Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MC migrate: Ml
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MC food: biCic, biCik, biSv
MRE = 0.219 habitat: 0iMc gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.226 embryo: Tnsfm reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab79.5 79.59 (0.001153)dage at birthADW
tx265 184.4 (0.3043)dtime since birth at fledgingLequWeim1990
tR2190 921.1 (0.5794)dtime since birth at 1st broodADW
am2.19e+04 2.198e+04 (0.003727)dlife spanADW
Li122.5 121.1 (0.0113)cmultimate total lengthSnowPerr1998
Wwb379 319.4 (0.1573)gwet weight at birthLequWeim1990
WwR7859 1.146e+04 (0.4585)gwet weight at 1st broodCramSimm1977
Wwi7859 1.146e+04 (0.4585)gultimate wet weightCramSimm1977
Ri0.00137 0.001174 (0.1432)#/dmaximum reprod rateADW
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.07019)time since birthwet weightLequWeim1990
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalDiomedea exulansUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.09585cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9974-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 682.7J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7986-growth efficiency


  • This entry is discussed in TeixSous2014
  • Chicks are no longer fed after 140 d


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  • [ADW]
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  • [Rahn1991] H. Rahn. Why birds lay eggs. In D. C. Deeming and M. W. J Fergunson, editors, Egg incubation: its effects on embryonic development in birds and reptiles. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991.
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  • [SnowPerr1998] D. W. Snow and C. M. Perrins. The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Concise Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998.
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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Carlos MGL Teixeira, 2012/06/11 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/15)

accepted: 2016/11/25

refer to this entry as: AmP Diomedea exulans version 2016/11/25