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Conch_Growth_Gompertz

1. 'Conch_Growth_Parameters' is a spreadsheet to create growth curves with individual variability in the growth parameters.

2. Assumes that growth follows the Gompertz function.


3. Needs: a) Point estimates of a growth-in-weight function for queen conch (or other species if desired).
b) An estimate of the variability in the parameters (can assume a coefficient of variation )
4) Assumes Normal (Winfinity, G) and Uniform (W0) distributions of the parameters (can change assumption).
- The Normal distribution needs the mean and standard deviation of the parameters
- The Uniform distribution needs The upper and lower values of The parameters

Steps:
1) Define growth parameters (from literature, simulation, or local growth studies)
2) Create multiple sets of random growth parameters drag column
* Here, the Normal distribution used for Winf and G, Uniform for W0
3) Estimate Weight at Age for each individual growth curve
(calculated with each set of random parameters)
4) Create the desired number of individual growth curves for weight-at-age
5) Plot the growth curves.
6) Press F9 key to generate new random curves
he growth parameters.
GOMPERTZ GROWTH IN QUEEN CONCH

Gompertz Equation
Wt= Winf * Exp (Log(W0 /Winf) * Exp(-g * Age))

1) Define growth parameters (from literature, simulation, or local growth studies)


Parameters Mean VAR (10%CV) SD
Winf 172.67 298.16 17.27
G 1.156 0.0134 0.12
Low High
W0 0.19 0.05 0.35 3) Estimate Weight at Age for each individu
(calculated with each set of random paramete
2) Create multiple sets of random growth parameters 4) Create desired number of individual gro
Normal distribution for Winf and G, Uniform for W0 (meat) weight at age.
5) Plot the growth curves.
6) Press F9 key to generate new random cu
Parameter Winf G W0
Distribution Normal Normal Uniform
Mean, SD N(172.7,17.3) N(1.156,0.1156) U(0.05,0.35) Statistics of Simulated Curves
Mean 172.67 1.156 0.05 Deterministic Mean MW
SD 17.267 0.1156 Average W(age)
SD
Average 166.91 1.15 0.1939 Min
Min 125.42 0.91 0.05 Max
Max 197.83 1.37 0.35
Indiv Curve Num Winf G W0 Indiv Curve Num
1 165.99 1.17 0.3018 1
2 150.42 0.99 0.0736 2
3 193.64 1.11 0.2512 3
4 197.83 1.02 0.2791 4
5 168.28 1.25 0.1475 5
6 186.72 1.24 0.1165 6
7 125.42 0.92 0.2886 7
8 129.59 1.31 0.1987 8
9 176.50 1.05 0.1648 9
10 153.57 1.06 0.0593 10
11 159.44 1.25 0.1549 11
12 131.19 1.22 0.2968 12
13 151.59 1.25 0.1850 13
14 143.72 1.36 0.0790 14
15 160.97 1.28 0.2987 15
16 195.15 1.19 0.0858 16
17 176.48 1.31 0.3452 17
18 158.62 1.26 0.3168 18
19 150.50 1.27 0.2019 19
20 197.13 0.99 0.0528 20
21 192.64 0.91 0.0768 21
22 169.12 0.95 0.2558 22
23 183.46 1.37 0.3237 23
24 184.00 1.00 0.2136 24
25 170.69 1.04 0.0788 25
Meat Weight (g)
25 Simulated Gompertz Growth Curves
250.00

200.00

150.00

100.00
e Weight at Age for each individual growth curve
with each set of random parameters) 50.00
esired number of individual growth curves for
0.00
growth curves.
0 1 2 3 4 Age5 6 7 8 9 10
9 key to generate new random curves

Simulated Curves
0.19 13.29 77.04 133.94 159.40 168.38 171.31 172.24 172.53
0.19 19.49 82.27 131.26 153.61 162.13 165.20 166.29 166.68
0.10 7.40 18.80 19.08 19.29 20.40 21.11 21.44 21.57
0.05 8.18 47.94 85.54 107.71 118.05 122.43 124.22 124.94
0.35 36.41 121.45 165.14 182.67 191.26 195.04 196.82 197.47
AGE / Meat Weight
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
0.30 23.57 90.76 137.71 156.67 163.05 165.08 165.71 165.90
0.07 8.74 52.01 101.20 129.74 142.34 147.36 149.27 149.99
0.25 21.72 94.26 152.79 179.12 188.74 192.01 193.10 193.46
0.28 18.65 84.59 145.73 177.23 190.16 195.04 196.82 197.47
0.15 22.36 94.34 142.55 160.46 166.00 167.63 168.09 168.23
0.12 22.29 101.24 156.54 177.47 184.01 185.93 186.49 186.65
0.29 11.19 47.94 85.54 107.71 118.05 122.43 124.22 124.94
0.20 22.62 80.98 114.17 125.25 128.41 129.27 129.51 129.57
0.16 15.39 75.21 130.98 159.02 170.18 174.26 175.71 176.22
0.06 10.02 59.53 110.51 136.99 147.60 151.47 152.84 153.32
0.15 21.75 89.99 135.29 152.10 157.30 158.82 159.27 159.39
0.30 21.53 76.75 111.90 125.14 129.36 130.64 131.03 131.14
0.18 22.22 87.49 129.52 144.92 149.65 151.04 151.43 151.55
0.08 20.74 87.25 126.37 139.03 142.50 143.41 143.64 143.70
0.30 28.06 99.09 140.67 155.05 159.30 160.50 160.84 160.93
0.09 18.60 95.49 157.03 182.67 191.26 193.96 194.78 195.03
0.35 32.68 111.85 156.00 170.69 174.89 176.05 176.36 176.45
0.32 27.23 96.24 137.67 152.38 156.82 158.11 158.47 158.58
0.20 23.48 89.32 129.99 144.43 148.77 150.02 150.37 150.47
0.05 9.27 63.26 129.20 168.48 185.95 192.90 195.54 196.54
0.08 8.18 53.81 115.13 156.50 177.14 186.23 190.03 191.58
0.26 13.87 64.56 116.72 146.61 160.07 165.57 167.74 168.59
0.32 36.41 121.45 165.14 178.60 182.21 183.14 183.38 183.44
0.21 15.32 73.75 131.45 162.59 175.81 180.94 182.87 183.58
0.08 11.35 65.56 121.76 151.50 163.65 168.17 169.79 170.37
urves

8 9 10

172.63 172.66 172.67 172.67


166.83 166.88 166.91 166.91
21.62 21.64 21.65 21.65
125.23 125.34 125.42 125.42
197.70 197.79 197.83 197.83

9 10 15 20
165.96 165.98 165.99 165.99
150.26 150.36 150.42 150.42
193.58 193.62 193.64 193.64
197.70 197.79 197.83 197.83
168.27 168.28 168.28 168.28
186.70 186.71 186.72 186.72
125.23 125.34 125.42 125.42
129.59 129.59 129.59 129.59
176.40 176.47 176.50 176.50
153.48 153.54 153.57 153.57
159.43 159.44 159.44 159.44
131.17 131.18 131.19 131.19
151.58 151.59 151.59 151.59
143.72 143.72 143.72 143.72
160.96 160.96 160.97 160.97
195.11 195.13 195.14 195.15
176.47 176.48 176.48 176.48
158.61 158.62 158.62 158.62
150.49 150.50 150.50 150.50
196.91 197.05 197.13 197.13
192.21 192.47 192.64 192.64
168.91 169.04 169.12 169.12
183.46 183.46 183.46 183.46
183.84 183.94 183.99 184.00
170.57 170.65 170.69 170.69