Nato ASI Subseries G:

Behavioural Mechanisms of Food Selection

Editors: Hughes, Roger N. (Ed.)

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Behavioural Mechanisms of Food Selection examines animals belonging to diverse trophic groups, from carnivores, herbivores, micro-algal grazers, to filter-feeders and detritus-feeders. In the past Optimal Foraging Theory has been applied to all these groups, but in different ways and in disci plines that rarely overlap. Here concepts and developments hitherto scattered in the literature are drawn together. This uniquely broad synthesis captures the state of the art in the study of diet selection and prescribes new objectives in theoretical development and research.

Table of contents (42 chapters)

Table of contents (42 chapters)
  • Predator Switching and the Interpretation of Animal Choice Behavior: The Case for Constrained Optimization

    Pages 1-21

    Real, Leslie A.

  • Foraging in the Context of Life-History : General Principles and Specific Models

    Pages 23-38

    Houston, Alasdair I.

  • The Starvation-Predation Trade-Off And Some Behavioural and Ecological Consequences

    Pages 39-59

    McNamara, John M.

  • Timing Mechanisms in Optimal Foraging: Some Applications of Scalar Expectancy Theory

    Pages 61-82

    Kacelnik, Alejandro (et al.)

  • On Evaluation of Foraging Strategies Through Estimates of Reproductive Success

    Pages 83-94

    Jaeger, Robert G. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioural Mechanisms of Food Selection
Editors
  • Roger N. Hughes
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries G:
Series Volume
20
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-75118-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-75118-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-75120-2
Series ISSN
0258-1256
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 886
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