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Kiørboe, Thomas; Hirst, Andrew G (2013): Compilation of respiration rate data for marine pelagic organisms. PANGAEA,, In supplement to: Kiørboe, T; Hirst, AG (2014): Shifts in mass-scaling of respiration, feeding, and growth rates across life-form transitions in marine pelagic organisms. American Naturalist, 183(4), E118-E130,

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The metabolic rate of organisms may either be viewed as a basic property from which other vital rates and many ecological patterns emerge and that follows a universal allometric mass scaling law; or it may be considered a property of the organism that emerges as a result of the organism's adaptation to the environment, with consequently less universal mass scaling properties. Data on body mass, maximum ingestion and clearance rates, respiration rates and maximum growth rates of animals living in the ocean epipelagic were compiled from the literature, mainly from original papers but also from previous compilations by other authors. Data were read from tables or digitized from graphs. Only measurements made on individuals of know size, or groups of individuals of similar and known size were included. We show that clearance and respiration rates have life-form-dependent allometries that have similar scaling but different elevations, such that the mass-specific rates converge on a rather narrow size-independent range. In contrast, ingestion and growth rates follow a near-universal taxa-independent ~3/4 mass scaling power law. We argue that the declining mass-specific clearance rates with size within taxa is related to the inherent decrease in feeding efficiency of any particular feeding mode. The transitions between feeding mode and simultaneous transitions in clearance and respiration rates may then represent adaptations to the food environment and be the result of the optimization of tradeoffs that allow sufficient feeding and growth rates to balance mortality.
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Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), grant/award no. 264933: Basin Scale Analysis, Synthesis and Integration
Median Latitude: 15.263236 * Median Longitude: 17.868507 * South-bound Latitude: -63.716944 * West-bound Longitude: -145.000000 * North-bound Latitude: 79.000000 * East-bound Longitude: 150.000000
Date/Time Start: 1980-01-15T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2009-01-14T00:00:00
C_bakeri_RESEXP * Latitude: 50.000000 * Longitude: -145.000000 * Location: Subarctic * Method/Device: Water sample (WS) * Comment: exact date is estimated; station = P; samples were collected in August 1987 and September 1988
Copepods_RESEXP * Latitude: 42.500000 * Longitude: 150.000000 * Location: Subarctic * Method/Device: Net (NET) * Comment: exact geograpical position estimated from literature, nets: diameter = 60 cm; mesh size = 0.10 mm, diameter = 80 cm; mesh size = 0.33 mm, ring net: diameter = 80 cm; mesh size = 0.33 mm, oblique tows between 100 - 200m
Copepods-global_RESEXP * Method/Device: Experiment (EXP) * Comment: respiration rate experiment using cultures from different sources
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEvent
3Uniform resource locator/link to referenceURL refWoRMS Aphia ID
4Biomass as carbon per individualBiom C/indµg/#
5Respiration rate, oxygen, per individualResp O2/indµl/#/hKiørboe, ThomasCalculatedat 15°C
6Respiration rate, oxygen, per carbon biomassResp O2/C biomµl/mg/hKiørboe, ThomasCalculatedat 15°C
7Reference/sourceReferenceof the source data set
8Uniform resource locator/link to source data fileURL source
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