The general theme is being based around the ongoing European Science Foundation SIZEMIC Research Network, which has been running for several years. The network has focused on the role of body size in ecosystems and embraces a wide remit that spans all ecosystem types and a range of disciplines, from theoretical to applied ecology.
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- Highlights areas for future investigation
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- Analytic predictions of structure and dynamics of community size spectra using a species-resolved model Axel G. Rossberg
- "The size-structure of ecological communities: species- and size-class-based approaches" Bo Ebenman
- The Weddell Sea food web Ute Jacob
- Evolutionary dynamics of body size in food webs Carlos Melian
- Size-based community indicators: are there generalised patterns of human impacts in marine, freshwater and terrestrial systems? Katie Longo
- The generality of size-based methods for measuring human impacts on ecosystems Frank Van Veen
- Determinants of density- body size scaling within food webs and tools for their detection Matias Arim
- Variation of body size and its relations to mortality estimates at intra- and inter-species level Kondoh Michio
- Commentary and Overview Richard Law