Ottermanns, Richard, Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Ing. (UBC)

Leader of the Working Group Computational Ecology (COPE)

Raum: 42C 251
Telefon: +49 (0) 241 / 80-26688
Fax: +49 (0) 241 / 80-22182
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Research area

Our research is focused on patterns and processes dynamical systems, mainly ecological populations and communities. Most important research topics are:

  • NODYN: Non-linear dynamics - Bifurcation and its implications for ecological resilience
  • ENTRO: Entropy - Self-organized ecosystem integrity and its relation to negentropic information flow
  • LIMMO: Limitations in ecological modelling - Epistemological consequences of Gödel‘s incompleteness theorems
  • ECNET: Ecological networks - Machine learning algorithms for the integration of theory and observations
  • ECOMP: Complexity in ecological structure and dynamics

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  • Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsphilosophie (GWP)
  • Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)
  • Research Institute for Ecosystem Analysis and Assessment RWTH Aachen University (gaiac)

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