Topical Collection "Do Entropic Approaches Improve Understanding of Biology?"

A topical collection in Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This collection belongs to the section "Entropy and Biology".

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Prof. William B. Sherwin
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Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Science, UNSW Sydney, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
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Interests: molecular ecology; evolutionary genetics; biodiversity; genomics, transciptomics; mathematics of forecasting and measuring biodiversity; conservation genetics and demography; endangered harvested and invasive species; evolutionary ecology of parentage, relatedness and group formation, especially in dolphins
Prof. Dr. Robert Niven
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School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Canberra, ACT, 2600, Australia
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Interests: Bayesian and maximum entropy methods for the analysis of engineering and scientific systems; theoretical foundations of Bayesian inference, Bayesian estimation and plausible reasoning; entropy-based inference and extremum methods; Bayesian risk assessment; heuristics and methods for the selection of prior probabilities; probabilistic transport and evolution equations and operators
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Dear Colleagues,

Biology and medicine, from molecules to landscapes, are ideally suited to entropy or information approaches, because biological systems are highly variable, with stochastic processes of Innovation, Transmission, Adaptation and Movement.  We are now seeing many papers being published for all biological levels from biomolecules to landscapes. However,  these papers often do not assess whether the entropic approach actually gives a better performance than other forecasts or measures.  Therefore this Topical Issue of ‘Entropy’ encourages the submission of manuscripts that do such comparisons, using either or both simulations and biological data.

We encourage authors to make their contribution accessible to a wide range of science graduates, without compromising scientific content or flow, for example via a table of symbols and jargon, containing definitions understandable to most science graduates. We also encourage the addition of a supplementary short (e.g., three-minute) video, which explains in plain language the general significance of the major finding(s).

Prof. William B. Sherwin
Prof. Dr. Robert Niven
Guest Editors

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