- The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity
- Editorial Board
- Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
- The Future of Interdisciplinarity: An Introduction to the 2nd Edition
- Knowledge Formations: An Analytic Framework
- Typologies of Interdisciplinarity: The Boundary Work of Definition
- The Need for Disciplines in the Modern Research University
- Interdisciplinary Cases and Disciplinary Knowledge: Epistemic Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research
- The Military-Industrial Route to Interdisciplinarity
- Physical Sciences
- Interdisciplinarity and the Earth Sciences: Transcending Limitations of the Knowledge Paradigm
- Interdisciplinarity in the Biological Sciences
- Mathematics and Root Interdisciplinarity: Historical Perspectives
- Integrating the Social Sciences: Area Studies, Quantitative Methods, and Problem-Oriented Research
- Interdisciplinary Arts
- Interdisciplining Humanities: A Historical Overview
- Digital Humanities: The Role of Interdisciplinary Humanities in the Information Age
- A Field of Its Own: The Emergence of Science and Technology Studies
- Cognitive Science
- Media and Communication
- Situating Feminist Studies
- Humane Smart Cities
- Interdisciplinarity in Ethics
- An Ethics of Interdisciplinary Research
- Interdisciplinary Learning: A Cognitive-Epistemological Foundation
- Comparing Methods for Cross-Disciplinary Research
- Systems Thinking
- Innovation, Interdisciplinarity, and Creative Destruction
- Addressing Wicked Problems through Transdisciplinary Research
- Managing Consensus in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Teams: Tasks and Expertise
- Understanding Cross-Disciplinary Team-Based Research: Concepts and Conceptual Models from the Science of Team Science
- The Policy Sciences as a Transdisciplinary Approach for Policy Studies
- Sustainability Sciences: Political and Epistemological Approaches
- Religious Studies and Religious Practice
- Interdisciplinarity in the Fields of Law, Justice, and Criminology
- Health Research, Practice, and Education
- New Public Service through Coproduction
- Information Research on Interdisciplinarity
- Computation and Simulation
- Taming Wickedness by Interdisciplinary Design
- Interdisciplinarity and the Institutional Context of Knowledge in the American Research University
- Peer Review, Interdisciplinarity, and Serendipity
- Interdisciplinarity in Research Evaluation
- The Challenge of Funding Interdisciplinary Research: A Look inside Public Research Funding Agencies
- Toward a New Discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences
- Administering Interdisciplinary Programs
- Interdisciplinarity and the Student Voice
- Interdisciplinary Pedagogies in Higher Education
- Doctoral Student and Early Career Academic Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity
- Facilitating Interdisciplinary Scholars
Abstract and Keywords
The biological sciences have long benefited from the intellectual and pragmatic input of ideas and techniques from other disciplines, including medicine, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics. “Interdisciplinarity in the Biological Sciences” discusses the synergies that have emerged from the integration of these disciplines into the biological sciences, and uses examples to strongly advocate for such approaches. The reach of biology extends well beyond the sciences and technology into interdisciplinary interactions within the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Finally, interdisciplinary collaboration between various scientists, engineers, and mathematicians is not without its pitfalls and impediments, from both an individual and institutional perspective, so some potential hurdles to effective interdisciplinary research are outlined.
Warren Burggren, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Texas. Burggren’s research focuses on developmental and evolutionary comparative physiology. During his career as a researcher and educator he has been a visiting professor at universities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, Panama, and Taiwan, and has given hundreds of invited lectures in a dozen countries. Burggren has published more than 250 journal articles and book chapters, and has written edited or coedited nearly 20 books, including a widely used textbook in Animal.
Kent Chapman, PhD, is a Regents Professor of Biochemistry at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, where he has developed an internationally recognized research program in plant biochemistry and cell biology. His research focuses on cellular signaling pathways, lipid metabolism, and mechanisms of lipid storage. Since 2003 Chapman has been director of the UNT Center for Plant Lipid Research. Chapman has also served as program director at the US National Science Foundation’s Division of Integrative Organismal Systems.
Bradley B. Keller MD, is the Kosair Charities Endowed Chair and director of the Pediatric Heart Research Program in the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute at the University of Louisville and the vice chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics. His research program identifies the biomechanical origins of congenital heart disease and develops engineered cardiac tissues for cardiac repair and regeneration with National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Heart Association (AHA), and foundation support. He also provides clinical care to children and adults with congenital heart disease.
Michael Monticino PhD, is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of North Texas. He has served in many leadership roles as a university administrator and in private industry. Most recently, he was president of Academic Analytics LLC, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for US research universities. Previously, he was vice president of advancement, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and dean of the Toulouse Graduate School. He is currently serving as special assistant to the president at the University of North Texas.
John S. Torday PhD, is a professor of pediatrics and of evolutionary medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He has published 180 peer-reviewed articles on lung development and disease, and is currently coprincipal investigator on an NIH grant studying the epigenetic inheritance of asthma. He has published 40 peer-reviewed papers on the evolution of vertebrate physiology and two books on this subject. He was previously a professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland (1991–1998), and at Harvard (1976–1991).
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