Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: A migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.6 ecozone: TPi food: bxCi, biHs
MRE = 0.191 habitat: 0iTf gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.192 embryo: Tnsf reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 21 21.41 (0.01936)dage at birthMcGi2011
tx 42 42.19 (0.004631)dtime since birth at fledchingbesgroup
tRm 90 88.48 (0.01692)dtime since birth at 1st brood for malesSchuKerj2002
am3650 2881 (0.2106)dlife spanSchuKerj2002
Wwb39.6 36.25 (0.08448)gwet weight at birthSchuKerj2002
WwR2000 2639 (0.3193)gwet weight at 1st brood for femaleSchuKerj2002
WwRm2390 2381 (0.00386)gwet weight at 1st brood for maleSchuKerj2002
Wwi4200 3689 (0.1217)gultimate wet weight for femaleSchuKerj2002
Wwim5100 5443 (0.06716)gultimate wet weight for maleSchuKerj2002
Ri0.8548 0.8863 (0.03687)#/dmaximum reprod rateRahn1991
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tR see Fig. 1 (0.2283)time since birthegg mass productionSchuKerj2002
tW_f see Fig. 2 (0.1499)time since birthwet weightSchuKerj2002
tW0 see Fig. 3 (0.1501)time since birthegg wet weightSchuKerj2002
tW2_f see Fig. 4 (0.632)time since birthwet weightaviagen
tW_m see Fig. 2 (0.3626)time since birthwet weightSchuKerj2002
tW2_m see Fig. 4 (0.6445)time since birthwet weightaviagen
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalGallus gallus IRUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.6648cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5258-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 43.85J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7859-growth efficiency


  • feeding propto weight^(3/4) (ref: aviagen)


  • Males are assume to differ from females by {p_Am} and E_Hp only


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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Paulus Schuckink Kool, Bas Kooijman, 2012/05/07 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/24)

accepted: 2016/11/24

refer to this entry as: AmP Gallus gallus IR version 2016/11/24