A memory-based foraging tactic reveals an adaptive mechanism for restricted space use.

@article{Merkle2014AMF,
  title={A memory-based foraging tactic reveals an adaptive mechanism for restricted space use.},
  author={Jerod A Merkle and Daniel Fortin and Juan Manuel Morales},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={924-31}
}
The restricted area of space used by most mobile animals is thought to result from fitness-rewarding decisions derived from gaining information about the environment. Yet, assessments of how animals deal with uncertainty using memory have been largely theoretical, and an empirically derived mechanism explaining restricted space use in animals is still lacking. Using a patch-to-patch movement analysis, we investigated predictions of how free-ranging bison (Bison bison) living in a meadow-forest… CONTINUE READING
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