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Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 45: The Role of Body Size in Multispecies Systems

Series: Advances in Ecological Research Volume: 45

Edited By: Andrea Belgrano and Julia Reiss

Academic Press

Hardback | Oct 2011 | #195800 | ISBN-13: 9780123864758
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The general theme is being based around the ongoing European Science Foundation SIZEMIC Research Network, which has been running for several years. The network has focused on the role of body size in ecosystems and embraces a wide remit that spans all ecosystem types and a range of disciplines, from theoretical to applied ecology. This title updates and informs the reader on the latest research findings. It is written by leading experts in the field. It highlights areas for future investigation.

Important and innovative contributions to the subject and together have a breadth of approach that means that what they choose to put before their readers is likely to be of unusual interest or significance.


- Analytic predictions of structure and dynamics of community size spectra using a species-resolved model
- The size-structure of ecological communities: species- and size-class-based approaches
- The Weddell Sea food web
- Evolutionary dynamics of body size in food webs
- Size-based community indicators: are there generalised patterns of human impacts in marine, freshwater and terrestrial systems?
- The generality of size-based methods for measuring human impacts on ecosystems
- Determinants of density- body size scaling within food webs and tools for their detection
- Variation of body size and its relations to mortality estimates at intra- and inter-species level
- Commentary and Overview

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