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Keywords: Optimal foraging
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 192–197.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Keith W. Pecor; Ellen C. Lake; Matthew A. Wund Optimal foraging theory attempts to explain the foraging patterns observed in animals, including their choice of particular food items and foraging locations. We describe three experiments designed to test hypotheses about food choice and foraging...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (4): 238–241.
Published: 01 April 2011
... butterfly and other foragers or visible depletion of nectar); each row represents a visit. As preparation, we have the students read the chapter on optimal foraging in their lecture textbook ( Alcock, 2009 ). We also give them two handouts, one of which briefly summarizes optimal foraging theory and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (1): 40–43.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Darrell L. Ray Optimal diet selection, a component of optimal foraging theory, suggests that animals should select a diet that either maximizes energy or nutrient consumption per unit time or minimizes the foraging time needed to attain required energy or nutrients. In this exercise, students...