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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 good points of ecological structures, corresponding to the numbers and variety of organisms. the big variety of physique sizes in ecological groups, from tiny microbes to giant animals and vegetation, is rising because the key to prediction. in keeping with the connection among physique dimension and contours similar to 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 nutrition webs and the effect of fishing, including as much as a possible 'periodic desk' for ecology. striking development at the unravelling, describing and modelling of aquatic nutrients webs, revealing the basic function of physique dimension, makes a publication emphasising marine and freshwater ecosystems rather apt. the following, the significance of physique measurement is tested at more than a few scales that may be of curiosity to specialist ecologists, from scholars to senior researchers.

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