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DOI 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.06.024
Title (Primary) Dynamic energy budgets in population ecotoxicology: Applications and outlook
Author Jager, T.; Barsi, A.; Hamda, N.T.; Martin, B.T.; Zimmer, E.I.; Ducrot, V.
Source Titel Ecological Modelling
Year 2014
Department OESA
Volume 280
Page From 140
Page To 147
Language englisch
Keywords Dynamic energy budget; Review; Ecotoxicology; TKTD models; Population models
UFZ wide themes RU5;
Abstract Most of the experimental testing in ecotoxicology takes place at the individual level, but the protection goals for environmental risk assessment are at the population level (or higher). Population modelling can fill this gap, but only models on a mechanistic basis allow for extrapolation beyond the conditions in the experimental tests. The life-history traits of individuals form the basis of population dynamics, and population modelling thus requires a proper understanding of the individual's behaviour. The dynamic energy budget (DEB) theory offers a flexible platform for the development of models at the individual level. Linking DEB models to population models can thus provide a mechanistic basis for extrapolation. Here, we provide a conceptual overview of DEB theory, with emphasis on its applications in ecotoxicology. Furthermore, we briefly review the applications in which a DEB-based individual model has been linked to structured population dynamics. Finally, we discuss some of the most important areas for further research in this context.
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Jager, T., Barsi, A., Hamda, N.T., Martin, B.T., Zimmer, E.I., Ducrot, V. (2014):
Dynamic energy budgets in population ecotoxicology: Applications and outlook
Ecol. Model. 280 , 140 - 147 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.06.024