Applications and implications of ecological energetics.

  title={Applications and implications of ecological energetics.},
  author={Sean Tomlinson and Sophie G Arnall and Adam J. Munn and Stuart. Bradshaw and Shane K Maloney and Kingsley W. Dixon and Raphael K. Didham},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={29 5},
The ecological processes that are crucial to an animal's growth, survival, and reproductive fitness have energetic costs. The imperative for an animal to meet these costs within the energetic constraints of the environment drives many aspects of animal ecology and evolution, yet has largely been overlooked in traditional ecological paradigms. The field of 'ecological energetics' is bringing comparative physiology out of the laboratory and, for the first time, is becoming broadly accessible to… CONTINUE READING