The Dynamical Theory of Coevolution

  title={The Dynamical Theory of Coevolution},
  author={Ulf Dieckmann},
Theory of The Theory of The ULF DIECKMANN Stellingen 1. Derivations from individual-based models are a necessary antidote against hidden assumptions and vague concepts in models for higher levels of biological complexity. 2. Ecological theory needs to give attention to predictions and conclusions that are both explicitly conditional and qualitative. 3. When bridging mathematical models to ecological applications, convergence to limit arguments ought to be analysed by perturbation expansions. 4… CONTINUE READING


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