4. Modeling Metazoan Growth and Ontogeny

  1. Richard M. Sibly2,
  2. James H. Brown3 and
  3. Astrid Kodric-Brown3
  1. Andrew J. Kerkhoff

Published Online: 27 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968535.ch4

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

How to Cite

Kerkhoff, A. J. (2012) Modeling Metazoan Growth and Ontogeny, 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.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Reading, UK

  2. 3

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

Author Information

  1. Kenyon College, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671535

Online ISBN: 9781119968535



  • modeling metazoan growth, ontogeny;
  • ontogeny, impact on energetics;
  • ontogenetic scaling;
  • species-specific applications to ontogenetic growth;
  • ontogenetic growth, and allometric models;
  • Bertalanffy and Reiss models;
  • West et al. model, extending MTE;
  • caveat on reproduction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction to Ontogenetic Scaling

  • Allometric Models of Ontogenetic Growth

  • Caveats and Conclusions

  • Influences of Temperature and Stoichiometry