A growth model of the cockle (Cerastoderma edule L.) tested in the Oosterschelde estuary (The Netherlands)

Abstract

We present an ecophysiological model of the bivalve Cerastoderma edule that simulates individual growth and reproduction under ambient conditions in temperature and food availability in the Oosterschelde estuary, SW Netherlands. The model contains feedback loops in the uptake and metabolism of food and in the partitioning of carbon to the internal state… (More)

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