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- Hirst, Andrew G., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Ecology letters 2014 v.17 no.10 pp. 1274-1281
- body size; chemical reactions; correlation; invertebrates; metabolism; models; ontogeny; prediction; surface area; wastes
- ... Metabolism fuels all of life's activities, from biochemical reactions to ecological interactions. According to two intensely debated theories, body size affects metabolism via geometrical influences on the transport of resources and wastes. However, these theories differ crucially in whether the size dependence of metabolism is derived from material transport across external surfaces, or through i ...