Does egg production represent adult female copepod growth? A call to account for body weight changes

@inproceedings{Hirst2001DoesEP,
  title={Does egg production represent adult female copepod growth? A call to account for body weight changes},
  author={Andrew G. Hirst and A. D. McKinnon},
  year={2001}
}
An almost universal assumption in determining growth in copepods is that, over short periods, an individual adult female's net growth is equal to the amount of material expelled as eggs. This assumption relies upon adult body mass being in steady-state between the start and end of the same period. We explore different situations where this assumption is violated. Initially, concepts of how adult body weight and egg output are coupled over time are addressed. Using a refined concept of growth… CONTINUE READING

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