Estimating energy allocation between somatic and gonadic growth
Date: Friday November 12th, 2021
Time: 12.00pm WET
Link to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84752172292?pwd=RFUvUkFPeFcvSllyUTYwMDkxT0VTQT09
Dr Hideyasu Shimadzu from Loughborough University, UK.
Quantifying the growth patterns and energy allocation strategies of livings is essential to comprehend the biological characteristics of organisms and the interactions with broader biological communities in which they reside. Mathematical models, like allometric energy-based growth models, play a pivotal role in delineating such body growth patterns. However, modelling approaches often face some major challenges that stem from both model nonlinearity and data limitation in practice. The talk investigates the nature of the challenges and develops a flexible growth model, illustrating applications in real data often collected in the field of biology.