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Uniting discoveries of abundance-size distributions from soils and seas


Polishchuk, LV and Blanchard, JL, Uniting discoveries of abundance-size distributions from soils and seas, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 34, (1) pp. 2-5. ISSN 0169-5347 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tree.2018.10.007


Science is a search for patterns but there are few cross-habitat patterns in ecology. We propose key questions following the findings of consistent scaling of abundance versus body mass from bacteria to earthworms and whales, based on an almost forgotten study of soils and a well-known one from the open ocean.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:biomass equivalence rule, ecosystem structure, biomass equivalence rule, body mass, macroecology, size spectrum
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Blanchard, JL (Professor Julia Blanchard)
ID Code:131453
Year Published:2019 (online first 2018)
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP170104240)
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2019-03-19
Last Modified:2019-04-10
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