Modelling the Dynamics of Biological Systems

Nonlinear Phenomena and Pattern Formation

  • Erik Mosekilde
  • Ole G. Mouritsen

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Erik Mosekilde, Ole G. Mouritsen
      Pages 1-3
  3. Pattern Formation in Chemical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. S. C. Müller, A. Warda, V. S. Zykov
      Pages 7-22
    3. Igor Schreiber, Miloš Marek
      Pages 23-47
    4. P. Borckmans, O. Jensen, V. O. Pannbacker, E. Mosekilde, G. Dewel, A. De Wit
      Pages 48-73
  4. Biological Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Ole G. Mouritsen, Kent Jørgensen, John Hjort Ipsen, M. M. Sperotto
      Pages 77-100
    3. J. R. Thomson, Wm Cowan, K. R. Elder, Ph. Daviet, G. Soga, Z. Zhang et al.
      Pages 101-127
  5. Dynamics of Biological Macromolecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Olaf S. Andersen, Jens A. Lundbæk, Jeffrey Girshman
      Pages 131-155
  6. Physiological Control Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. N.-H. Holstein-Rathlou, K. H. Chon, D. J. Marsh, V. Z. Marmarelis
      Pages 167-185
    3. Li. Mosekilde, J. S. Thomsen, E. Mosekilde
      Pages 186-204
    4. Henrik Seidel, Hanspeter Herzel
      Pages 205-229
    5. Anne Beuter, Anne de Geoffroy
      Pages 230-248
  7. Complex Ecologies and Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Jacqueline M. McGlade
      Pages 251-268
    3. H. Flyvbjerg, P. Bak, M. H. Jensen, K. Sneppen
      Pages 269-288
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 289-297

About this book


The development of a proper theoretical description of the living world today poses one of the most significant challenges to science. In this interdisciplinary work, leading scientists in biology, physics, computer science and mathematics have joinded forces to present and tackle some of the open problems. They demonstrate that the concepts and methods of the newly developed fields of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems theory, combined with irreversible thermodynamics and far-from-equilibrium statistical mechanics, enable us to make progress with many of these problems. The book will interest all researchers and students involved in seeking an integrative approach to the frontiers of biological science.


complex system living systems mathematics mechanics statistical mechanics thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik Mosekilde
    • 1
  • Ole G. Mouritsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Physical ChemistryTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79292-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79290-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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