Optimal energy allocation to ovaries after spawning
Bunnell, David B.; Marschall, Elizabeth A. (2003)
For iteroparous organisms in which fecundity is positively related to body size, a trade-off exists between allocation of energy to gonads, thus ensuring some reproductive output, and allocation to somatic growth, thus ...
Balancing conservation and economic gain: a dynamic programming approach
Doherty, Paul F. Jr.; Marschall, Elizabeth A.; Grubb, Thomas C. Jr. (1999)
We optimize the trade-off between economic and ecological concerns in conservation biology by using a novel method to link a spatially explicit individual-based model to a dynamic programming model. To date, few optimality ...
A dynamic model of group-size choice in the coral reef fish Dascyllus albisella
Martinez, Felix A.; Marschall, Elizabeth A. (1999)
We developed a dynamic programming model of group size choice for settling coral reef fish to help understand variability in observed group sizes. Rather than calculating optimal group size, we modeled optimal choice and ...