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Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

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 Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach
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Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

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1st Edition

by Richard M. Sibly (Editor), James H. Brown (Editor), Astrid Kodric-Brown (Editor)

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.

The book is intended to be accessible to upper-level undergraduate, and graduate students, but also of interest to senior scientists. Its easy-to-read chapters and clear illustrations can be used in lecture and seminar courses. Together they make for an authoritative treatment that will inspire future generations to study metabolic ecology.

Year:
2012
Pages:
393
Language:
English
Format:
PDF
Size:
10 MB
ISBN-10:
047067153X, 0470671521
ISBN-13:
978-0470671535, 978-0470671528
ASIN:
B007PKELO4, B00E6TPR86, B01K0PZ1EY, B00QAV3TMO