Probabilities of encounters between objects in biological systems: meta-observer view.

@article{Nakajima2001ProbabilitiesOE,
  title={Probabilities of encounters between objects in biological systems: meta-observer view.},
  author={Toshiyuki Nakajima},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={211 4},
  pages={347-63}
}
Encounters between objects play a crucial role in creating specific patterns of organization in many biological systems. This paper explores a general, quantitative principle of encounter probabilities, applicable over various levels of organization, as a fundamental step toward a comprehensive theory of biological probability ranging from cells through organisms to ecological communities. Based on the cognizers-system model, a general description of encounter probabilities in a finite position… CONTINUE READING