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The Role of Body Size in Multispecies Systems

The general theme is being based around the ongoing European Science Foundation SIZEMIC Research Network, which has been running for several years. The network has focused on the role of body size in ecosystems and embraces a wide remit that spans all ecosystem types and a range of disciplines, from theoretical to applied ecology.

Audience
Ecologists, environmentalists

Hardbound, 352 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-386475-8

Reviews

  • "Important and innovative contributions to the subject and together have a breadth of approach that means that what they choose to put before their readers is likely to be of unusual interest or significance." - PLANT PATHOLOGY


Contents

    1. Analytic predictions of structure and dynamics of community size spectra using a species-resolved model
      Axel G. Rossberg
    2. "The size-structure of ecological communities: species- and size-class-based approaches"
      Bo Ebenman
    3. The Weddell Sea food web
      Ute Jacob
    4. Evolutionary dynamics of body size in food webs
      Carlos Melian
    5. Size-based community indicators: are there generalised patterns of human impacts in marine, freshwater and terrestrial systems?
      Katie Longo
    6. The generality of size-based methods for measuring human impacts on ecosystems
      Frank Van Veen
    7. Determinants of density- body size scaling within food webs and tools for their detection
      Matias Arim
    8. Variation of body size and its relations to mortality estimates at intra- and inter-species level
      Kondoh Michio
    9. Commentary and Overview
      Richard Law

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