IGN 10-1
Why constraint based approaches to ecology?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
101C, Minneapolis Convention Center
S.K. Morgan Ernest, Department of Biology, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Ecology is complicated. Even simple ecosystems consist of numerous species interacting with each other, moving between habitats, interacting with a variable environment, and evolving. However, even in this complex setting, there are strong constraints that structure nature and reduce the range of possible structures and dynamics that will be observed. Focusing on these constraints and how they operate can provide some structure to an otherwise complicated world.