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Metabolic ecology : a scaling approach

Metabolic ecology : a scaling approach

Author: R M Sibly; James H Brown; Astrid Kodric-Brown
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R M Sibly; James H Brown; Astrid Kodric-Brown
ISBN: 047067153X 9780470671535 0470671521 9780470671528
OCLC Number: 777364297
Notes: "This book is accompanied by a companion website: With figures and tables from the book for downloading, together with updates and additional resources"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 375 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Metabolism as the basis for a theoretical unification of ecology / James H. Brown, Richard M. Sibly, and Astrid Kodric-Brown --
Part I: Foundations --
1. Methodological tools / Ethan P. White, Xiao Xiao, Nick J.B. Isaac, and Richard M. Sibly --
2. The metabolic theory of ecology and its central equation / James H. Brown and Richard M. Sibly --
3. Stoichiometry / Michael Kaspari --
4. Modeling metazoan growth and ontogeny / Andrew J. Kerkhoff --
5. Life history / Richard M. Sibly --
6. Behavior / April Hayward, James F. Gillooly, and Astrid Kodric-Brown --
7. Population and community ecology / Nick J.B. Isaac, Chris Carbone, and Brian McGill --
8. Predator-prey relations and food webs / Owen L. Petchey and Jennifer A. Dunne --
9. Ecosystems / Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira and Peter M. Vitousek --
10. Rates of metabolism and evolution / John L. Gittleman and Patrick R. Stephens --
11. Biodiversity and its energetic and thermalcontrols / David Storch --
Part II: Selected Organisms and Topics --
12. Microorganisms / Jordan G. Okie --
13. Phytoplankton / Elena Litchman --
14. Land plants : new theoretical directions and empirical prospects / Brian J. Enquist and Lisa Patrick Bentley --
15. Marine invertebrates / Mary I. O'Connor and John F. Bruno --
16. Insect metabolic rates / James S. Waters and Jon F. Harrison --
17. Terrestrial vertebrates / William Karasov --
18. Seabirds and marine mammals / Daniel P. Costa and Scott A. Shaffer --
19. Parasites / Ryan F. Hechinger, Kevin D. Lafferty, and Armand M. Kuris --
20. Human ecology / Marcus J. Hamilton, Oskar Burger, and Robert S. Walker --
Part III: Practical Applications --
21. Marine ecology and fisheries / Simon Jennings, Ken H. Andersen, and Julia L. Blanchard --
22. Conservation biology / Alison G. Boyer and Walter Jetz --
23. Climate change / Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira, Felisa A. Smith, and S.K. Morgan Ernest --
24. Beyond biology / Melanie E. Moses and Stephanie Forrest --
25. Synthesis and prospect / James H. Brown, Richard M. Sibly, and Astrid Kodric-Brown.
Responsibility: edited by Richard M. Sibly, James H. Brown, and Astrid Kodric-Brown.
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