Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: stx climate: Aw, BWh, BSh, Cwa, Cwb migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.7 ecozone: TPa food: bxM, xiHl
MRE = 0.091 habitat: 0iTi, 0iTs, 0iTa, 0iTd gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.107 embryo: Tv reprod: O

Zero-variate data
tg198.3 217.8 (0.09838)dgestation timeMeyeFick2008
tx152.5 152.7 (0.001502)dtime since birth at weaningWiki
tp730 679.1 (0.06967)dtime since birth at pubertytheanimalfiles
am5475 5655 (0.03289)dlife spanWiki
Wwb5370 4869 (0.09336)gwet weight at birthWiki
Wwi3.83e+04 4.184e+04 (0.0923)gultimate wet weight for femalesFair1983
Wwim4.92e+04 4.86e+04 (0.01216)gultimate wet weight for malesFair1983
Ri0.005525 0.005342 (0.03302)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW_m see Fig. 1 (0.08882)time since birthwet weightFair1983
aW_e see Fig. 2 (0.3891)agewet weightFair1983
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAepyceros melampusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.07653cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.4616-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 26.56J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8002-growth efficiency


  • A pregnant female is capable of extending her gestation period by up to 2 weeks if the start of the summer rains are latewhich will result in poor grazing value and thus poor nutritional value of her milk produced (ref: wildlife)


  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only
  • Slow foetal development is assumed


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2012/07/09 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/14)

accepted: 2016/11/14

refer to this entry as: AmP Aepyceros melampus version 2016/11/14