Primary parameters

The related DEB models share a number of parameters, from which implied properties can be computed.
This page gives survivor functions of the values in the collection with their medians.

{Fm} is the surface area-specific maximum searching rate. The lower the value, the
easier food density limits food intake.
κX is the digestion efficiency, i.e. the fraction of food energy that converts to
reserve energy.
{pAm} is the surface area-specific maximum assimilation rate. It is proportional to the
zoom factor z.

v is the energy conductance. It controls the reserve mobilisation rate. The larger the
value, the lower the reserve capacity.
κ is the allocation fraction to soma, i.e. the fraction of mobilised reserve energy that is allocated to somatic maintenance plus growth.
[pM] is the volume-specific somatic maintenance rate. Somatic maintenance
is the product of this parameter and
structural volume.

[EG] is the volume-specific cost for structure, including overhead costs. It is proportional to the specific density of structure dV, which approximates its dry/wet weight ratio.
ha is the Weibull aging acceleration.
Together with other metabolic parameters,
it controls expected life span.
sG is the Gompertz stress coefficient. The larger the value, the steeper drops the
survival probability to zero.

kJ is the maturity maintenance rate coefficient. Maturity maintenance is the product of this parameter and maturity, represented as cumulated reserve energy investment.
κR is the reproduction efficiency, i.e. the conversion efficiency from reverve in the reproduction buffer (of adults) to energy
fixed in offspring (mostly eggs).
EHb is the maturity level at birth,
i.e. the initiation of feeding. It is
proportional to the cubed zoom factor z.

EHp is the maturity level at puberty,
i.e. the ceasing of further maturation and the initiation of allocation to reproduction. It is proportional to the cubed zoom factor z.
TA is the Arrhenius temperature, which
controls how rates and times depend on
temperature.
Zoom factor z is the (dimensionless) value with which 1 cm must be multiplied to arrive at maximum structural length, i.e. the cubic root of maximum structural volume. It is a function of the parameters κ, {pAm} and [pM].