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Precise Sex Ratios in Highly Inbred Parasitic Wasps
When Williams (1979) considered the question of adaptive sex ratios in out-crossed vertebrates he concluded that the evidence favored Mendelian (random, binomial) sex determination. This may beExpand
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Stopping Rules for Optimal Foragers
  • R. Green
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 January 1984
If an animal forages for prey that are distributed in patches, it must use some rule to decide when to leave one patch and go on to another. Charnov's marginal value theorem tells when an animalExpand
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Bayes' theorem and its applications in animal behaviour
Bayesian decision theory can be used to model animal behaviour. In this paper we give an overview of the theoretical concepts in such models. We also review the biological contexts in which BayesianExpand
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Bayesian birds: A simple example of Oaten's stochastic model of optimal foraging
Abstract Allan Oaten (1977 , Theor. Pop. Biol. 12 , 263–285) has argued that stochastic models of optimal foraging may produce results qualitatively different from those of the analogousExpand
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IS A LITTLE BIT OF SEX AS GOOD AS A LOT
Abstract Few of the costs and benefits that have been suggested for sex can be measured quantitatively. One cost which can be measured is the cost of producing males (or the “50% loss due toExpand
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Outlier-prone and outlier-resistant distributions
Abstract Neyman and Scott [3] have considered the ideas of outlier-proneness and outlier-resistance of families of distributions. Under their definition, individual distributions (one-memberExpand
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Stochastic Models of Optimal Foraging
For many years, one of the central concerns of natural history was the food habits of animals; that is, what food animals eat, and how they go about obtaining it. The question was, How do animalsExpand
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Animal Population Ecology.
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Does Aggregation Prevent Competitive Exclusion? A Response to Atkinson and Shorrocks
  • R. Green
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 August 1986
Shorrocks et al. (1984) have argued that competition is not an important organizing force in many insect communities, by presenting a model in which one competitor would not be able to excludeExpand
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A simpler, more general method of finding the optimal foraging strategy for Bayesian birds
Oaten's (1977) stochastic model for optimal foraging in patches has been solved for a number of particular cases. A few cases, such as Poisson prey distribution and either systematic or randomExpand
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