Robust Design: A Repertoire of Biological, Ecological, and Engineering Case Studies

Paperback | February 16, 2005

EditorErica Jen

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Robust Design brings together 16 chapters by an eminent group of authors in a wide range of fields presenting aspects of robustness in biological, ecological, and computational systems. The volme is the first to address robustness in biological, ecological, and computational systems. It is anoutgrowth of a new research program on robustness at the Sante Fe Institute founded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. For those interested in complexity or interdisciplinary science, robustness is seen as currently among the most intellectually active and promising research areas withimportant applications in all fields of science, business, and economics.

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Robust Design brings together 16 chapters by an eminent group of authors in a wide range of fields presenting aspects of robustness in biological, ecological, and computational systems. The volme is the first to address robustness in biological, ecological, and computational systems. It is anoutgrowth of a new research program on robus...

Erica Jen is at Santa Fe Institute.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:February 16, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195165330

ISBN - 13:9780195165333

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Table of Contents

Erica Jen: Introduction1. Erica Jen: Stable or Robust? What's the Difference?2. R.C. Lewontin and Peter J.E. Goss: Development Canalization, Stochasticity, and Robustness3. Joachim Hermisson and Gunter P. Wagner: Evolution of Phenotypic Robustness4. Christopher A. Voight, Stephen L. Mayo, Zhen-Gang Wang, and Frances Arnold: Principles and Parameters of Molecular Robustness in Evolution5. Eve Marder and Dirk Bucher: Robustness in Neuronal Systems: The Balance Between Homeostasis, Plasticity, and Modulation6. Colleen T. Webb and Simon A. Levin: Cross-System Perspectives on the Ecology and Evolution of Resilience7. Brian Walker, Garry Peterson, John M. Anderies, Ann Kinzig, and Steve Carpenter: Robustness in Ecosystems8. Douglas H. Erwin: Robustness in the History of Life?9. Stephanie Forrest, Justin Balthrop, Matthew Glickman, and David Ackley: Computation in the Wild10. Walter Willinger and John Doyle: Robustness and the Internet: Design and Evolution11. John C. Doyle, Steven H. Low, Fernando Paganini, Glen Vinnicombe, Walter Willinger, and Pablo Parrilo: Robustness and the Internet: Theoretical FoundationsIndex.

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"A wide community of scientists and engineers, who increasingly rely on interdisciplinary efforts to tack their research problems, will appreciate the systems-level perspective their book provides. The authors make a nice attempt to present a comprehensive picture of a systems-level propertywith wide-reaching implications."-- Quarterly Review of Biology