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- White, Piran C. L., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- The journal of animal ecology 2012 v.81 no.2 pp. 463-471
- animal communities; beaches; body size; habitats; invertebrates; particle size; United Kingdom
- ... 1. The nature of abundance–body size relationships in animal communities, and especially the drivers behind the observed patterns, have been a focus of persistent debate in animal ecology. In a recent review, Allen et al. (2006) categorized five mechanistic explanations behind the commonly observed polymodality in these relationships: energetic constraints; phylogenetic constraints; biogeographica ...