Parameter Estimation for an Allometric Food Web Model

  title={Parameter Estimation for an Allometric Food Web Model},
  author={H. T. Banks and John E. Banks and Riccardo Bommarco and Alva Curtsdotter and Tomas Jonsson and Amanda Laubmeier},
The application of mechanistic models to natural systems is of interest to ecological researchers. We use the mechanistic Allometric Trophic Network (ATN) model, which is well-studied for controlled and theoretical systems, to describe the dynamics of the aphid Rhopalosiphum padi in an agricultural field. We diagnose problems that arise in a first attempt… CONTINUE READING