publication . Other literature type . Article . 2005

BODY SIZE, ENERGY USE, AND COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF SMALL MAMMALS

S. K. Morgan Ernest;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Hosted by Utah State University Libraries
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Body size has long been hypothesized to play a major role in community structure and dynamics. Two general hypotheses exist for how resources are distributed among body sizes: (1) resources are equally available and uniformly utilized across body sizes and (2) resources are differentially available to organisms of different body sizes, resulting in a nonuniform or modal distribution. It has also been predicted that the distri- bution of body sizes of species in a community should reflect the underlying availability of resources, with the emergence of aggregations of species around specific body sizes. I examined the relationship between energy utilization, body ...
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free text keywords: community structure, small mammals, body size, Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Energetics, Macroecology, Energy balance, Ecology
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2005

BODY SIZE, ENERGY USE, AND COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF SMALL MAMMALS

S. K. Morgan Ernest;