Conversions between different measures of size in five forms of pelagic life

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Organism Various
Reference Andersen KH et al., Characteristic Sizes of Life in the Oceans, from Bacteria to Whales. Ann Rev Mar Sci. 2016 8: 217-41. doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-122414-034144. Supplemental Material p.1 Supplemental Table 1PubMed ID26163011
Method Abstract: "[Investigators] collate and review data on size-based scaling laws for resource acquisition, mobility, sensory range, and progeny size for all pelagic marine life, from bacteria to whales. Further, [they] review and develop simple theoretical arguments for observed scaling laws and the characteristic sizes of a change or breakdown of power laws. [They] divide life in the ocean into seven major realms based on trophic strategy, physiology, and life history strategy."
Comments P.220 bottom paragraph: "Even though it would be possible to convert all sizes to a common measure, [investigators] do not find this useful, and consequently in this review [they] use the most convenient measure depending on the situation. [They] use the symbols w for weight, l for length, d for diameter, and r for radius, and [they] frequently make use of the conversion between length and weight as w∝l^3. Units of weight are indicated by subscripts, with gWW and gC referring to wet weight and carbon weight, respectively. Conversion relations are provided in Supplemental Table 1." See notes beneath table
Entered by Uri M
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