A new look at energy conversion in ectothermic and endothermic animals

@article{Wieser1985ANL,
  title={A new look at energy conversion in ectothermic and endothermic animals},
  author={Wolfgang Wieser},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1985},
  volume={66},
  pages={506-510}
}
SummaryIn this review I offer a solution to the problem why endotherm populations appear to be so inefficient in converting food energy into body substance despite the fact that individual endotherms are just as ‘efficient’ in this respect as individual ectotherms. Calculated for individuals of half the adult mass both ectotherms and endotherms convert about the same proportion of food energy into somatic growth although for a given body mass the latter expend about 10 times more aerobic power… CONTINUE READING
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