12.517 Dynamics of Complex Systems: Complexity in Ecology

Spring 2000

Food web.

An example of a food web diagram. (Courtesy of USGS.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete reading list and student presentation topics in the assignments section.

Course Description

In this class we will critically review both classical works and recent literature on complexity in ecology. The emphasis will be on developing quantitative theories in the context of experimental and observational data. We will meet twice weekly for roundtable discussions.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Daniel Rothman

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate