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Principles of Thermal Ecology: Temperature, Energy, and Life

Andrew Clarke

Abstract

Temperature affects everything. It influences all aspects of the physical environment and governs any process that involves a flow of energy, setting boundaries on what an organism can or cannot do. This novel textbook explores the key principles behind the complex relationship between organisms and temperature, namely the science of thermal ecology. It starts providing a rigorous framework for understanding the nature of temperature and the flow of energy in and out of the organism, before describing the influence of temperature on what organisms can do, and how fast they can do it. Central t ... More

Keywords: Climate change, Endothermy, Energy, Entropy, Growth, Metabolism, Model, Reaction rate, Temperature, Thermodynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199551668
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199551668.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Clarke, author
British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK