Metabolic Ecology:A Scaling Approach

Sibly, Richard M., Brown, James H. and Kodric-Brown, Astrid, eds. (2012) Metabolic Ecology:A Scaling Approach. Wiley, Chichester, UK. ISBN 9780470671535

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Most of ecology is about metabolism: the ways that organisms use energy and materials. The energy requirements of individuals - their metabolic rates - vary predictably with their body size and temperature. Ecological interactions are exchanges of energy and materials between organisms and their environments. So metabolic rate affects ecological processes at all levels: individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. Each chapter focuses on a different process, level of organization, or kind of organism. It lays a conceptual foundation and presents empirical examples. Together, the chapters provide an integrated framework that holds the promise for a unified theory of ecology.

Item Type: Book
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 21:46
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 00:32
DOI: 10.1002/9781119968535

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