Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Measuring Metabolic Rates – A Manual for Scientists - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Measuring Metabolic Rates: A Manual for Scientists

John R. B. Lighton


The measurement of metabolic rates is important in many areas of science. Examples range from ecology through a broad spectrum of physiological disciplines to biomedical fields such as genetic screening, obesity, and trauma research. The organisms being measured range in size from bacteria through insects to whales, and many different measurement methodologies have developed over the years, most of which are famously difficult for the novice to master. This book covers a wide range of metabolic measurement techniques, giving background and applications information for each, with enough practic ... More

Keywords: metabolic rate, respirometry, calorimetry, oxygen consumption, metabolic measurement, obesity, genetic screening

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195310610
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John R. B. Lighton, author