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Population and Community Ecology of Ontogenetic Development

André M. de Roos and Lennart Persson


Most organisms show substantial changes in size or morphology after they become independent of their parents and have to find their own food. Furthermore, the rate at which these changes occur generally depends on the amount of food they ingest. This book advances a synthetic and individual-based theory of the effects of this plastic ontogenetic development on the dynamics of populations and communities. The book shows how the effects of ontogenetic development on ecological dynamics critically depend on the efficiency with which differently sized individuals convert food into new biomass. Dif ... More

Keywords: morphology, ontogenetic development, ecological dynamics, ontogenetic asymmetry, population regulation, maturation, reproduction

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691137575
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691137575.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

André M. de Roos, author
University of Amsterdam

Lennart Persson, author
Umea University

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