Robert May (1936–)
1798 Thomas Malthus argues that human populations will increase at an ever-faster rate, inevitably causing suffering.
1845 Belgian demographist Pierre-François Verhulst argues that checks to population growth will increase in line with population growth itself.
1987 Per Bak, Chao Tang, and Kurt Wiesenfeld, a research team in New York, describe “self-organized criticality”—elements within a system interacting spontaneously to produce change.
2014 Japanese ecologist George Sugihari uses a chaos theory approach called empirical dynamic modeling to produce a more accurate estimate of salmon ...