Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: Dfb, Dfc migrate: Ml
COMPLETE = 3.0 ecozone: TH food: biCvf
MRE = 0.098 habitat: 0iFl, xiMc gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.129 embryo: Tnsfm reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 26 25.9 (0.003718)dage at birthRizzSchm2015
tx 49 56.24 (0.1477)dtime since birth at fledgingRizzSchm2015
tR912.5 542.4 (0.4056)dtime since birth at 1st broodADW
am8395 8362 (0.003882)dlife spanADW
Wwb 55 56.35 (0.02452)gwet weight at birthRizzSchm2015
Wwi1614 1658 (0.02703)gultimate wet weight for femaleRizzSchm2015
Wwim1741 1744 (0.001743)gultimate wet weight for maleRizzSchm2015
Ri0.005479 0.005487 (0.001324)#/dmaximum reprod rateRizzSchm2015
pX251214 1288 (0.06088)kJ/dmetab energy at 25 dRizzSchm2015
EXx58.6 53.49 (0.08713)MJcumulated food energy at fledging (25 d)RizzSchm2015
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.1431)time since birthwet weightRizzSchm2015
WpE see Fig. 2 (0.2745)weightdaily energy expenditureRizzSchm2015
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalGavia stellataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.2637cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9708-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 386.8J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0018491/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8032-growth efficiency


  • Breeds near small ponds, but food (fish) brought by parents comes from big lakes or coast upto 20 km away; fed till fledging (ref: RizzSchm2015)


  • Males are assumed to differ from femals by {p_Am} only
  • The contribution of nitrogen waste in excreted energy is assumed to be small


  • The creation of this entry was supported by the Norwegian Science Council (NFR 255295)


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, Starrlight Augustine, 2017/01/12

accepted: 2017/01/12

refer to this entry as: AmP Gavia stellata version 2017/01/12