Effects of allometry, productivity and lifestyle on rates and limits of body size evolution.

@article{Okie2013EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of allometry, productivity and lifestyle on rates and limits of body size evolution.},
  author={Jordan Okie and Alison G. Boyer and James H. Brown and Daniel P Costa and S K Morgan Ernest and Alistair R Evans and Mikael Fortelius and John L. Gittleman and Marcus J. Hamilton and L. Everhart P. Harding and Kari Lintulaakso and S Kathleen Lyons and Juha Saarinen and Felisa A Smith and Patrick R. Stephens and Jessica Theodor and Mark D Uhen and Richard M Sibly},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={280 1764},
  pages={
          20131007
        }
}
Body size affects nearly all aspects of organismal biology, so it is important to understand the constraints and dynamics of body size evolution. Despite empirical work on the macroevolution and macroecology of minimum and maximum size, there is little general quantitative theory on rates and limits of body size evolution. We present a general theory that integrates individual productivity, the lifestyle component of the slow-fast life-history continuum, and the allometric scaling of generation… CONTINUE READING

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