More recently (primarily as a result of funding policy changes at the American National Science Foundation around 2000), some researchers have begun to use the term Biocomplexity in a narrower sense to denote the complex behavioral, biological, social, chemical, and physical interactions of living organisms with their environment. This subfield of biocomplexity is relatively new and encompasses other domains like biodiversity, ecology etc..
The aim of biocomplexity research is to provide quantitative models of complex biological phenomena both to understand them in their own right and to interpret and guide quantiative biomedical experimentation.
Biocomplexity is also the name of a journal which was meant to be published by Kluwer. A disappointingly low number of submitted manuscripts resulted in the publisher cancelling the journals launch issue.
Biocomplexity Blooms in NSF's Research Garden.(special competition for research on 'biocomplexity' by the National Science Foundation)
Dec 10, 1999; Director Rita Colwell hopes to persuade both politicians and scientists that a hard-to-define term is the hottest research game...