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Foraging theory

by David W. Stephens

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animals -- Food.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid W. Stephens and John R. Krebs.
    SeriesMonographs in behavior and ecology
    ContributionsKrebs, J. R.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL756.5 .S74 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 247 p. :
    Number of Pages247
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2739960M
    ISBN 100691084416, 0691084424
    LC Control Number86042845

    Social Foraging Theory. Book January This maps the problem of foraging (via the information theory of gambling, stochastic dynamics and techniques employed within Bayesian statistics.   Foraging Theory by David W. Stephens, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(9).

    The below is just a sampling of the many mushroom foraging books. Amazon has a list of the Bestsellers in Mushrooms, though it includes more than order by Amazon rank. If you forage for mushrooms, Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora is the reference you want to have back home (and it is heavy). All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms by . Primary navigation labels are very important for establishing a correct information “scent” for the application. The notion of an information “scent” is based on the information foraging theory, which explains mechanisms used by people when searching for information (Chi et al., ; Pirolli and Card, ).This theory suggests that, when faced with a variety of options, users choose.

    Foraging is fundamental to animal survival and reproduction, yet it is much more than a simple matter of finding food; it is a biological imperative. Animals must find and consume resources to succeed, and they make extraordinary efforts to do so.5/5(4).   I nformation foraging was developed at PARC (former XEROX PARC) by Peter Pirolli and Stuart Card in the late s and was inspired by animal behavior theories about how animals forage for food (hence the name). Thus, not surprisingly, animal-foraging and information-foraging theories share common terminology, as listed in the table below.


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This account of the current state of foraging theory is also a valuable description of the use of optimality theory in behavioral ecology in general. Organizing and introducing the main research themes in economic analyses of animal feeding behavior, the authors analyze the empirical evidence bearing on foraging models and answer criticisms of optimality modeling/5(5).

This account of the current state of foraging theory is also a valuable description of the use of optimality theory in behavioral ecology in general.

Organizing and introducing the main research themes in economic analyses of animal feeding behavior, the authors analyze the empirical evidence bearing on foraging models and answer criticisms of optimality modeling/5.

Foraging Theory 1st edition by Stephens, David W., Krebs, John R. () Paperback Paperback – January 1, out of 5 stars 5 ratings See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions/5(5).

To date, the analysis of social foraging has lacked unifying themes, clear recognition of the problems inherent in the study of social foraging, and consistent interaction between theory and experiments. This book identifies social foraging as an economic interaction between the actions of individuals and those of Foraging theory book by: As an analysis of these and earlier research developments and as a contribution to debates about the role of theory in evolutionary biology.

Foraging Theory will appeal to a wide range of readers, from students to research professionals, in behavioral ecology, population and community ecology, animal behavior, and animal psychology, and especially to those planning empirical tests of foraging models.

Foraging is the first comprehensive review of the topic in more than twenty years. A monumental undertaking, this volume brings together twenty-two experts from throughout the field to offer the latest on the mechanics of foraging, modern foraging theory, and foraging ecology.

Hunter-Gatherer Foraging book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Within the last three decades, foraging theory has established it /5. This book is about Information Foraging Theory (IFT), a new theory in Adaptive Information Interaction that is one example of a recent flourish of theories in adaptationist psychology that draw upon evolutionary-ecological theory in biology.

Optimal foraging theory is a behavioral ecology model that helps predict how an animal behaves when searching for food. Although obtaining food provides the animal with energy, searching for and capturing the food require both energy and time. To maximize fitness, an animal adopts a foraging strategy that provides the most benefit for the lowest cost, maximizing the net energy gained.

OFT helps predict the. Foraging is the first comprehensive review of the topic in more than twenty years. A monumental undertaking, this volume brings together twenty-two experts from throughout the field to offer the latest on the mechanics of foraging, modern foraging theory, and foraging ecology/5(3).

This account of the current state of foraging theory is also a valuable description of the use of optimality theory in behavioral ecology in general. Organizing and introducing the main research /5(2). Optimal Foraging Theory (OFT) is an approach to the study of foraging behavior that uses the techniques of mathematical optimization to make predictions about this critical aspect of animal behavior (Pyke, ).

Foraging, which is the process by which animals obtain food, is a fundamental activity for animals, as they require food to sustain their metabolism, provide energy for a wide range of activities, and.

To date, the analysis of social foraging has lacked unifying themes, clear recognition of the problems inherent in the study of social foraging, and consistent interaction between theory and experiments. This book identifies social foraging as an economic interaction between the.

Get a Good Book. There’s no substitute for a mentor, but a good field guide is a close second. A reference book will give you confidence as you get more comfortable with foraging. You can use it not only to help positively identify plants, but a book is also great for learning new plants in your area -- plants that you haven’t found yet.

Available in: ng is fundamental to animal survival and reproduction, yet it is much more than a simple matter of finding food; it is a Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpBrand: University of Chicago Press.

Information Foraging is a theory that describes information retrieval behaviour proposed by Pirolli and Card (). Information foraging theory is derived from a food foraging theory called optimal foraging theory that helps biologists understand the factors determining. The foraging behavior of the European starling, Sturnus vulgaris, provides an example of how marginal value theorem is used to model optimal ngs leave their nests and travel to food patches in search for larval leatherjackets to bring back to their young.

The starlings must determine the optimal number of prey items to take back in one trip (i.e. the optimal load size). This is a wonderful book on foraging theory. It is surprisingly readable given the complexity of the mathematics often involved. I see in this book one outstanding strength but also several areas that could be improved.

All too often texts lay out a result without elaborating how the result was attained; that will not be seen here/5. To date, the analysis of social foraging has lacked unifying themes, clear recognition of the problems inherent in the study of social foraging, and consistent interaction between theory and experiments.

This book identifies social foraging as an economic interaction between the actions of individuals and those of other foragers. Optimal foraging theory explains how animals make foraging decisions based on the nutritional content of prey, prey abundance, and intra-or interspecific competition [33, 34,41].

An animal is. Recent applications of models of optimal foraging behavior to human foraging economies are summarized and evaluated. These models predict patterns of prey choice, habitat use, time allocation, settlement pattern, and foraging group size that will maximize some objective currency (such as the net rate of energy capture while foraging) under the constraints of resource characteristics and Cited by: TY - CHAP.

T1 - Optimal foraging theory. T2 - an introduction. AU - Pyke, Graham. PY - Y1 - N2 - Optimal Foraging Theory (OFT) uses techniques of mathematical optimization to make predictions about foraging behavior which is a fundamental aspect of animal by: 3.Optimal Foraging Theory If two choices are given to a person, but one is lacking in explicit probability information, then the individual will tend to default to the choice with more explicit information about probability of each outcome.

For instance, there are two boxes filled with black and white.