Introduction: Metabolism as the Basis for a Theoretical Unification of Ecology

  1. Richard M. Sibly1,
  2. James H. Brown2 and
  3. Astrid Kodric-Brown2
  1. James H. Brown2,
  2. Richard M. Sibly1 and
  3. Astrid Kodric-Brown2

Published Online: 27 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968535.ch

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

How to Cite

Brown, J. H., Sibly, R. M. and Kodric-Brown, A. (2012) Introduction: Metabolism as the Basis for a Theoretical Unification of Ecology, in Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach (eds R. M. Sibly, J. H. Brown and A. Kodric-Brown), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119968535.ch

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Reading, UK

  2. 2

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Reading, UK

  2. 2

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671535

Online ISBN: 9781119968535

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Keywords:

  • metabolism, theoretical unification of ecology;
  • ecology, being fundamentally metabolic;
  • unified theoretical basis for ecology;
  • MTE, mathematical equations, underpinnings of ecology;
  • metabolism and ecology;
  • environment, biodiversity;
  • strict versions of MTE, support and criticism;
  • analogy, metabolic theory of ecology and genetic theory

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Metabolic Ecology is More than Scaling and MTE

  • Metabolism is to Ecology as Genetics is to Evolution?

  • Organization of the Book

  • A Final Comment