12.517 | Spring 2000 | Graduate

Dynamics of Complex Systems: Complexity in Ecology


Student Presentation Topics

The final assignment for students in Dynamics of Complex Systems is a formal presentation before the class on recent research relevant to the topics discussed earlier in class.  Each student is assigned either one paper or two closely related papers to read and study.  Students should prepare to be “experts” on the paper(s) assigned for their talks; each presentation should last approximately one hour with time alloted for questions.

  1. Niche Webs
  2. Dynamic Food Webs
  3. Island Area and Flora
  4. Biodiversity-biomass Relationships
  5. Allometric Scaling
  6. Dynamic Spatial Models
  7. Case Study: Johnston Atoll
  8. Remote Sensing of Phytoplankton

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2000