Metabolic Scaling in Complex Living Systems

@article{Glazier2014MetabolicSI,
  title={Metabolic Scaling in Complex Living Systems},
  author={Douglas Stewart Glazier},
  journal={Syst.},
  year={2014},
  volume={2},
  pages={451-540}
}
In this review I show that four major kinds of theoretical approaches have been used to explain the scaling of metabolic rate in cells, organisms and groups of organisms in relation to system size. They include models focusing on surface-area related fluxes of resources and wastes (including heat), internal resource transport, system composition, and various processes affecting resource demand, all of which have been discussed extensively for nearly a century or more. I argue that, although… Expand
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