By Manfred D. Laubichler,Gerd B. Müller
Abstract and conceptual types became an fundamental device for studying the flood of hugely targeted empirical information generated in recent times by way of complex thoughts within the biosciences. Scientists are constructing new modeling recommendations for interpreting information, 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 types within the organic sciences has been followed through a brand new specialise in conceptual matters and a extra advanced realizing of epistemological techniques. participants to Modeling Biology speak about types and modeling recommendations from the views of philosophy, background, and utilized arithmetic. person chapters speak about particular ways to modeling in such domain names as organic shape, improvement, and behaviour. eventually, the booklet addresses the modeling of those houses 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 university 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 collage of Vienna. he's a coeditor of Origination of Organismal shape (MIT Press, 2003) and setting, improvement, Evolution (MIT Press, 2003).