Modelling and interpreting fish bioenergetics – a role for behaviour, life-history traits, and survival trade-offs
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Original versionJørgensen, C., Enberg, K. and Mangel, M. (2016), Modelling and interpreting fish bioenergetics: a role for behaviour, life-history traits and survival trade-offs. J Fish Biol, 88: 389–402. doi:10.1111/jfb.12834 10.1111/jfb.12834
Bioenergetics is used as the mechanistic foundation of many models of fishes. As the context of a model gradually extends beyond pure bioenergetics to include behaviour, life-history traits and function and performance of the entire organism, so does the need for complementing bioenergetic measurements with trade-offs, particularly those dealing with survival. Such a broadening of focus revitalized and expanded the domain of behavioural ecology in the 1980s. This review makes the case that a similar change of perspective is required for physiology to contribute to the types of predictions society currently demands, e.g. regarding climate change and other anthropogenic stressors.