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The Resource From Populations to Ecosystems : Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis, Michel Loreau

From Populations to Ecosystems : Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis, Michel Loreau

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From Populations to Ecosystems : Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis
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From Populations to Ecosystems
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Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis
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Michel Loreau
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Language
eng
Summary
The major subdisciplines of ecology--population ecology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, and evolutionary ecology--have diverged increasingly in recent decades. What is critically needed today is an integrated, real-world approach to ecology that reflects the interdependency of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. From Populations to Ecosystems proposes an innovative theoretical synthesis that will enable us to advance our fundamental understanding of ecological systems and help us to respond to today's emerging global ecological crisis. Michel Loreau begins by explaining how the principles of population dynamics and ecosystem functioning can be merged. He then addresses key issues in the study of biodiversity and ecosystems, such as functional complementarity, food webs, stability and complexity, material cycling, and metacommunities. Loreau describes the most recent theoretical advances that link the properties of individual populations to the aggregate properties of communities, and the properties of functional groups or trophic levels to the functioning of whole ecosystems, placing special emphasis on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Finally, he turns his attention to the controversial issue of the evolution of entire ecosystems and their properties, laying the theoretical foundations for a genuine evolutionary ecosystem ecology. --From publisher's description
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Series statement
Monographs in population biology
Series volume
46
From Populations to Ecosystems : Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis, Michel Loreau
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From Populations to Ecosystems : Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis, Michel Loreau
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7s78j
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
Population and ecosystem approaches in ecology -- The maintenance and functional consequences of species diversity -- Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning -- Food webs, interaction webs, and ecosystem functioning -- Stability and complexity of ecosystems : new perspectives on an old debate -- Material cycling and the overall functioning of ecosystems -- Spatial dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning : metacommunities and meta-ecosystems -- Evolution of ecosystems and ecosystem properties -- Postface : toward an integrated, predictive ecology
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