Shapes and functions of bird-growth models: how to characterise chick postnatal growth.

@article{Tjrve2010ShapesAF,
  title={Shapes and functions of bird-growth models: how to characterise chick postnatal growth.},
  author={Kathleen M C Tj{\o}rve and E. Tj{\o}rve},
  journal={Zoology},
  year={2010},
  volume={113 6},
  pages={
          326-33
        }
}
  • Kathleen M C Tjørve, E. Tjørve
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zoology
  • We compare four candidate models (logistic, Gompertz, von Bertalanffy, and extreme value function) for modelling the growth of birds. We fitted the models to two empirical data sets of chick growth (six biometric measurements) of African black oystercatchers Haematopus moquini from South Africa and little stints Calidris minuta from Russia, and identified the best-fitting growth curves by Akaike's information criterion. We also determine fitted and derived parameters, including the relative… CONTINUE READING
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