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Metabolic Ecology free pdf One of the first textbooks in this emerging important field of ecology. 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 kind of organism. It lays a conceptual foundation and presents empirical examples. Together, the chapters provide an integrated framework that holds the promise for a unified theory of ecology. The book is intended to be accessible to upper-level undergraduate, and graduate students, but also of interest to senior scientists. Its easy-to-read chapters and clear illustrations can be used in lecture and seminar courses. Together they make for an authoritative treatment that will inspire future generations to study metabolic ecology.

About Richard M. Sibly

Richard Sibly is Professor in the School of BiologicalSciences at the University of Reading where he teaches BehaviouralEcology and Population Biology. He researches metabolic ecologyquestions with members of Jim Brown's Lab at the University of NewMexico and also works to promote the use of Agent Based Models(ABMs) more widely in ecology.

James H. Brown is Distinguished Professor of Biology atthe University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He led the developmentof the Metabolic Theory of Ecology on which this book is largelybased. He has a long history of research in biogeography andmacroecology, taking a large-scale statistical approach toquestions about abundance, distribution, and diversity.

Astrid Kodric-Brown is Professor of Biology at theUniversity of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Her research interestsinclude the behavioral ecology of freshwater fishes, especially theevolution of mate recognition systems and their role in speciationin pupfishes (Cyprinodon)- the allometry ofsexually-selected traits- and community structure and conservationof desert fishes.


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Author : Richard M. Sibly
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Data Published : 10 April 2012
ISBN : 0470671521
EAN : 9780470671528
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 392 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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