June 20th, 2006

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МЕТОДОЛОГИЯ

И Nature и Science отметили книгу:

Ron Amundson The Changing Role of the Embryo in Evolutionary Thought: Roots of Evo-Devo , Cambridge University Press, 2005
На страничке автора можно скачать ряд PDF Bibliography


"Элементы" рекламируют книгу коллектива авторов:
Математическое моделирование в экологии: Историко-методологический анализ

Несмотря на название содержание книги шире: она о научном методе, применимости моделей, об «ученом незнании» и рациональной вере в науку.


John A Hewitt
"A Habit of Lies" - How Scientists Cheat - в т.ч. "осцилляторная" модель клетки

см. также
http://nature-wonder.livejournal.com/36819.html - "фазовая" модель клетки
homuncul

БИОЛОГИЯ

concept of the “extended phenotype”: ecosystem genetics


Upon this concept we propose three hypotheses:
1) Biodiversity is an emergent property of extended phenotypes.
2) Community structure, biodiversity and ecosystem processes are heritable.
3) Ecological feedback loops result in genetic covariance and community evolution.

Publications


Nature Reviews Genetics, July 2006
A framework for community and ecosystem genetics: from genes to ecosystems

Can heritable traits in a single species affect an entire ecosystem? Recent studies show that such traits in a common tree have predictable effects on community structure and ecosystem processes. Because these 'community and ecosystem phenotypes' have a genetic basis and are heritable, we can begin to apply the principles of population and quantitative genetics to place the study of complex communities and ecosystems within an evolutionary framework. This framework could allow us to understand, for the first time, the genetic basis of ecosystem processes, and the effect of such phenomena as climate change and introduced transgenic organisms on entire communities.