Information about "DEBkiss"
This page contains information
about the e-book on DEBkiss
entitled:"DEBkiss. A simple framework for animal energy
budgets" The book is a reformatted, reshuffled and extended
version of our
paper in JTB, including its supporting information. As
DEBkiss continues to evolve and expand, I need a place to
document the progress and collect additional modules and
ideas. The first version of this book was made available on
May 18, 2014.
The book is offered through the Leanpub publishing
framework. It can still be downloaded for free, but you also
have the option to pay for it. Please consider this option,
for it will allow me to dedicate time and effort to updating
this e-book, and writing new ones.
Note 1: if you are new to energy budgets it is good
to get to grips with the underlying concepts first. That is
dealt with in way more detail in the "Making sense of
chemical stress" e-book. If you are not interested in
toxicant effects, focus on Chapters 1, 2 and 5 of that book.
Note 2: This e-book's contents are not so
crystallised as the "Making sense" e-book. Especially
Chapter 4-5 are more background than reading material.
However, I still think it is important to make this material
available at this point, and I hope to be able to polish and
embellish the text in the future.
How do I refer to the book?
Please refer to the Leanpub page
with the version of the PDF:
For more general citation, you could refer to the published
papers in the open literature, such as:
Where can I find software to do 'DEBkiss' analysis?
Matlab-based software packages are
offered as part of the BYOM platform.
This is not user-friendly software, so you need
expertise with Matlab, experience with BYOM, and knowledge
of GUTS modelling to use them properly.