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1 May 2004 A New Kind of Ecology?
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Mathematical models have a long history of use for understanding ecological systems. In a recent book, A New Kind of Science, Steve Wolfram calls into question traditional modeling approaches and calls for the increased application of cellular automata (CA) models in all areas of scientific inquiry. With reference to Wolfram's book, we review the past uses of CA models in ecology and discuss the relative utility of using traditional models versus CA models to understand ecological communities.

JANE MOLOFSKY and JAMES D. BEVER "A New Kind of Ecology?," BioScience 54(5), (1 May 2004). https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2004)054[0440:ANKOE]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 May 2004
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