Pseudo data

Apart from the real data, the AmP procedure makes use of pseudo-data. Pseudo-data is a set of fixed (functions of) parameter values for a generalized animal species that is treated as dependent data but with small weight coefficients.

The following table presents pseudo-data values used by default in the AmP procedure. In the mydata file, current values can be modified by the user, weight coefficients can be set to zero if the user chooses to not include pseudo-data in the estimation and additional pseudo-data can be considered.

Code Value Unit Description
v 0.02 cm/d energy conductance
kap 0.8 - allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 - reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 J/^3 volume-specific somatic maintenance costs
k_J 0.002 1/d maturity maintenance rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 - growth efficiency