Generation time (T)

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The time T required for the population to increase by a factor of Ro (net reproductive rate)
e.g.: If Ro (net reproductive rate) = 5.56 and T (generation time) = 8.055

The average plant of the species Gentiana pneumonanthe in Terschelling in the year 1987 replaced itself with almost six new plants and took approximately 8.05 years to do so.

This workflow has been created by the Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory (BioVeL http://www.biovel.eu/) project. BioVeL is funded by the EU’s Seventh Framework Program, grant no. 283359.

This workflow was created using and based on Package ‘popbio’ in R.

Stubben, C & B. Milligan. 2007. Estimating and Analysing Demographic Models Using the popbio Package in R. Journal of Statistical Software 22 (11): 1-23

Stubben, C., B. Milligan, P. Nantel. 2011. Package ‘popbio’. Construction and analysis of matrix population models. Version 2.3.1

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