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our PNAS paper on metabolic theory and ecosystem properties

Our PNAS paper on how "Metabolic theory predicts ecosystem properties" just came out.  In it, we present theory that integrates metabolic (organism-based bottom-up) and systems (ecosystem-based top-down) approaches to characterize how the metabolism of individuals affects the flows and stores of materials and energy in ecosystems. Our approach provides a powerful way to understand the roles of organisms in ecosystem processes at scales from local habitats to the biosphere, which is required for addressing the impacts of human-caused changes in climate, land use, and biodiversity. 

View this paper on our PUBLICATIONS page.

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