Mid-point of end size class. This should be one increment larger than Linf.

Linc

Size class increment.

Linf

L-infinity parameter of the von Bertalanffy growth equation.

SELinf

Standard error of Linf.

K

Growth parameter of the von Bertalanffy growth equation.

SEK

Standard error of K.

rhoLinfK

Correlation between Linf and K. Usually from a parameter correlation matrix.

Value

A matrix of dimensions n size classes x n size classes.

Details

Transition probabilities are calculated by using formulae 3-9 and procedures
in Chen et al. (2003). Negative growth increments result if Lmax is beyond
Linf, so the transition matrix is truncated at Linf. The last size class acts as
a plus group and has a probability of 1.

References

Chen, Y., M. Hunter, R. Vadas, and B. Beal. 2003. Developing a growth-transition matrix for stock assessment
of the green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) off Maine. Fish. Bull. 101: 737-744.