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Sibly, Richard M.

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

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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.

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.

Keywords: Ecology & Organismal Biology

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
2
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781119968504
Printed ISBN
9780470671528

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