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1. Key Concepts
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Class Schedule: Week 2, Key Concepts Continued
Wednesday, April 10: We move from general concepts to models, and explore the models used by resilience theorists in light of the general theory of model-building and the "modeler's dilemma," as laid out in Richard Levins's "The Strategy of Model Building in Population Biology." You should first read Levins's article. Then a group of you will be assigned to read, in addition, a pair of the articles below, and by 10:00 a.m please post a 200-300 word commentary on how the types of models employed in your pair of articles deals with the issues raised by Levins. In class, we will first discuss the implications of Levins's model of models in general, and then the members of each group will present a 5-10 minute summary of the issues in modeling raised by your articles; these summaries should lead into general discussions of these issues.
Group 1: General models of adaptive cycles,