12.517 Dynamics of Complex Systems: Ecological Theory

Spring 2001

The Lorenz attractor.

The Lorenz attractor is a classic example of chaotic dynamics, an essential discipline for understanding ecological systems. (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.)

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 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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Prof. Daniel Rothman

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session