Biological scaling: Does the exception prove the rule?

  title={Biological scaling: Does the exception prove the rule?},
  author={B. Enquist and A. Allen and J. Brown and J. Gillooly and A. J. Kerkhoff and K. Niklas and C. A. Price and G. West},
  • B. Enquist, A. Allen, +5 authors G. West
  • Published 2007
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 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, R, in seedlings scales linearly with plant mass, M, so that when θ ≈ 1, in which cR is the scaling normalization and θ is the scaling exponent. They also state that because nitrogen concentration (N) is correlated with cR, variation in N is a better predictor of R than M would be. Reich et al. and… CONTINUE READING
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