Broekhuisen, N. and Gurney, William and Jones, A. and Bryant, A.D. (1994) Modelling compensatory growth. Functional Ecology, 8 (6). pp. 770-782. ISSN 0269-8463Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author
1. We formulate a simple, physiologically based model to investigate the phenomenon of compensatory growth. 2. The model is based upon two key assumptions. First, that an individual partitions net assimilate between two tissue types: those which can and those which cannot be remobilized once laid down. Second, that the individual modulates its behaviour and physiology in response to the instantaneous ratio of mobilizable to non-mobilizable tissues. 3. The model is parameterized for salmonids from published studies of their energetics. Data from aquaculture studies of fish growth under conditions of fluctuating food are used to test the model. Using a common parameter set, the model successfully reproduces the growth patterns observed in 16 different feeding regimes.
|Keywords:||compensatory growth, salmonids, aquaculture studies, fish growth, feeding regimes, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||26 Oct 2012 11:59|
|Last modified:||07 Jan 2017 01:35|