id,summary,reporter,owner,description,type,status,priority,milestone,component,version,severity,resolution,keywords,cc
1283,BA input is incorrectly ignored in calculating Ecosim rates,Carlw,joeb,"Ecosim assumes that each detritus pool is at equilibrium (dB/dt=0) at the Ecopath base. Its basic model for detritus biomass dynamics is dB/dt=Inputs-kB, where in most cases k represents decomposition rates due to microorganisms. So for dB/dt to equal 0 at the initial state, k has to satisfy dB/dt=0=inputs-kB, and from this we can calculate the decomposition (or export or whatever causes detritus loss) rate parameter k as k=inputs/B where B is the ecopath base detritus biomass. Note here that inputs is the sum of all flows to detritus from within the system, plus import rate.",assessed,new,normal,NOT SET,Ecosim,6.4.0 BETA,major,,,