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020 _ _ a| 9780691122694
020 _ _ a| 9780691122700
020 _ _ a| 9781400834167
040 _ _ a| DLC
c| DLC
044 _ _ a| nju
100 1 _ a| Loreau, Michel
245 1 0 a| From populations to ecosystems
c| Michel Loreau
h| Libro electrónico
b| theoretical foundations for a new ecological synthesis
260 _ _ a| Princeton
b| Princeton University Press
c| c2010
300 _ _ a| xiv, 297 p.
b| il.
c| 25 cm.
440 _ 0 a| Monographs in population biology
504 _ _ a| Incluye bibliografía e índice (p. 269-290)
505 2 _ a| Acknowledgments.. Preface: On unifying approaches in ecology.. Chapter 1.- Population and ecosystem approaches in ecology.. Chapter 2.- The maintenance and functional consequences of species diversity.. Chapter 3.- Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.. Chapter 4.- Food webs, interaction webs, and ecosystem functioning.. Chapter 5.- Stability and complexity of ecosystems: New perspectives on an old debate.. Chapter 6.- Material cycling and the overall functioning of ecosystems.. Chapter 7.- Spatial dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: Metacommunities and meta-ecosystems.. Chapter 8.- Evolution of ecosystems and ecosystem properties.. Chapter 9.- Postface: toward an integrated, predictive ecology.. References.. Index.. Back matter
506 _ _ a| Acceso electrónico sólo para usuarios de ECOSUR
520 1 _ a| 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 Ecosystemsproposes 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 Populations to Ecosystemspoints the way to a much-needed synthesis in ecology, one that offers a fuller understanding of ecosystem processes in the natural world.
533 _ _ a| Reproducción electrónica
538 _ _ a| Disponible en formato PDF
541 _ _ a| Subscripción a ELSEVIER
d| 26 de diciembre del 2013
650 _ 4 a| Ecología
650 _ 4 a| Biodiversity
650 _ 4 a| Biología de población
902 _ _ a| Egner
904 _ _ a| Junio 2015
905 _ _ a| Acervo
905 _ _ a| Biblioelectrónica
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From populations to ecosystems: theoretical foundations for a new ecological synthesis [Libro electrónico] / Michel Loreau
Loreau, Michel (autor)
Editor: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010
Serie: (Monographs in population biology)
Nota: Acceso electrónico sólo para usuarios de ECOSUR
ISBN: 9780691122694
9780691122700
9781400834167
Descripción: xiv, 297 p. : il. ; 25 cm.
Nota: Incluye bibliografía e índice (p. 269-290)
No. de sistema: 54862
Tipo: Libro
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Acknowledgments
Preface: On unifying approaches in ecology
Chapter 1.- Population and ecosystem approaches in ecology
Chapter 2.- The maintenance and functional consequences of species diversity
Chapter 3.- Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Chapter 4.- Food webs, interaction webs, and ecosystem functioning
Chapter 5.- Stability and complexity of ecosystems: New perspectives on an old debate
Chapter 6.- Material cycling and the overall functioning of ecosystems
Chapter 7.- Spatial dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: Metacommunities and meta-ecosystems
Chapter 8.- Evolution of ecosystems and ecosystem properties
Chapter 9.- Postface: toward an integrated, predictive ecology
References
Index
Back matter

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"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 Ecosystemsproposes 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 Populations to Ecosystemspoints the way to a much-needed synthesis in ecology, one that offers a fuller understanding of ecosystem processes in the natural world."


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