Welcome to the DEB laboratory
This electronic laboratory for work on the Dynamic Energy Budget theory is a site where you can download software that may be useful for research and education purposes and access a data collection on animal energetics. It aims to facilitate the application of the theory, and to stimulate collaboration.
Like a real laboratory, we have some artwork on the wall and a library.
|artwork||The three-dimensional state space plot, presented in the artwork, illustrates the asymptotic behaviour of a tri-trophic chain in a chemostat. Click on it and it moves. You want to see a close up?|
|We also have a poem|
|DEBlib||Collection of papers in which DEB theory plays a substantial role|
|DEBtool||is a package, written in Matlab and
that can be used to study the ecophysiological behaviour of animals,
plants, algae, microorganisms and symbioses in a graphical way.
Effects of chemicals can be studied.
It deals with metabolism and interactions between individuals and species;
it also allows to fit DEB models to your data.
Script-files are included that produce the figures of the
is an extension of DEBtool_M to support the analysis of the AmP data base,
and can only be used in combinations with AmPdata.
|DEBtox||Matlab scripts for the simultaneous analysis of multiple endpoints in ecotoxicity tests|
|PlotReader||extracts coordinates from plots of data, written by Jorn Bruggeman.|
|Add_my_pet||Collection of data and parameters values of the standard DEB model for a wide variety of species
(including representatives of most large phyla and of all 13 chordate classes) and the Matlab-files that obtain the parameters from data using debtool.
|Phyto_pars||Collection of values for the parameters of the Monod parameters for freshwater phytoplankton species. Method .|
Supporting material for the 3rd edition of the DEB-book, called DEB3:
|Summary of concepts||Presentation and discussion of DEB concepts, which follows the chapters and sections of the DEB3. It avoids the use of mathematics and also tests against experimental data.|
|Comments||Explanations and extensions of the DEB3; they follow the chapters and sections of this book. It changes frequently|
|DEB notation||This document explains the notation that is used in DEB theory, in the hope that it helps to standardise it for further development of de theory. It changes regularly.|
|Errata||Errata for the DEB3.|
|Micro-lectures||Collection of some 500 PowerPoint slides with short comments by sound,
which follows the chapters and sections of DEB3 (0.5 Gb).
You can also download the ppt-files separately, without sound tracks
Last update: 2014/04/15
|Life-cycles||These sheets give a mondern overview of the classification of organisms as background for the many species mentioned in DEB3.|
|Upcoming course||The DEB2021 course will take place on moodle, starting with DEB MOOC (DEB tele-course) at march 03, 2021. This edition will be fully on line, in view of the covid problems. As usual, it will have a tele-part, a school and a symposium|
|Exercises & answers||Collection of exercises, which follows the chapters of DEB3.|
|Quizzes & checks||These quizzes might help you to check your progress in the understanding of DEB theory. They can be used as part of the DEB tele-course.|
|Essays & theses||The essays were written as part of a DEB tele-course. Theses on DEB theory and its applications.|
|Questions & answers||These sites give collections of questions and answers that arose during the DEB tele-courses. The numbering follow the chapters and sections of the DEB-books, editions 2 and 3.|
|Basic methods in Theoretical biology||This document summarises basic methods that is required for work in quantitative biology. Examples illustrate the application of these methods and a ppt some important features.|