Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: Cfa, Cfb, Dfa, Dfb, Dfc migrate: phylum:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: TH, TA food: biPp, biD class:
MRE = 0.077 habitat: 0iFp, 0iFl, 0iFm gender: D order:
SMSE = 0.064 embryo: Fbf reprod: Apf family:

Zero-variate data
ab3.6 3.936 (0.0933)dage at birthGulbJohn1990
tp7.2 6.622 (0.08033)dtime since birth at pubertyGulbJohn1990
am 54 54 (3.425e-05)dlife spanLync1984
Lb0.07 0.08062 (0.1518)cmtotal length at birthLync1984
Lp0.16 0.1671 (0.04409)cmtotal length at pubertyNisbMcCa2004
Li0.4 0.3498 (0.1256)cmultimate total lengthNisbMcCa2004
Wdb2.6e-05 2.248e-05 (0.1354)gdry weight at birthPaloCrab1982
Wdp0.00019 0.0002 (0.05244)gdry weight at pubertyPaloCrab1982
Wdi0.0017 0.001835 (0.07959)gultimate dry weightPaloCrab1982
Ri 7 6.713 (0.04105)#/dmaximum reprod rateDudyTess1999
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.04824)time since birthlengthNisbMcCa2004
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalDaphnia pulexUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.04889cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.4378-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 1599J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7996-growth efficiency


  • This entry is discussed in NisbMcCa2010 (ref: NisbMcCa2010)


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  • [NisbMcCa2010] R. M. Nisbet, E. McCauley, and L. R. Johnson. Dynamic Energy Budget theory and population ecology: lessons from Daphnia. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci., 365:3541--3552, 2010.
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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Louise Stevenson, 2011/03/17 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/26)

accepted: 2016/11/01

refer to this entry as: AmP Daphnia pulex version 2016/11/01