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1. The History of Acta Biotheoretica and the Nature of Theoretical Biology; Thomas A.C. Reydon, Piet Dullemeijer and Lia Hemerik.- 2. Images of the Genome: From Public Debates to Biology, and Back, and Forth; Cor van der Weele.- 3. The Functional Perspective of Organismal Biology; Arno Wouters.- 4. Infectious Biology: Curse or Blessing? Reflections on Biology in Other Disciplines, with a Case Study of Migraine; Wim J. van der Steen.- 5. The Composite Species Concept: A Rigorous Basis for Cladistic Practice; D.J. Kornet and James W. Mc Allister.- 6. The Wonderful Crucible of Life’s Creation: An Essay on Contingency versus Inevitability of Phylogenetic Development; R. Hengeveld.- 7. The Symbiontic Nature of Metabolic Evolution; S.A.L.M. Kooijman and R. Hengeveld.- 8. The Founder and Allee Effects in the Patch Occupancy Metapopulation Model; Rampal S. Etienne and Lia Hemerik.- 9. Balancing Statistics and Ecology: Lumping Experimental Data for Model Selection; Nelly van der Hoeven, Lia Hemerik and Patrick A. Jansen.- 10. Resilience and Persistence in the Context of Stochastic Population Models; Johan Grasman, Onno A. van Herwaarden and Thomas J. Hagenaars.- 11. Evolution of Specialization and Ecological Character Displacement: Metabolic Plasticity Matters; Martijn Egas.
edited by Thomas A.C. Reydon & Lia Hemerik
The present volume originated in 2001 when we, together with our publishing editors at (then) Kluwer Academic Publishers, realized that the th following year the 50 volume of our journal Acta Biotheoretica would see the light. We felt that this milestone should not pass unnoticed and that the appropriate way to mark it would be the publication of a special volume of papers on theoretical biology. While editing this book during 2003 and early 2004, we realized that another milestone was not far off: in 2005 it will be 70 years ago that the journal was founded. We hope that the book lying before you will serve well to mark both events. The papers collected here have been written on invitation by representatives of the theoretical biology community in The Netherlands. They are intended to reflect the entire spectrum of topics on which Acta Biotheoretica publishes, ranging from philosophy of biology on one end to mathematical biology on the other. All chapters (except our own introductory one) have been peer reviewed according to the standards that are maintained with respect to regular submissions to Acta Biotheoretica.
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