savage {asbio}R Documentation

Mammalian BMR and biomass data from Savage et al. (2004)

Description

Compilation of mammalian BMR and biomass data from the large data sets used in the studies of Hart (1971), Heusner (1991), Lovegrove (2000, 2003) and White & Seymour (2003). Data compiled by Savage (2004).

Usage

data("savage")

Format

A data frame with 1006 observations on the following 9 variables.

Order

Mammal order.

Family

Mammal family.

Species

Mammal genus and species.

Mass

Biomass in grams.

BMR

Basal metabolic rate in watts

AvgMass

Average mass, given multiple reports for a particular species.

AvgBMR

Average BMR, given multiple reports for a particular species.

References

Authorities from whom data were obtained.

Notes

Note concerning a repeated species name.

Source

Savage, 548 V.M., Gillooly, J.F., Woodruff, W.H., West, G.B., Allen, A.P., Enquist, B.J., Brown, J.H. (2004) The predominance of quarter-power scaling in biology. Functional Ecology, 18, 257-282.

References

Hart, J.S. (1971) Rodents in Comparative Physiology of Thermoregulation, Vol. II Mammals (ed. G.C. Whittow), pp. 2-149. Academic Press, New York.

Heusner, A.A. (1991) Size and power in mammals. Journal of Experimental Biology 160, 25-54.

Lovegrove, B.G. (2000) The zoogeography of mammalian basal metabolic rate. American Naturalist 156, 201-219.

Lovegrove, B.G. (2003) The influence of climate on the metabolic rate of small mammals: a slow-fast metabolic continuum. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 173, 87-112.

White, C.R. and Seymour, R.S. (2003) Mammalian basal metabolic rate is proportional to 584 body mass 2/3. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 100, 4046-4049.


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