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Scaling in biology

Author: James H Brown; Geoffrey B West
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2000.
Series: Santa Fe Institute studies in the sciences of complexity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scaling relationships are a persistent theme in biology. This book, based on a conference at the Santa Fe Institute, brings together many of the prominent workers in the area to assess our  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongressbericht
Kongress (Santa Fe, 1997)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Brown; Geoffrey B West
ISBN: 019513141X 9780195131413 0195131428 9780195131420
OCLC Number: 247684186
Notes: Symposium on "Scaling in biology : from organisms to ecosystems."
Description: XIII, 352 S : Ill., graph. Darst.
Contents: 1. Preface ; 2. Scaling in Biology: Patterns and Processes, Causes and Consequences ; 3. Allometry and Natural Selection ; 4. Hovering and Jumping: Contrasting Problems in Scaling ; 5. Scaling of Terrestrial Support ; 6. Consequences of Size Change during Ontogeny and Evolution ; 7. The Origin of Universal Scaling Laws in Biology ; 8. Scaling and Invariants in Cardiovascular Biology ; 9. Vascular System of the Human Heart ; 10. Constrained Constructive Optimization of Arterial Tree Models ; 11. Quarter-Power Allometric Scaling in Vascular Plants ; 12. Twigs, Trees, and the Dynamics of Carbon in the Landscape ; 13. Cell Size, Shape, and Fitness in Evolving Populations of Bacteria ; 14. Does Body Size Optimization Alter the Allometries for Production and Life History Traits? ; 15. Why and How Phylogenetic Relationships Should Be Incorporated into Studies of Scaling ; 16. Individual Energy Use and the Allometry of Population Density ; 17. Scaling in Biology, from Organisms to Ecosystem ; 18. Scaling and Self-Similarity in Species Distributions
Series Title: Santa Fe Institute studies in the sciences of complexity.
Responsibility: ed. James H. Brown ; Geoffrey B. West.

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