By Manfred D. Laubichler,Gerd B. Müller
Abstract and conceptual versions became an crucial device for interpreting the flood of hugely unique empirical info generated in recent times by means of complicated recommendations within the biosciences. Scientists are constructing new modeling concepts for studying info, integrating effects into the conceptual framework of theoretical biology, and formulating new hypotheses. In Modeling Biology, major students examine new modeling recommendations within the domain names of morphology, improvement, habit, and evolution. The emphasis on versions within the organic sciences has been followed through a brand new specialise in conceptual matters and a extra complicated knowing of epistemological techniques. individuals to Modeling Biology talk about types and modeling ideas from the views of philosophy, heritage, and utilized arithmetic. person chapters talk about particular methods to modeling in such domain names as organic shape, improvement, and behaviour. ultimately, the booklet 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 college of existence Sciences at Arizona country college. 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 college of Vienna. he's a coeditor of Origination of Organismal shape (MIT Press, 2003) and atmosphere, improvement, Evolution (MIT Press, 2003).