Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MC migrate: Ml
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MC food: biCic, biCik, biSv
MRE = 0.106 habitat: 0iMc gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.232 embryo: Tnsfm reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab72.1 72.1 (5.042e-05)dage at birthTickPind1975
tx120 120.2 (0.001693)dtime since birth at fledgingADW
tR2920 560.5 (0.8081)dtime since birth at 1st broodPrin1976
am1.606e+04 1.531e+04 (0.04701)dlife spanButtBatt2008
Li529.8 515.9 (0.02629)cmultimate wing lengthTickPind1975
Lim540.9 549.5 (0.01589)cmultimate wing lengthTickPind1975
Wwb175.8 166.6 (0.05255)gwet weight at birthTickPind1975
WwR3170 3345 (0.05528)gwet weight at 1st broodTickPind1975
Wwi3170 3345 (0.05528)gultimate wet weight for femalesTickPind1975
Wwim3710 4154 (0.1197)gultimate wet weight for malesTickPind1975
Ri0.00274 0.002617 (0.04488)#/dmaximum reprod rateTickPind1975
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.04369)time since birthwet weightPrin1976
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalThalassarche melanophrysUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.4618cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9871-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 171.9J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8013-growth efficiency


  • Wing length ontogeny is not used, because growth is not isomorphic
  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only


  • [Wiki]
  • [ADW]
  • [ButtBatt2008] W. A. Buttemer, H. Battam, and A. J. Hulbert. Fowl play and the price of petrel: long-living procellariiformes have peroxidation-resistant membrane composition compared with short-living galliformes. Biology letters, 4:351--354, 2008.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Prin1976] P. A. Prince. Unpublished measurements of black-browed albatross chicks from Bird Island, 1975/76. Archives of the British Antarctic Survey, BS53, 1976.
  • [TickPind1975] W. L. N. Tickell and R. Pinder. Breeding biology of the black-browed albatross Diomedea melanophris and grey-headed albatross D. chrysostoma at Bird Island, South Georgia. Ibis, 117:433--451, 1975.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Philipp Boersch-Supan, Sarah Burgan, 2015/04/20 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/25)

accepted: 2016/11/29

refer to this entry as: AmP Thalassarche melanophrys version 2016/11/29