Dear fish ecologist,
I was asked by Jose Maldonado for any responses I may have received
concerning comparison of von Bertalanffy parameters. I am responding to
fish-ecology because many people may be interested in these replies and my
return mail to Jose keeps getting returned. The following references were
****Laurenson, L.J.B., Potter, I.C., and Hall, N.G. 1994. Comparisons
between generalized growth curves for two estuarine populations of the eel
tailed catfish, Cnidoglanis macrocephalus. Fisheries Bulletin 92:880-889.
Cerrato, R.M. 1990. Interpretable statistical tests for growth comparisons
using parameters in the von Bertalanffy equation. Can. J. Fish. Aquat.
Kimura, D.K. 1980. Likelihood methods for the von Bertalanffy growth
curve. Fisheries Bulletin 77:765-776.
Schnute, J. 1981. A versatile growth model with statistically stable
parameters. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 38:1128-1140.
I hope these get you started. Some excellent references cited within
these papers also.
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
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