Mass/length Residuals: Measures of Body Condition or Generators of Spurious Results?

Abstract

In studies of animal ecology, it is fashionable to use the residuals from an ordinary least squares (OLS) linear regression of body mass against a linear measure of size (the body size indicator, BSI) as an index of body condition. These residual indices are used to study the relationship between condition and reproductive investment, survivorship, habitat… (More)

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@inproceedings{GreenMasslengthRM, title={Mass/length Residuals: Measures of Body Condition or Generators of Spurious Results?}, author={Andy J Green} }