Plant allometry

the scaling of form and process by Karl J. Niklas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press in Chicago

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-380) and indexes.and index.

StatementKarl J. Niklas.
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LC ClassificationsQK731 .N54 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 395 p. :
Number of Pages395
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Open LibraryOL1079107M
ISBN 100226580806, 0226580814
LC Control Number94002418

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Allometry is an important method for describing morphological evolution. It is the relation between the size of an organism and the size of any of its parts: for example, there is an allometric relation between brain size and body size, such that (in this case) . A general model for the structure and allometry of plant vascular systems. Geoffrey B. West 1,2, James H. Brown 2,3 & Brian J. Enquist 2,3. Allometry, the study of the growth rate of an organism's parts in relation to the whole, has produced various results in research on animals. This text applies allometry to studies of the evolution, morphology, physiology and reproduction of plants.   Abstract. Allometry, in its broader sense, is concerned with the size of organisms and its consequences for their shape and functioning. Since the postulation of the allometric equation in the s, allometry, in a narrow sense, refers to analysis and modelling of logarithmic transformed bivariate size data by linear regression by:

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Allometry, the study of the growth rate of an organism’s parts in relation to the whole, has produced exciting results in research on animals. Now distinguished plant biologist Karl J. Niklas has written the first book to apply allometry to studies of the evolution, morphology, physiology, and reproduction of covers a broad spectrum of plant life, from unicellular algae.

Allometry, the study of the growth rate of an organism's parts in relation to the whole, has produced exciting results in research on animals. Now distinguished plant biologist Karl J.

Niklas has written the first book to apply allometry to studies of the evolution, morphology, physiology, and reproduction of plants. Niklas covers a broad spectrum of plant life, from unicellular algae. Allometry, the study of the growth rate of an organism's parts in relation to the whole, has produced exciting results in research on animals.

Now distinguished plant biologist Karl J. Niklas has written the first book to apply allometry to studies of the evolution, morphology, physiology, and reproduction of : Now distinguished plant biologist Karl J.

Niklas Plant allometry book written the first book to apply allometry to studies of the evolution, morphology, physiology, and reproduction of plants. Niklas covers a broad spectrum of plant life, from unicellular algae to Cited by: Overview.

Allometry is a well-known study, particularly in statistical shape analysis for its theoretical developments, as well as in biology for practical applications to the differential growth rates of the parts of a living organism's body. One application is in the study of various insect species (e.g., Hercules beetles), where a small change in overall body size can lead to an.

About this book. The author examines the relationship between organic size and variations in plant form, metabolism, reproduction, and evolution, and draws on the zoological literature to develop allometric techniques to address the problems of plant height, the relation between body mass and body length, and size-correlated variations in rates of Range: £ - £ Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Growth and metabolism: Introduction --Growth and development --Multicellularity and modular construction --Size and shape --Scaling principles --Dimensional analysis --The 2/3-power law --The 3/4-power law --Growth and time.

“Allometry, the study of the growth rate of an organism's parts in relation to the whole, has produced exciting results in research on animals. Now distinguished plant biologist Karl J. Niklas has written the first book to apply allometry to studies of the evolution, morphology, physiology, and reproduction of plants.”.

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Another example of apparent plasticity comes from the application of optimal allocation theory to the study of plant growth under resource limitation, men- tioned above. According to optimal allocation theory, Allocation, plasticity and allometry in plants Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics () 6, – Fig by: Plant allometry: is there a grand unifying theory.

Niklas KJ(1). Author information: (1)Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New YorkUSA. [email protected] The study of size and its biological consequences--alled allometry--has fascinated biologists for centuries.

Recent advances in this area of study have stimulated Cited by: A general derivation of the scaling relation between metabolic rate (i.e. E) and organism size starts from the heuristic consideration that the fluid volume should scale as the number of links in the network (i.e.

in a space filling network in D-dimensional space, where is a linear scale, figure ) times the mean distance between the source and the terminal units (Banavar et al ). Allometry, the study of the growth rate of an organism's parts in relation to the whole, has produced exciting results in research on animals.

