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Effects of Size and Temperature on Metabolic Rate
We derive a general model, based on principles of biochemical kinetics and allometry, that characterizes the effects of temperature and body mass on metabolic rate. The model fits metabolic rates ofExpand
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Global Biodiversity, Biochemical Kinetics, and the Energetic-Equivalence Rule
The latitudinal gradient of increasing biodiversity from poles to equator is one of the most prominent but least understood features of life on Earth. Here we show that species diversity can beExpand
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The rate of DNA evolution: effects of body size and temperature on the molecular clock.
Observations that rates of molecular evolution vary widely within and among lineages have cast doubts on the existence of a single "molecular clock." Differences in the timing of evolutionary eventsExpand
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Kinetic effects of temperature on rates of genetic divergence and speciation.
Latitudinal gradients of biodiversity and macroevolutionary dynamics are prominent yet poorly understood. We derive a model that quantifies the role of kinetic energy in generating biodiversity. TheExpand
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Ecological food webs: High-quality data facilitate theoretical unification
  • J. Brown, J. Gillooly
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 10 February 2003
Despite the enormous diversity and complexity of ecological systems, when data for many individuals of many different species are analyzed, there are emergent regularities in the statisticalExpand
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Scaling metabolism from organisms to ecosystems
Understanding energy and material fluxes through ecosystems is central to many questions in global change biology and ecology. Ecosystem respiration is a critical component of the carbon cycle andExpand
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Predicting natural mortality rates of plants and animals.
Understanding the factors that control the mortality rates of species in their natural environments is important for understanding the structure and dynamics of populations, communities andExpand
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Towards an integration of ecological stoichiometry and the metabolic theory of ecology to better understand nutrient cycling.
Ecologists have long recognized that species are sustained by the flux, storage and turnover of two biological currencies: energy, which fuels biological metabolism and materials (i.e. chemicalExpand
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Biological scaling: Does the exception prove the rule?
Arising from: P. B. Reich, M. G. Tjoelker, J.-L. Machado & J. Oleksyn 439, 457–461 (2006)10.1038/nature04282; Reich et al. reply, Hedin replyReich et al. report that the whole-plant respiration rate,Expand
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Allometric scaling of maximum population density: a common rule for marine phytoplankton and terrestrial plants
A primary goal of macroecology is to identify principles that apply across varied ecosystems and taxonomic groups. Here we show that the allometric relationship observed between maximum abundance andExpand
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