Bioenergetic modelling of the marine phase of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

Publication year: 2009
Source: Marine Environmental Research, Volume 67, Issues 4-5, May-June 2009, Pages 246-258</br>
I. Philip, Smith , Douglas J., Booker , Neil C., Wells</br>
A bioenergetic model of marine phase, wild Atlantic salmon was constructed to investigate the potential effects on post-smolt growth of predicted changes in oceanic conditions. Short-term estimates of growth in weight were similar to measurements in captivity and simulated growth varied with water temperature and swimming speed as expected. Longer-term estimates of growth in length were less than that achieved by wild salmon, particularly with constant swimming assumed. The model was sensitive to parameters relating to maximum daily food consumption, respiration and the relationships between body energy content, length and weight. Some of the sensitive parameters were based on substantive...</br>

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