FROM COMPLEXITY TO SIMPLICITYA critical evaluation of standard models
HIGHLIGHTSThe Biophysics behind the Ecology
UNIFICATION AND UNIVERSALITY
In statistical mechanics, universality is the observation that there are properties for a large class of systems that are independent of the dynamical details of the system.
Classical diffusion (Brownian motion compliant, including correlated random walk) is one example of such a universality class.
However, there are many more classes with relevance to animal space use. In this book eight universality classes of animal movement are for the first time unified into a common biophysical framework, conceptualized as the scaling cube.