Theory: Biological systems organize to maximize entropy production subject to information and biophysicochemical constraints.

NSF Advancing Theory in Biology (ATB) Project (EF-0928742) Web Site.
Project proposal can be found here.
Numerical modeling work is also supported in part by NSF Grants CBET-0756562 and OCE-0852263

This site was started on 15 Sep 2010 and is currently active with minimal support from PIE-LTER

Contacts Joe Vallino (e:, www:

Julie Huber (e:, www:

Nuria Fernandez Gonzalez (

Experimental data are listed here (see menu as well):

ATBexp1 - Cycling microcosm energy input to examine how entropy production is averaged over time by microbial methanotrophic communities.