Geometric Biology

The Centre for Geometric Biology in the Faculty of Science is developing and testing a new theory for how and why organisms grow. Geometric biology allows us to understand the dynamics of how living things convert energy flows into mass, and how the size and shape of organisms ultimately determine these flows. The Geometric Theory of Biology allows us to predict how things function, grow, and change; be they tumours, schools of fish, or whole forests. Researchers from the Centre are utilising this theory to focus on how the net flux of energy (the energy acquired through food, photosynthesis, or chemosynthesis minus the energy lost to metabolism) changes with a living thing’s size.

Other SDGs:

SDG 14 Life Below Water