Biophysical ecology

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Springer-Verlag, 1980 - Science - 611 pages
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Energy and energy budgets. Application to plants. Application to animals. Radiation laws, units, and definitions. Solar radiation. Longwave and total radiation. Spectral characteristics of radiation and matter. Conduction and convection. Evaporation and transpiration. Energy budgets of plants. Energy budgets of animals. Time-dependent energetic of animals. Photosynthesis. Temperature and organisms.

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Contents

Chapter
1
Organization of the Book
7
Organism Temperatures
13
Climate Factors
19
Chapter
21
Chapter 3
24
Photosynthesis by Leaves
47
Body Temperature
60
Wet Surface of Vegetation
319
Environmental Influences on Leaf Resistance
336
Problems
344
SteadyState Energy Budget
351
Optimal Leaf Size
367
Photosynthesis Taking into Account Light
374
Problems
381
Metabolic Rate
387

Problems
73
Radiometric Terminology
86
Direct Solar Irradiation without Atmosphere
103
Global Shortwave Irradiation with an Overcast Sky
120
Daylight and Twilight
133
Problems
146
Longwave and Total Radiation
148
Absorption of Radiation
164
Problems
179
Thermal Emission Spectra
195
Spectral Distribution of Skylight
209
Leaf Optical Properties with Angle of Incidence
247
Problems
266
Dimensionless Groups
279
Forced Flow over a Sphere
293
Evaporation and Transpiration
307
Mass Transfer
313
Metabolism and Body Size
395
Evaporative Water Loss
401
Radiation Absorbed
416
Appendages
422
Alligators
445
Chapter 13
463
and XEb
477
General TimeVarying Environment
483
Problems
489
Photosynthesis Model without Respiration
495
Respiration
505
Photosynthesis Model with Respiration
512
Biochemical Model of Photosynthesis
522
Appendices
570
References
579
Index
603
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