15. Marine Invertebrates

  1. Richard M. Sibly3,
  2. James H. Brown4 and
  3. Astrid Kodric-Brown4
  1. Mary I. O'connor1 and
  2. John F. Bruno2

Published Online: 27 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968535.ch15

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

How to Cite

O'connor, M. I. and Bruno, J. F. (2012) Marine Invertebrates, 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.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Reading, UK

  2. 4

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada

  2. 2

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671535

Online ISBN: 9781119968535



  • marine invertebrates;
  • metabolic theory of ecology;
  • resource limitation hypotheses;
  • metabolic rate patterns with depth;
  • within-species scaling;
  • marine metabolic ecology, and global change;
  • anticipating ecological system response


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Metabolic Themes in Marine Invertebrate Ecology and Evolution

  • Patterns in Metabolic Rate with Depth, and Selection for High Rates in Surface Waters

  • Temperature Dependence of Development, and Related Phenotypic Compensation

  • Moving Forward: A New Generation of Marine Metabolic Ecology in a Time of Global Change