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Biosimplicity via stoichiometry: the evolution of food-web structure and processes

James J. Elser and Dag O. Hessen

in Aquatic Food Webs: An ecosystem approach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564836
eISBN:
9780191713828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564836.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Food webs are among the most complex entities under study in modern biology. But what if major features of their structure and dynamics were the product of a relatively few simple rules? This chapter ... More


Oxygen Octahedra

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

A very important group of ferroelectrics is that known as the perovskites from the mineral perovskite CaTiO3 (which itself is actually a distorted perovskite structure). The perfect perovskite ... More


Elements, biochemicals, and structures of microbes

David L. Kirchman

in Processes in Microbial Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199586936
eISBN:
9780191774645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586936.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Microbiologists know the basic biochemical make up of microbes, such as relative amounts of protein, RNA, and DNA in cells, while ecologists and biogeochemists use elemental ratios, most notably, the ... More


Theories

Walter K. Dodds

in Laws, Theories, and Patterns in Ecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260405
eISBN:
9780520944541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260405.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the ecological theories built from the proposed ecological laws. It focuses on theories influencing major subdisciplines of ecology starting with physiological ecology, then ... More


Control Theory and Systems Biology

Pablo A. Iglesias and Brian P. Ingalls (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013345
eISBN:
9780262258906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013345.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Issues of regulation and control are central to the study of biological and biochemical systems. Thus it is not surprising that the tools of feedback control theory—engineering techniques developed ... More


A-15 superconductors

A.V. Narlikar

in Superconductors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199584116
eISBN:
9780191747496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584116.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter describes the prominent characteristics of A-15 superconductors, which constitute the second generation of low-temperature conductors, extensively used to supplement and boost the ... More


Nitrogen stress in the marine environment: from scarcity to surfeit

Erica B. Young and John A. Berges

in Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198718826
eISBN:
9780191788352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Marine organisms can experience conditions ranging from limiting supply of nitrogen in open ocean regions to toxicity of high concentrations of nitrogen associated with coastal eutrophication. ... More


A Control-Theoretic Interpretation of Metabolic Control Analysis

Brian P. Ingalls

in Control Theory and Systems Biology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013345
eISBN:
9780262258906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013345.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter describes the implications of network stoichiometry for sensitivity analysis. It reinterprets the main results of metabolic control analysis (MCA) from the point of view of engineering ... More


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