The Role of Body Size in Multispecies Systems

The Role of Body Size in Multispecies Systems, 1st Edition

The Role of Body Size in Multispecies Systems, 1st Edition,Andrea Belgrano,Julia Reiss,ISBN9780123864758

Advances in Ecological Research

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Updates and informs the reader on the latest research findings
Written by leading experts in the field
Highlights areas for future investigation


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.


Ecologists, environmentalists

Andrea Belgrano

Andre Belgrano is currently at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources, Institute of Marine Research, Lysekil, and at the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment (SIME), Gothenburg, in Sweden. He has held faculty positions in the United States at the University of Maryland, University of New Mexico, University of Washington, and was a visiting scientist at the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR), Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr Belgrano is broadly interested in ecological and evolutionary studies that use ecosystem status and trend data, for characterising relationships between diversity patterns and ecosystem functioning, which includes the effect of commercial fisheries, climate change and environmental variability. His research approach is to use the broad concepts of macroecology, food webs theory and evolution to understand the underlying common rules governing ecosystem dynamics and functioning. Most of Dr Belgrano’s current work focuses on functional biodiversity, ecosystem-based management for marine fisheries, ocean health, governance, sustainability and resilience in aquatic systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Aquatic Resources, Institute of Marine Research, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Lysekil, Sweden; and Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment (SIME), Gothenburg, Sweden

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The Role of Body Size in Multispecies Systems, 1st Edition

  1. Analytic predictions of structure and dynamics of community size spectra using a species-resolved model
    Axel G. Rossberg
  2. "The size-structure of ecological communities: species- and size-class-based approaches"
    Bo Ebenman
  3. The Weddell Sea food web
    Ute Jacob
  4. Evolutionary dynamics of body size in food webs
    Carlos Melian
  5. Size-based community indicators: are there generalised patterns of human impacts in marine, freshwater and terrestrial systems?
    Katie Longo
  6. The generality of size-based methods for measuring human impacts on ecosystems
    Frank Van Veen
  7. Determinants of density- body size scaling within food webs and tools for their detection
    Matias Arim
  8. Variation of body size and its relations to mortality estimates at intra- and inter-species level
    Kondoh Michio
  9. Commentary and Overview
    Richard Law

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"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." - PLANT PATHOLOGY

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