Richard Levins is a biologist best known for co-authoring (with Richard Lewontin) the highly praised book, The Dialectical Biologist. He founded Science for Vietnam and was a long time member of Science for the People in the United States. He rejected nomination to the National Academy of Science in the early 1970s because of that organisation's role as an adviser to the government's war effort in Vietnam. He is a mathematical ecologist and the originator of metapopulation theory, the community matrix and loop analysis approach to stability, species packing and limiting similarity, among other topics.
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Dr. Richard Levins, Harvard School of Public Health