Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach (BOK)

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One of the first textbooks in this emerging important field of ecology. 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.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
Wiley
ISBN 9780470671528 Antall sider 392
Dimensjoner 18,9cm x 24,2cm x 1,9cm Vekt 848 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Astrid Kodric-Brown, James H. Brown, Richard M. Sibly
Emner og form Ecological science, the Biosphere