12.517 | Spring 2001 | Graduate

Dynamics of Complex Systems: Ecological Theory

Course Description

In this class we will critically review both classical works and recent literature on ecological theory. Emphasis will be on providing a theoretical and phenomenological foundation for the study of computational models. We will meet twice weekly for roundtable discussions.
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Two spirals of color intermingling at their bases.
The Lorenz attractor is a classic example of chaotic dynamics, an essential discipline for understanding ecological systems. (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.)