|The calculation of eliminated biomass|
|Heip, C. (1977). The calculation of eliminated biomass, in: (1977). IZWO Coll. Rep. 7(1977). IZWO Collected Reprints, 7: pp. chapter 20 [Subsequent publication]|
|In: (1977). IZWO Coll. Rep. 7(1977). IZWO Collected Reprints, 7[s.n.][s.l.], more|
|In: IZWO Collected Reprints. Instituut voor Zeewetenschappelijk Onderzoek: Bredene & Oostende. ISSN 0772-1250, more|
|Also published as |
- Heip, C. (1976). The calculation of eliminated biomass. Biol. Jb. Dodonaea 44: 217-225, more
- 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
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.