Title

Response to Comments on "Energy Uptake and Allocation During Ontogeny"

Abstract

Our extended ontogenetic growth model is a theoretical model based on conservation of energy and general biological mechanisms underlying ontogenetic growth. We do not believe that the comments of Makarieva et al. and Sousa et al. expose substantive problems with our model. Nevertheless, they raise interesting, still unresolved questions and point to philosophical differences about the role of theory and of simple, general models as opposed to complicated, specific models.

Department(s)

Biological Sciences

Keywords and Phrases

Biology; Energy Conservation; Energy Consumption; Model; Nonhuman; Note; Ontogeny; Priority Journal; Theory

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0036-8075;1095-9203

Document Type

Remarks

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science, All rights reserved.

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