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 \(t-1\)

Table 2.31 Starvation mortality parameters

mortality.starvation.rate.max.sp#

Maximum rate of starvation mortality \(M_{max}\)

predation.efficiency.critical.sp#

Critical predation success rate \(C_{S_R}\)