ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

MY BIGGEST DEBT of thanks is to Brian Enquist and his team, Brad Boyle, Drew Kerkhoff, Jason Pither, and Nate Svensson, for having me along on their field trip to Costa Rica, for being welcoming, and for their patience in explaining and showing how ecology is done. Thanks also to Jim Brown, Jamie Gillooly, and Geoff West for their time in New Mexico. Jim Brown and Brian Enquist also read a draft manuscript and supplied helpful comments and corrections, as did John Damuth, of the University of California, Santa Barbara; Lev Ginzburg of the State University of New York, Stony Brook; Patty Gowaty at the University of Georgia, Athens; and Jessica Green of the University of California, Merced.

Thanks are also due to all the researchers who took time to answer my questions, explain concepts, share their opinions, send me their papers, and tell me their stories, both for this book and for earlier pieces that informed the book. In alphabetical order they are Drew Allen, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara; Jayanth Banavar, Pennsylvania State University; Folmer Bokma, University of Groningen; Chris Carbone, Institute of Zoology, London; Peter Chesson, University of California, Davis; Robert Colwell, Univer-



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In the Beat of a Heart: Life, Energy, and the Unity of Nature ACKNOWLEDGMENTS MY BIGGEST DEBT of thanks is to Brian Enquist and his team, Brad Boyle, Drew Kerkhoff, Jason Pither, and Nate Svensson, for having me along on their field trip to Costa Rica, for being welcoming, and for their patience in explaining and showing how ecology is done. Thanks also to Jim Brown, Jamie Gillooly, and Geoff West for their time in New Mexico. Jim Brown and Brian Enquist also read a draft manuscript and supplied helpful comments and corrections, as did John Damuth, of the University of California, Santa Barbara; Lev Ginzburg of the State University of New York, Stony Brook; Patty Gowaty at the University of Georgia, Athens; and Jessica Green of the University of California, Merced. Thanks are also due to all the researchers who took time to answer my questions, explain concepts, share their opinions, send me their papers, and tell me their stories, both for this book and for earlier pieces that informed the book. In alphabetical order they are Drew Allen, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara; Jayanth Banavar, Pennsylvania State University; Folmer Bokma, University of Groningen; Chris Carbone, Institute of Zoology, London; Peter Chesson, University of California, Davis; Robert Colwell, Univer-

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In the Beat of a Heart: Life, Energy, and the Unity of Nature sity of Connecticut; Vasiliki Costarelli, South Bank University; Peter Dodds, Columbia University; Stephen Gibson, University of Sydney; Alfred Heusner, University of California, Davis; Steven Heymsfield, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, New York; Michael Huston, Texas State University; Walter Jetz, University of California, San Diego; Jan Kozlowski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow; Neo Martinez, Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab; Robert May, University of Oxford; Kevin McCann, University of Guelph; Brian McNab, University of Florida; Shai Meiri, Imperial College, London; Jim Miller, Missouri Botanical Garden; Bertram Murray, Rutgers University; Sean Nee, University of Edinburgh; Karl Niklas, Cornell University; Andrew Numa, South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service; Han Olff, University of Groningen; Stuart Pimm, Duke University; Andy Purvis, Imperial College, London; John Reynolds, University of East Anglia; Robert Ricklefs, University of Missouri, St. Louis; Mark Ritchie, Syracuse University; David Robinson, University of Aberdeen; Klaus Rohde, University of New England; Michael Rosenzweig, University of Arizona; Van Savage, Harvard University; Nancy Slack; Lawrence Slobodkin, State University of New York, Stony Brook; John Speakman, University of Aberdeen; and Wayne van Voorhies, Arizona State University. Norman Reid and his colleagues at St. Andrews University Library greatly aided my research in the D’Arcy Thompson archive, and Alison Hopkins provided invaluable help with illustrations. Any mistakes are my fault. Thanks also to my agent, Peter Tallack, for selling this book and my editor, Jeffrey Robbins, for buying it and for his work on the finished product. And especially to my mum and dad for their support. Web Site The following reference list is skeletal, containing only the most relevant, recent, and (physically, electronically, and intellectually) accessible sources. There is a longer and ongoing list of references relating to the topics in this book online at www.inthebeatofaheart.com. The site also contains extra figures and illustrations, updates on the science described in this book, a blog, and corrections.