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By Alan G. Hildrew,David G. Raffaelli,Ronni Edmonds-Brown

ISBN-10: 0521679672

ISBN-13: 9780521679671

ISBN-10: 0521861721

ISBN-13: 9780521861724

Ecologists have lengthy struggled to foretell positive aspects of ecological platforms, similar to the numbers and variety of organisms. the big variety of physique sizes in ecological groups, from tiny microbes to massive animals and crops, is rising because the key to prediction. in response to the connection among physique measurement and contours reminiscent of organic charges, the physics of water and the quantity of habitat on hand, we are able to comprehend styles of abundance and variety, biogeography, interactions in nutrients webs and the effect of fishing, including as much as a possible 'periodic desk' for ecology. impressive development at the unravelling, describing and modelling of aquatic nutrition webs, revealing the basic function of physique dimension, makes a e-book emphasising marine and freshwater ecosystems really apt. during this 2007 ebook, the significance of physique dimension is tested at various scales that might be of curiosity to specialist ecologists, from scholars to senior researchers.

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