DEB species explorer

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This web server provides Dynamic Energy Budget parameters - expected values and their probability distribution - for any of the 1.6 million species in the Catalogue of Life. It builds on the add-my-pet collection of DEB parameters, which currently comprises nearly 1000 species. To extrapolate to any new species, we use a phylogeny-aware method that account for taxonomic relationships between species (related species tend to have similar traits) and covariation (power law relationships) between DEB's primary parameters.

This service is developed by Jorn Bruggeman at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please send these to

The infrastructure for this web service is based on Trait Explorer, developed within the Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP).

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