Table of Contents

Front Matter.
Supplemental Images.
Introduction: Metabolism as the Basis for a Theoretical Unification of Ecology / James H Brown, Richard M Sibly, Astrid Kodric-Brown.
Foundations. Methodological Tools / Ethan P White, Xiao Xiao, Nick J B Isaac, Richard M Sibly.
The Metabolic Theory of Ecology and Its Central Equation / James H Brown, Richard M Sibly.
Stoichiometry / Michael Kaspari.
Modeling Metazoan Growth and Ontogeny / Andrew J Kerkhoff.
Life History / Richard M Sibly.
Behavior / April Hayward, James F Gillooly, Astrid Kodric-Brown.
Population and Community Ecology / Nick J B Isaac, Chris Carbone, Brian McGill.
Predator₆Prey Relations and Food Webs / Owen L Petchey, Jennifer A Dunne.
Ecosystems / Kristina J Anderson-Teixeira, Peter M Vitousek.
Rates of Metabolism and Evolution / John L Gittleman, Patrick R Stephens.
Biodiversity and its Energetic and Thermal Controls / David Storch.
Selected Organisms and Topics. Microorganisms / Jordan G Okie.
Phytoplankton / Elena Litchman.
Land Plants: New Theoretical Directions and Empirical Prospects / Brian J Enquist, Lisa Patrick Bentley.
Marine Invertebrates / Mary I O'connor, John F Bruno.
Insect Metabolic Rates / James S Waters, Jon F Harrison.
Terrestrial Vertebrates / William Karasov.
Seabirds and Marine Mammals / Daniel P Costa, Scott A Shaffer.
Parasites / Ryan F Hechinger, Kevin D Lafferty, Armand M Kuris.
Human ecology / Marcus J Hamilton, Oskar Burger, Robert S Walker.
Practical Applications. Marine Ecology and Fisheries / Simon Jennings, Ken H Andersen, Julia L Blanchard.
Conservation Biology / Alison G Boyer, Walter Jetz.
Climate Change / Kristina J Anderson-Teixeira, Felisa A Smith, S K Morgan Ernest.
Beyond Biology / Melanie E Moses, Stephanie Forrest.
Synthesis and Prospect / James H Brown, Richard M Sibly, Astrid Kodric-Brown.
Glossary.
References.
Index. "Explains the new metabolic theory of ecology, puts it into context, and shows how it can be used to answer contemporary problems"-- "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"--
"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"--
Brown, James H;Kodric-Brown, Astrid;Sibly, R. M
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Wiley-Blackwell
2012
9781119968535
9780470671535
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