17. Terrestrial Vertebrates

  1. Richard M. Sibly2,
  2. James H. Brown3 and
  3. Astrid Kodric-Brown3
  1. William Karasov

Published Online: 27 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968535.ch17

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

How to Cite

Karasov, W. (2012) Terrestrial Vertebrates, 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.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Reading, UK

  2. 3

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 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:

  • terrestrial vertebrates;
  • allometric model of MTE;
  • metabolism vs. size in terrestrial vertebrates;
  • whole-organism metabolism;
  • allometry of metabolism, subcellular levels;
  • resource acquisition;
  • vertebrate population ecology, and metabolic scaling;
  • metabolism, lifespan, age links;
  • MTE, human and ecosystem health

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Metabolism of Terrestrial Vertebrates Varies Predictably with Differences in Body Size and Temperature

  • Mechanistic Correlates of Metabolism vs. Size in Terrestrial Vertebrates

  • Mechanistic Correlates of Resource Acquisition and Allocation vs. Size in Terrestrial Vertebrates

  • Implications of Metabolic Scaling for Vertebrate Population Ecology

  • Other Implications and Applications of Metabolic Scaling in Vertebrate Biology

  • Concluding Remarks