|Title||A collection of empirical relations for use in ecological modelling|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Keywords||and management, Benthos, biomass, Brackish, ECOLOGY, Finfish fisheries, Freshwater, marine, Mathematical models, modelling, Natural mortality, Q1 01462 Benthos, Q1 01481 Productivity, Q1 01604 Stock assessment, regression analysis|
This study summarizes previously published and updated empirical relations for the estimation of production/biomass ratios in benthic invertebrates; of natural mortality in benthic invertebrates and finfish; and of respiration from production and vice versa in animal populations. AMS-EXCEL spreadsheet containing these equations is available from the author via Email. They are also included in the Ecopath with Ecosim software.