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From Populations to Ecosystems:
Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis (MPB-46)
Michel Loreau

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"Michel Loreau has bravely, and successfully, built a new unified framework that harmonizes the disparate, and often conflicting, fields of population biology, community ecology, and ecosystem ecology. This book provides an exciting stimulus for new efforts to test and verify the rich array of insights that he provides."--Harold Mooney, Stanford University

"Understanding global diversity has primarily been the business of evolutionary biologists, ecologists, and, only recently, the new breed of ecosystem/community ecologists, with little synthesis. In From Populations to Ecosystems, we can begin to see how these might all come together. This book is a valuable contribution, and will garner a wide readership."--Shahid Naeem, Columbia University

"Loreau has crafted a significant volume that makes an important and timely addition to the literature on ecology. He writes clearly, even when he is grappling with thorny theoretical problems. No other author out there could have carried off the synthesis he provides. I predict that From Populations to Ecosystems will prove to be an invaluable resource for years to come."--Robert D. Holt, University of Florida

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