Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: A, B, C, D migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: THp, TPi food: biCi
MRE = 0.021 habitat: 0iTf, 0iTh, 0iTi gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.024 embryo: Tnwf reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab13.8 13.79 (0.0004569)dage at birthCramSimm2004
tx 19 18.92 (0.003968)dtime since birth at fledgingSnowPerr1998
tR365 383.9 (0.05186)dtime since birth at 1st broodTacuCrai2013
am5475 5541 (0.01202)dlife spanRydz1978
Li 14 14.02 (0.001336)cmultimate total lengthCramPerr1993
Wwb1.3 1.269 (0.02421)gwet weight at birth CramSimm2004, Mert1977, Mert1987
WwR 18 18.39 (0.0215)gwet weight at 1st brood SnowPerr1998, Mert1977, Mert1987
Wwi 18 18.39 (0.0215)gultimate wet weight SnowPerr1998, Mert1977, Mert1987
Ri0.04603 0.04602 (0.0002074)#/dmaximum reprod rateCramSimm2004
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.07154)time since birthwet weightBale1973
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalParus majorUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.3343cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9911-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 1007J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8001-growth efficiency


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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Carlos MGL Teixeira, 2010/09/16 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/17)

accepted: 2016/11/01

refer to this entry as: AmP Parus major version 2016/11/01