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The ecological implications of body size

責任表示 Robert Henry Peters
シリーズ Cambridge studies in ecology
データ種別 図書
出版者 Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press
出版年 1983
本文言語 英語
大きさ xii, 329 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
概要 It is generally recognized that larger animals eat more, live longer, have larger offspring, and so on; but it is unusual to see these commonplace observations as a basis for scientific biology. A lar...e number of empirically based relationships describe biological rates as simple functions of body size; and other such relations predict the intrinsic rate of population growth, animal speed, animal density, territory size, prey size, physiology, and morphology. Such equations almost always exist for mammals and birds, often for other vertebrates and invertebrates, sometimes for protozoa, algae, and bacteria, and occasionally even for plants. There are too many organisms to measure all aspects of the biology of every species of population, so scientists must depend on generalizations. Body size relations represent our most extensive and powerful assemblage of generalizations, but they have never been organized for use in ecology. This book represents the largest single compilation of interspecific size relations, and instructs the reader on the use of these relationships; their comparison, combination, and criticism. Both strengths and weaknesses of our current knowledge are discussed in order to indicate the many possible directions for further research. This important volume will therefore provide a point of departure toward a new applied ecology, giving quantitative solutions to real questions. It will interest advanced students of ecology and comparative physiology as well as professional biologists. 続きを見る

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中央図 自動書庫 068342184002347 481.7/P 45/e 1983

理系図 自動書庫 068222184000440 481.7/P 45 1983

理系図 自動書庫 068222188003061 481.7/P 45 1983

書誌詳細

一般注記 Bibliography: p. 297-324
Includes index
著者標目 *Peters, Robert Henry
件 名 LCSH:Animal ecology
LCSH:Body size
分 類 LCC:QH541
DC19:591.5
書誌ID 1001245706
ISBN 0521246849
NCID BA9009006X
巻冊次 ISBN:0521246849
登録日 2009.09.18
更新日 2009.09.18

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