Metabolic ecology : a scaling approach

  title={Metabolic ecology : a scaling approach},
  author={R. Sibly and James H Brown and A. Kodric-Brown},
Most of ecology is about metabolism: the ways that organisms use energy and materials. The energy requirements of individuals - their metabolic rates - vary predictably with their body size and temperature. Ecological interactions are exchanges of energy and materials between organisms and their environments. So metabolic rate affects ecological processes at all levels: individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. Each chapter focuses on a different process, level of organization, or… Expand
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