Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: BSh migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: TPa food: biCi, biH
MRE = 0.044 habitat: 0iTh gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.061 embryo: Tnpfm reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 12 11.76 (0.01996)dage at birthFinkMiso1995
tx12.5 12.43 (0.005465)dtime since birth at fledgingFinkMiso1995
tR365 284.3 (0.2211)dtime since birth at 1st broodOise2012
am4380 4438 (0.01324)dlife spanSchi1989
Li11.1 11.11 (0.0007942)cmultimate total lengthPrinHaub2003
Wwb2.34 2.445 (0.04508)gwet weight at birthFinkMiso1995
WwR55.78 54.02 (0.03163)gwet weight at 1st broodFinkMiso1995
Wwi55.78 54.02 (0.03163)gultimate wet weightFinkMiso1995
Ri0.0411 0.04119 (0.002411)#/dmaximum reprod rateHoyoElli2001
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.06724)time since birthwet weightFinkMiso1995
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalUrocolius macrourusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.4539cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9173-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 369.1J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.801-growth efficiency


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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Carlos MGL Teixeira, 2012/07/31 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/26)

accepted: 2016/11/26

refer to this entry as: AmP Urocolius macrourus version 2016/11/26