Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: BWh, BSh, Cfa migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: TA food: biCi, biHl
MRE = 0.064 habitat: 0iTg, 0iTs, 0iTd gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.084 embryo: Tnsm reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 53 52.82 (0.003414)dage at birthNagaMak2011
tx4.5 4.521 (0.004674)dtime since birth at fledgingARKive
tR540 764.3 (0.4153)dtime since birth at 1st broodADW
am1.46e+04 1.457e+04 (0.001976)dlife spanSwar2009
Lp134 128.1 (0.04427)cmtotal length at pubertySwar2009
Li134 140.4 (0.04781)cmultimate total lengthSwar2009
Wwb420 424 (0.009623)gwet weight at birthSwar2009
WwR5.5e+04 5.531e+04 (0.005651)gwet weight at first broodSwar2009
Wwi5.5e+04 5.643e+04 (0.02594)gultimate wet weightSwar2009
Ri0.0274 0.02732 (0.002702)#/dmaximum reprod rateSwar2009
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.1402)time since birthwet weightSale2002
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalDromaius novaehollandiaeUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.6718cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9655-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 28.16J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0016451/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8003-growth efficiency


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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Carlos MGL Teixeira, 2012/06/11 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/23)

accepted: 2016/11/23

refer to this entry as: AmP Dromaius novaehollandiae version 2016/11/23