Intrinsic rate of natural increase: The relationship with body size

@article{Fenchel1974IntrinsicRO,
  title={Intrinsic rate of natural increase: The relationship with body size},
  author={Tom M Fenchel},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1974},
  volume={14},
  pages={317-326}
}
The relationship between previously published values of “the intrinsic rate of natural increase” (r m ) and body weight is studied. When organisms covering a wide range of body weights are compared, a correlation is found which can be described by the equation r m =aW n where r m is the intrinsic rate of natural increase per day and W is the average body weight in grams; a is a constant which takes three different values for unicellular organisms and heterotherm and homoiotherm animals… CONTINUE READING
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