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the act of searching for food and provisions

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However, unless we have data on abundance of prey, documenting the relative occurrence of species of prey in the diet does not constitute a test if a species is foraging according to foraging theory.
This is optimum foraging theory and how to apply it.
In a sense all of the early research on simulations of foraging theory (Abarca and Fantino, 1982; Collier, 1983; Fantino and Abarca, 1985; Lea, 1979; Stockhorst, 1994) involved risky choice.
Foraging theory predicts that pollinators use information and
We set out to determine when Manduca Sexta moths abandon unrewarding flowers, the "marginal value" in optimal foraging theory.
Optimal foraging theory uses the principle of optimization to predict diet choice.
Other recent industry-defining books have covered topics such as flexible electronics materials and applications, the seminal information foraging theory that underpins people's online behaviors, and inventors' stories and strategies for innovation.
Foraging distance was not related to either prey size or nestling number as we hypothesized based on central place foraging theory (Orians and Pearson 1979, Kacelnik 1984), although Dickcissels may have made longer foraging trips in response to nestling age.
Both studies assessed diet selection of the banded tulip snail before the development of optimal foraging theory during the late 1960s and early 1970s, which revolutionized ecologists' understanding of animal foraging behavior (Ydenberg et al.
The cost/benefit approach to the study of foraging behavior, known as "optimal foraging theory," was devised in the late 1960s through mid-1970s, and it has served to explain multiple aspects of the food-acquisition behavior of animals (for a thorough review, see Stephens & Krebs, 1986; for a discussion of the role of optimality models in studies of adaptation, see Parker & Maynard Smith, 1990).
Valentin draws on a variety of approaches to achieve his aim--from the work of the annales historians, through structuralism, optimal foraging theory, to sociologies of technology.
Pirolli (user interface research area, Palo Alto Research Center) describes Information Foraging Theory, a new theory about Adaptive Information Interaction that assumes people are ecologically rational and that human information-seeking mechanisms and strategies adapt to the structure of the information environments in which they operate.
Untrained animals can be presented with choice experiments that exploit the tendency of wild animals to make decisions on the basis of optimal foraging theory (Stephens and Krebs 1986).
One well-known theory about choice with variable amounts of food is risksensitive foraging theory (e.
The assumptions and predictions of optimal choice or foraging theory are considered, as are tests of the model involving human subjects.