Analogical Thinking in Ecology: Looking beyond Disciplinary Boundaries

@article{Colyvan2010AnalogicalTI,
  title={Analogical Thinking in Ecology: Looking beyond Disciplinary Boundaries},
  author={M. Colyvan and L. Ginzburg},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={85},
  pages={171 - 182}
}
We consider several ways in which a good understanding of modern techniques and principles in physics can elucidate ecology, and we focus on analogical reasoning between these two branches of science. Analogical reasoning requires an understanding of both sciences and an appreciation of the similarities and points of contact between the two. In the current ecological literature on the relationship between ecology and physics, there has been some misunderstanding about the nature of modern… Expand

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