Steven Orzack
Steven Orzack, prominent evolutionary ecologist, visited the MARM group on February 4th. To add to the distinguished company, Hans Metz and Hans Reddingius also joined us. In the morning, Steven gave an informal talk on The emergence of theoretical population biology in the 1960s.
In the afternoon, he gave a lecture entitled Modelling in biology – Past? Present? Future?, in which he highlighted the Dutch contribution to the development of theoretical biology. We concluded the day with a lively discussion on the philosophy of model building in ecology and evolution which continued up to dinner in ‘Da Carlo’.