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Optimal movement between patches under incomplete information about the spatial distribution of food items

Klaassen, R.H.G. and Nolet, B.A. and Van Gils, J.A. and Bauer, S. (2006) Optimal movement between patches under incomplete information about the spatial distribution of food items. Theoretical Population Biology, 70, 452-463. ISSN 0040-5809.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2006.04.002

Abstract

Abstract If the food distribution contains spatial pattern, the food density in a particular patch provides a forager with information about nearby patches. Foragers might use this information to exploit patchily distributed resources profitably. We model the decision on how far to move to the next patch in linear environments with different spatial patterns in the food distribution (clumped, random, and regular) for foragers that differ in their degree of information. An ignorant forager is uninformed a [KEYWORDS: Area-restricted search ; Information state ; Foraging scale ; Marginal value theorem ; Optimal foraging strategies ; Prior knowledge ; Spatial heterogeneity]

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:11971
Deposited On:23 Nov 2011 01:00
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