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Streamlined Complexity

Science  19 Mar 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5409, pp. 1858-1860
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5409.1858a

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Untangling Ecological Complexity The Macroscopic Perspective. Brian A. Maurer. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1999. 261 pp. $50, £39.95. ISBN 0-226-51132-4. Paper, $18, £14.50. ISBN 0-226-51133-2.

Focusing on testable, quantitative models, Maurer provides a framework for linking population, community, and ecosystem ecology with biogeography and evolutionary biology. He offers an approach for applying wider spatial and temporal perspectives to problems in ecology and conservation biology (such as the impact of global climate changes on biodiversity).

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