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Measuring Metabolic Rates: A Manual for Scientists

John R. B. Lighton


Measuring Metabolic Rates demystifies the field of metabolic rate measurement, explaining every common variation of the art, from century-old manometric methods through ingenious syringe-based techniques, direct calorimetry, aquatic respirometry, stable-isotope metabolic measurement, and every type of flow-through respirometry. Each variation is described in enough detail to allow it to be applied in practice. Special chapters are devoted to metabolic phenotyping and human metabolic measurement, including room calorimetry. Background information on different analyzer and equipment types allows ... More

Keywords: metabolic measurement, metabolic rate, metabolic phenotyping, oxygen consumption, RQ, RER, energy expenditure, room calorimeter

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198830399
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198830399.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John R. B. Lighton, author
President and Chief Scientist, Sable Systems International

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