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Comments on “the return of information theory”

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Trancón y Widemann, Baltasar ; Bogner, Christina:
Comments on “the return of information theory”.
In: arXiv. (2016) . - 1602.05056v1.

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We criticize the article "Quantifying sustainability: Resilience, efficiency and the return of information theory" (Ulanowicz et al., Ecological Complexity, 2009) for its presentation of information theory to an audience of ecologists. We find that the formulation and use of basic IT concepts are unnecessarily obscure, deliberately incompatible with standard terminology, and in places just mathematically wrong. We lift some of the confusion by correcting errors, dissecting ambiguities and using standard terminology wherever possible. We believe that clear and rigorous presentations are necessary in order to enable information theoreticians and ecologists to engage in a fruitful dialogue

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: No
Additional notes: BAYCEER136393
Submitted to Ecological Complexity, 2012
Rejected without review
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Ecological Modelling
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 07:08
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 06:41
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/33948