# 2.8.2. Starvation mortality¶

Starvation mortality is applied as follows:

$N_{starv} = N \times (1 - e^{-M_{starv}})$

with $$M_{starv}$$ the starvation mortality rate, which is computed as follows:

$M_{starv} = M_{max} \times \left(1 - \frac{S_R}{C_{S_R}}\right)\ if\ S_R \le C_{S_R}$

Note

Starvation mortality rate applied at time step $$t$$ is based on the predation success computed at time-step $$t-1$$

 mortality.starvation.rate.max.sp# Maximum rate of starvation mortality $$M_{max}$$ predation.efficiency.critical.sp# Critical predation success rate $$C_{S_R}$$