Sizing up life and death.

  • Karl J. Niklas
  • Published 2007 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…


D etermining the ‘‘rules’’ that govern the lifespans and birth and death rates of organisms is a central goal of population biology and lies at the heart of understanding a broad range of ecological and evolutionary phenomena (1, 2). Yet, until recently, quantifying these rules and, more importantly, providing a mechanistic explanation for how they operate… (More)


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@article{Niklas2007SizingUL, title={Sizing up life and death.}, author={Karl J. Niklas}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2007}, volume={104 40}, pages={15589-90} }