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.
e-book from Leanpub (version 1.5 of 6 December 2016,
PDF) or check
out the first 10 pages here.
Check the version log
for changes relative to the previous version.
A list of DEBkiss applications can be found over here.
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 4-6 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 near future.