By Louis J. Gross (auth.), Thomas G. Hallam, Simon A. Levin (eds.)
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When T is large relative to mean time between encounters, then we still expect the above conclusions to hold approximately. If T is very small relative to time between encounters, then the optimum solution is to accept whatever food item is encountered. For intermediate values of T, this criterion appears not to have been investigated. Also the criterion of minimizing the total time spent handling prey, y;,0l, in some fixed total foraging time T, subject to the constraint that total food intake be above some fixed level,has not been investigated.
Springer-Verlag, Berlin 56. R. (1983). Interactions between a lizard and its thermal environment : implications for sprint performance and space utilization in the lizard Uta stansburiana. Ecology 64 : 476-484 An Overview of Foraging Theory Louis J. Gross One of the most active areas of ecological research concerns predation and herbivory. Of interest is how an individual allocates its time and energy in search of food. Animal nutritional requirements vary greatly, not only in quantity, but also in quality, and it is not my aim here to review the variety of feeding mechanisms employed, nor the physiology of alimentary systems and digestion.
Vol. 12A, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 31. C. F itness , survival, and optimality. H. Horn, R. R. Analysis of Ecological Systems. Ohio State Univ. Press, Columbus, Oh. 32. Maynard Smith, J. Optimization theory in evolution. Ann . Rev. Ecol. System. 9 : 31-56 33. , Bremermann, HJ. (1979). Parameter identification of the Calvin photosynthesis cycle. J. Math. BioI. 7: 99-116 36 Gross: Biophysical Ecology : An Introduction to Organism Response to Environment 34. K . (1975). Thermal exchange, physiology, and behavior of whitetailed deer.
Mathematical Ecology: An Introduction by Louis J. Gross (auth.), Thomas G. Hallam, Simon A. Levin (eds.)