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Perspectives of biophysical ecology.

Author: David M Gates; Rudolf B Schmerl; University of Michigan. Biological Station.
Publisher: New York, Springer-Verlag, 1975.
Series: Ecological studies, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Gates; Rudolf B Schmerl; University of Michigan. Biological Station.
ISBN: 3540067434 9783540067436 0387067434 9780387067438
OCLC Number: 1031395
Notes: Papers presented at a symposium held at the University of Michigan, Biological Station, Aug. 20-24, 1973.
Description: xiii, 609 pages illustrations 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Biophysical Ecology.- 1. Introduction: Biophysical Ecology.- I. Analytical Models of Plants.- 2. Photosynthetic Model.- 3. Mesophyll Resistances.- 4. Model of Leaf Photosynthesis and Respiration.- 5. Optimal Leaf Form.- 6. Aspects of Predicting Gross Photosynthesis (Net Photosynthesis Plus Light and Dark Respiration) For an Energy-Metabolic Balance in the Plant.- II. Extreme Climate and Plant Productivity.- 7. Gas-Exchange Strategies in Desert Plants.- 8. Photosynthesis of Desert Plants as Influenced by Internal and External Factors.- 9. Field Measurements of Carbon Dioxide Exchange in Some Woody Perennials.- 10. Environmental Stresses and Inherent Limitations Affecting CO2 Exchange in Evergreen Sclerophylls in Mediterranean Climates.- III. Water Transport and Environmental Control of Diffusion.- 11. Regulation of Water Transport in the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum.- 12. Environmental Influence on Total Water Consumption by Whole Plants.- 13. Light Intensity and Leaf Temperature as Determining Factors in Diffusion Resistance.- 14. Photosynthesis in Developing Plant Canopies.- 15. Energy Exchange and Plant Survival on Disturbed Lands.- IV. Theoretical Models of Animals.- 16. Heat-Transfer Analysis of Animals: Some Implications for Field Ecology, Physiology and Evolution.- 17. Body Size, Insulation, and Optimum Body Temperatures of Homeotherms.- 18. Use of Climate Diagrams to Describe Microhabitats Occupied by Belding Ground Squirrels and to Predict Rates of Change of Body Temperature.- 19. Water and Energy Relations of Terrestrial Amphibians: Insights from Mechanistic Modeling.- 20. Environmental Constraints on Some Predator-Prey Interactions.- 21. Experimental and Fossil Evidence for the Evolution of Tetrapod Bioenergetics.- V. Observation of Animal Body Temperatures.- 22. Rates of Post-flight Cooling in Sphinx Moths.- 23. Energetics of Occupied Hummingbird Nests.- 24. Factors in the Energy Budget of Mountain Hummingbirds.- 25. On the Physiological Significance of the Preferred Body Temperatures of Reptiles.- 26. Preferred Body Temperatures of Small Birds and Rodents: Behavioral and Physiological Determinations of Variable Set Points.- VI. Energy-Transfer Studies of Animals.- 27. Energy Balance in the Resting and Exercising Rabbit.- 28. Thermal Exchange, Physiology, and Behavior of White-Tailed Deer.- 29. Convective Energy Transfer in Fur.- 30. Conduction and Radiation in Artificial Fur.- 31. Microclimate and Energy Flow in the Marine Rocky Intertidal.- 32. Conclusions: The Challenge of the Future for Biophysical Ecology.
Series Title: Ecological studies, v. 12.
Responsibility: Edited by David M. Gates and Rudolf B. Schmerl.
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