Now distinguished plant biologist Karl J. Niklas has written the first book to apply allometry to studies of the evolution, morphology, physiology, and reproduction of plants. Niklas covers a broad. Publisher Summary. This chapter focuses on reproductive allocation (RA) and its relation to plant size, assessed as a vegetative dry mass.

It aims to (1) describe how allometric theory can be applied to the concept of RA, (2) determine whether RA is correlated with Darwinian fitness by presenting data for a few annual and perennial species, (3) explore how development impacts.

Correlated variation in shape and size (allometry) is a major component of natural diversity. We examined the evolutionary and genetic basis for allometry using leaves and flower petals of snapdragon species (Antirrhinum).

A computational method was developed to capture shape and size variation in both types of organ within the Antirrhinum species by:   Science 14 Apr Vol. Issuepp. DOI: /science Empirical data collected from L.

tridentata support predictions of plant‐allometry theory with respect to the size‐dependence of plant architecture (eqns 1, 3 and 4), metabolism (eqns 2, 5, 6 and 10), and population abundance (eqns 7 and 8).Cited by: Plant allometry, stoichiometry and the temperature-dependence of primary roductivity Article (PDF Available) in Global Ecology and Biogeography January with Reads.

The technique of allometry investigates the effects of size on such variables as food intake, energy requirements, growth rates and age at first reproduction. This book brings together much of what is known about the consequences of size and provides a new and mathematically rigorous framework within which many quantitative predictions are made and tested using.

Summary A general theory of allometric scaling that pre- dicts how the proportions of vascular plants and the character-istics of plant communities change or. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months.

As plant allocation is allometric in the broad sense, i.e. it changes with size, we take an allometric perspective and review existing data on the relationship between individual vegetative (V, x-axis) and reproductive (R, y-axis) biomass within plant populations, rather than analysing biomass ratios such as reproductive effort (R/(R+V)).

Niklas's book on plant allometry (6) has been described fairly as the first attempt to provide a unified treatment of plant form and function from an allometric perspective. However, until even more recently, the scaling of such basic processes as metabolism and growth had remained undocumented for a representative sample of plant by: Allometry, also called biological scaling, in biology, the change in organisms in relation to proportional changes in body example of allometry can be seen in mammals.

Ranging from the mouse to the elephant, as the body gets larger, in general hearts beat more slowly, brains get bigger, bones get proportionally shorter and thinner, and life spans lengthen.

Plant allometry: The scaling of form and process by Karl J. Niklas University of Chicago Press, &/£ hbk, $/£ pbk (xvi + pages) ISBN 0 6/0 4Cited by: 1. I'll be clear that I am not very well-read on plant morphology.

As a result, I can't really recommend many specific resources. However, I can say what types of resources you might want. First of all, you'll want a book on biometry. All the data y. Karl J.

Niklas is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Plant Biology in the Department of Plant Biology at Cornell University. He is the author of Plant Biomechanics, Plant Allometry, and The Evolutionary Biology of Plants, all published by the University of Chicago Range: £ - £ Karl Joseph Niklas (born ) is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor emeritus in the Section of Plant Biology, School of Integrative Plant Science, at Cornell University.

He is best known for his work on plant biomechanics, allometry, and functional morphology, and for his long-standing contributions to understanding plant evolutionary biology, particularly early land plant. Salib. (Ranunculaceae) and the allometry of plant growth.

American Journal of Botany – Niklas KJ, Enquist BJ. Invariant scaling relations for interspecific plant biomass production rates and body size. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA – [PMC free article]Cited by:.

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gigantea, which have compact and relatively spreading clonal structure respectively, in ambient and .The legacy of Alexander von Humboldt (–) looms large over the natural sciences.

His – research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aimé Bonpland set the course for the great scientific surveys of the nineteenth century, and inspired such essayists and artists as Emerson, Goethe, Thoreau, Poe, and Church.

The chronicles of the expedition .Unified understanding of plant construction: Created world's largest database on plant allometry (Falster et al73 cites), improving estimates of Australian carbon stocks (Paul et al57 cites).

Awards () Fenner Medal Australian Academy of Sciences. Next Generation Ecologist Ecological Society of Australia. Grants ().