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Dynamic modeling in behavioral ecology

Author: Marc Mangel; Colin Whitcomb Clark
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1988.
Series: Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes a flexible technique for the modeling of behavior, based on evolutionary principles. The technique employs stochastic dynamic programming and permits the analysis of behavioral adaptations  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Mangel; Colin Whitcomb Clark
ISBN: 0691085056 9780691085050 0691085064 9780691085067 9780691085869 0691085862
OCLC Number: 17841574
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Fundamentals --
Basic Probability --
Discrete Random Variables and Distributions --
Conditional Expectation --
The Poisson Process --
Continuous Random Variables --
Some Other Probability Distributions --
Renewal Processes --
Patch Selection --
Patch Selection as a Paradigm --
Biological Examples --
The Simplest State Variable Model --
An Algorithm for the Dynamic Programming Equation --
Elaborations of the Simplest Model --
Further Elaborations of the Patch Selection Paradigm --
Alternative Constraints --
Variable Handling Times --
A Diet Selection Model --
A Model with "Fat Reserves" and "Gut Contents" --
Sequential Coupling --
Uncertain Final Time --
Lifetime Fitness and Utility --
Behavioral Observations and Forward Iteration --
The Fitness of Suboptimal Strategies --
Addendum to Part I: How to Write a Computer Program --
Applications --
The Hunting Behavior of Lions --
The Serengeti Lion --
Some Possible Explanations of Lions' Hunting Behavior --
A Dynamic Model --
Communal Sharing --
Reproduction in Insects --
Fitness from Egg Production and Experimental Background --
A Model with Mature Eggs Only --
A Model with Mature Eggs and Oocytes --
Parasitism and Density Dependence --
Migrations of Aquatic Organisms --
Diel Vertical Migrations of Zooplankton --
Cladocerans --
Copepods --
Diel Migrations of Planktivores --
A Model of Aquatic Predation --
A Dynamic Model of Diel Migrations --
Predictions of Zooplankton Migrations --
Parental Allocation and Clutch Size in Birds.
Series Title: Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Responsibility: Marc Mangel, Colin W. Clark.
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