XXXIV Scientific meetings in the Mediterranean. -Josep Miquel Vidal- Menorca, 9-11th October 2018
Scientists, historians and analysts agree that most likely XXI will be the century of Biology. The augment of the technological capacity to obtain and manage large volumes of data from biological systems should lead biology and, in particular ecology, towards a new theoretical sphere, increasingly grounded on principles and general mechanisms.
In this transition, physics will play an essential role for its capacity for abstract and fundamental reasoning. At the frontier between biology and physics, this revolution is already under way. The significant increase in the availability of data has already put forward relevant quantitative advances on several biological disciplines, among them ecology, ranging from the study of ecosystem functioning to population and behavioral ecology. However, and due to the complexity of the issues that arise, this revolution requires a great deal of synthesis and conceptualization.
This meeting aims to be a meeting point for researchers living in this stimulating frontier, so that they offer us their points of view and the keys that must mark these challenges for the future.