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|The calculation of eliminated biomass|
|Heip, C. (1976). The calculation of eliminated biomass. Biol. Jb. Dodonaea 44: 217-225|
|In: Biologisch Jaarboek (Dodonaea). Koninklijk Natuurwetenschappelijk Genootschap Dodonaea: Gent. ISSN 0366-0813, more|
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- Heip, C. (1976). The calculation of eliminated biomass, in: Heip, C.H.R. et al. (Ed.) (1988). Collected papers on meiofauna dynamics and energy flow. pp. 217-225, more
- Heip, C. (1977). The calculation of eliminated biomass, in: (1977). IZWO Coll. Rep. 7(1977). IZWO Collected Reprints, 7: pp. chapter 20 [Subsequent publication], more
The number of individuals which is eliminated from a population whose numbers change exponentially at a rate of r per unit of time and whose mortality is d per unit of time can be calculated from Ne = (dNo/r) ( ert - 1). This formula permits the use of the concept of eliminated biomass in the calculation of production of populations without restriction to their way of reproduction. The formula was applied to calculate production of adults in the harpacticoid copepod Tachidius discipes Giesbrecht, 1882, where it was shown that the production/biomass ratio P/B = 15.