Dynamic energy budget theory restores coherence in biology.

  title={Dynamic energy budget theory restores coherence in biology.},
  author={T{\^a}nia Sousa and Tiago Domingos and J-C Poggiale and Sebastiaan A. L. M. Kooijman},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={365 1557},
We present the state of the art of the development of dynamic energy budget theory, and its expected developments in the near future within the molecular, physiological and ecological domains. The degree of formalization in the set-up of the theory, with its roots in chemistry, physics, thermodynamics, evolution and the consistent application of Occam's razor, is discussed. We place the various contributions in the theme issue within this theoretical setting, and sketch the scope of actual and… CONTINUE READING