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Modeling Biology Structures, Behaviors, Evolution

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By: Manfred D Laubichler(Editor), Gerd B Müller(Editor)
396 pages, b/w photos, illustrations, tables
Publisher: MIT Press
Modeling Biology
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  • Modeling Biology ISBN: 9780262122917 Hardback Oct 2007 Out of Print #168485
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Abstract and conceptual models have become an indispensable tool for analyzing the flood of highly detailed empirical data generated in recent years by advanced techniques in the biosciences. Scientists are developing new modeling strategies for analyzing data, integrating results into the conceptual framework of theoretical biology, and formulating new hypotheses. In Modeling Biology, leading scholars investigate new modeling strategies in the domains of morphology, development, behavior, and evolution.

The emphasis on models in the biological sciences has been accompanied by a new focus on conceptual issues and a more complex understanding of epistemological concepts. Contributors to Modeling Biology discuss models and modeling strategies from the perspectives of philosophy, history, and applied mathematics. Individual chapters discuss specific approaches to modeling in such domains as biological form, development, and behavior. Finally, Modeling Biology addresses the modeling of these properties in the context of evolution, with a particular emphasis on the emerging field of evolutionary developmental biology (or evo-devo).

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Manfred D. Laubichler is Assistant Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. He is the coeditor of From Embryology to Evo-Devo (2007).

Gerd B. Müller is Professor and Head of the Deparment of Theoretical Biology at the University of Vienna. He is a coeditor of Origination of Organismal Form (2003) and Environment, Development, Evolution (2003).


Contributors:
- Giorgio 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

Out of Print
By: Manfred D Laubichler(Editor), Gerd B Müller(Editor)
396 pages, b/w photos, illustrations, tables
Publisher: MIT Press
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"Modeling Biology explores the epistemic role of a wide variety of models and modeling practices in contemporary biology. Using examples from current research in morphology, development, behavior, and evolution, the contributors offer critical reflections on the intricate interplay of experiment and model-building, as creative imaginations equipped with the power of modern computing search for the patterns that underlie and inform the complex variety of the living world. In a nice twist, the authors show how models have grown and evolved with their subjects, thus taking on their own form of life."
– Michael S. Mahoney, Program in History of Science, Princeton University

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