Methods for Estimating Individual Growth of Foraminifera Based on Chamber Volumes

  • Johann HoheneggerEmail author
  • Antonino Briguglio
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Based on chamber volumes, different methods for evaluating growth of individual foraminifera are shown using the generalized logistic growth function or the Gompertz function. Residuals to the theoretical functions were calculated to differentiate between instantaneous or oscillatory deviations. The chamber-building rate must be calculated allowing inferences of time-dependent influences by environmental factors.


Chamber-building rate Cross correlation Growth functions Oscillation Residuals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PalaeontologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Natural History Museum ViennaViennaAustria

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