Re: biological laws and rules
Subject: Re: biological laws and rules
From: email@example.com (Anabela Jensen)
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 1994 13:29:50 +0100
Article: 7367 of sci.bio.ecology
Organization: Department of Biology, University of Oslo
References: <dac5.5.2ECC1BE2@psu.edu> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Dave Carmean) wrote:
> I am compiling a list of laws, principles, and rules of biology, as well
> examples of tests of them. If you have any favorites (or examples you
> find annoying!), please e-mail a description of them to me. If you have
> tested (or are testing them), please send a short description or reference
> of your work.
> In return, if you wish, I will send the compilation to you.
> Thank you,
Scaling Laws in Ecological Webs:
1-Species Scaling law: the basal ( detritus and autothrops), intermediate
( preying on others and themselves preyed upon), and top ( having no
predators) fractions of species do not vary with the total number of
species (S) in the web.
2-Link Scaling Law: The fractions of top-intermediate,top-basal,
intermediate-intermediate, and intermediate-basal links do not vary with
3-Link-Species Scaling Law: The total number of links (L) is proportional
to S and that linkage density (d= L/S) does not vary with S.