Growth of salmonids: eggs and fry

Egg Growth Model

The online egg growth model tracks egg development from spawning to emergence, and then uses a bioenergetics to model the growth of fry after emergence during their first season of growth. It is useful for examining the role of seasonal temperatures on early life development and growth.

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Beer, W. Nicholas and James J. Anderson. 1997. Modelling the Growth of Salmonid Embryos. Journal of Theoretical Biology 189: 297-306.

Beer, W. Nicholas. 1999. Communications. Comparison of Mechanistic and Empirical Methods for Modeling Embryo and Alevin Development in Chinook Salmon. North American Journal of Aquaculture 61: 126-134.

Beer, W. Nicholas. 1996. A growth model for larval salmon with application to field and laboratory observations of chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tschswytscha). Master's thesis, University of Washington, Seattle.

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