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Foraging behavior

Author: Alan C Kamil; J R Krebs; H Ronald Pulliam
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Foraging behavior has always been a central concern of ecology. These developments led to a multidisciplinary symposium on foraging behavior, held as part of the 1978 Animal Behavior Society meetings  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Kongreß
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Congrès
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foraging behavior.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)656213795
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan C Kamil; J R Krebs; H Ronald Pulliam
ISBN: 0306424916 9780306424915
OCLC Number: 15428448
Notes: Based on a conference on foraging behavior which was held in June, 1984, in Providence, R.I.
Includes index.
Description: x, 676 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Optimal Foraging Theory.- A Brief History of Optimal Foraging Ecology.- Faith and Foraging: A Critique of the "Paradigm Argument from Design".- The Problem of Selectivity.- A Test of the Energy Maximization Premise of Optimal Foraging Theory.- Delivering Food to a Central Place: Three Studies of Bee-Eaters MeropsApiaster.- Operant Conditioning Simulations of Foraging and the Delay-Reduction Hypothesis.- Foraging Behavior of Some Wintering Waders: Prey-Selection and Habitat Distribution.- Foraging Time Constraints and Diet Choice.- Patch Utilization.- Stochastic Models of Optimal Foraging.- Starlings and Optimal Foraging Theory: Modelling in a Fractal World.- Tests of Optimal Foraging Using an Operant Analogue.- Competition for Non-Depleting Resources: The Ideal Free Distribution in Sticklebacks.- Foraging Games in a Random Environment.- The Reproductive Consequences of Foraging.- Reproductive Consequences of Dietary Specialization and Switching in an Ecological Generalist.- The Consequences of Foraging for Reproductive Success.- Parents, Nestlings and Feedings Frequency: A Model of Optimal Parental Investment and Implications for Avian Reproductive Strategies.- Learning and Foraging.- The Role of Learning in Honey Bee Foraging.- Adaption to Reward.- Signal Detection Theory and Foraging for Cryptic or Mimetic Prey.- Foraging Theory and Design.- Should Foragers Remember Where They've Been? Explorations of a Simulation Model Based on the Behavior and Energetics of Territorial Hummingbirds.- Randon and Systematic Foraging, Experimental Studies of Depletion and Schedules of Reinforcement.- Caching Behavior.- Cache-Protecting Behavior of Food-Hoarding Animals.- Cache Site Memory in Birds.
Responsibility: edited by Alan C. Kamil, John R. Krebs, and H. Ronald Pulliam.

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