A growth model of the cockle (Cerastoderma edule L.) tested in the Oosterschelde estuary (The Netherlands)

Rueda, Jose L., Smaal, Aad C. and Scholten, Huub (2005) A growth model of the cockle (Cerastoderma edule L.) tested in the Oosterschelde estuary (The Netherlands). Journal of Sea Research, 54 4: 276-298.


Author Rueda, Jose L.
Smaal, Aad C.
Scholten, Huub
Title A growth model of the cockle (Cerastoderma edule L.) tested in the Oosterschelde estuary (The Netherlands)
Journal name Journal of Sea Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1385-1101
Publication date 2005-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.seares.2005.06.001
Volume 54
Issue 4
Start page 276
End page 298
Total pages 23
Place of publication Kidlington
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Language eng
Subject 0405 Oceanography
Abstract We present an ecophysiological model of the bivalve Cerastoderma edule that simulates individual growth and reproduction under ambient conditions in temperature and food availability in the Oosterschelde estuary, SW Netherlands. The model contains feedback loops in the uptake and metabolism of food and in the partitioning of carbon to the internal state variables: somatic tissue, storage, organic shell matrix and gametes. The model was calibrated for 24 parameters, based on random distributions of parameter values. This procedure includes an estimate of confidence intervals of the output variables. The simulated growth of shell length and animal wet and dry weight reflected the observed values of growth in the field for the period 1993 – 1997. The model is a tool for the integration of ecophysiological knowledge of this species and also for carrying-capacity studies of shellfish culture and for environmental management of populations in estuarine and coastal areas. D 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Bivalve filter feeders
Ecophysiology
Growth
Reproduction
Simulation model
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Received 24 September 2004; accepted 14 June 2005. Available online 21 July 2005.

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