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Completeness and Craft Standards in Ecological Theory

  • L. B. Slobodkin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 39)

Abstract

Clearly, good science permits us to “understand nature,” i.e. to explain or predict or both. Exactly what is meant by this is unclear and varies between intellectual traditions. Since the publication of the seminal works by Volterra, theoretical ecology has continued to involve an interplay between natural history, applied mathematics, and genetics. While the curious tensions between these three traditions may not have been critical during the early pioneering stages of ecological development, they now require examination.

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Relative Fitness Species List Ecological Theory Adaptive Landscape Wild Cherry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. B. Slobodkin
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  1. 1.Ecology and Evolution DepartmentState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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