani, Diego Rasskin Gutman, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Alexei V. Samsonovich, Jeffrey C. Schank, Harry B. M. Uylings, Jaap van Pelt, Iain Werry Manfred D. Laubichler is Assistant Professor within the tuition of existence Sciences at Arizona country collage. he's the coeditor of From Embryology to Evo-Devo (MIT Press, 2007). Gerd B. Müller is Professor and Head of the Deparment of Theoretical Biology on the collage of Vienna. he's a coeditor of Origination of Organismal shape (MIT Press, 2003) and atmosphere, improvement, Evolution (MIT Press, 2003).
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