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Uniting discoveries of abundance-size distributions from soils and seas

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Polishchuk, LV and Blanchard, JL ORCID: 0000-0003-0532-4824 2018 , 'Uniting discoveries of abundance-size distributions from soils and seas' , Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 34, no. 1 , pp. 2-5 , doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.10.007.

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Abstract

Science is a search for patterns but there are few cross-habitat patterns in ecology. We propose key questions following the findings of consistent scaling of abundance versus body mass from bacteria to earthworms and whales, based on an almost forgotten study of soils and a well-known one from the open ocean.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Polishchuk, LV and Blanchard, JL
Keywords: biomass equivalence rule, ecosystem structure, biomass equivalence rule, body mass, macroecology, size spectrum
Journal or Publication Title: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Publisher: Elsevier Science London
ISSN: 0169-5347
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.10.007
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