This function uses the model parameters and other parameters to calculate initial population abundances for the community populations. These initial abundances should be reasonable guesses at the equilibrium values. The returned population can be passed to the project function.

get_initial_n(params, n0_mult = NULL, a = 0.35)

Arguments

params

The model parameters. An object of type MizerParams.

n0_mult

Multiplier for the abundance at size 0. Default value is kappa/1000.

a

A parameter with a default value of 0.35.

Value

A matrix (species x size) of population abundances.

Examples

if (FALSE) {
params <- newMultispeciesParams(NS_species_params_gears)
init_n <- get_initial_n(params)
}