Eight Reasons Why Optimal Foraging Theory Is a Complete Waste of Time

  title={Eight Reasons Why Optimal Foraging Theory Is a Complete Waste of Time},
  author={G. Pierce and J. Ollason},
Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) preference of aquatic versus terrestrial prey in Appalachian Headwater Streams
Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) preference of aquatic versus terrestrial prey in Appalachian Head-water Streams
Intégration du lien consommateur-ressource dans l'étude de l'influence des activités humaines sur l'hivernage des bernaches cravant dans un écosystème littoral fortement anthropisé
Les activites humaines peuvent entrainer des modifications de comportement et de distribution spatiale chez les animaux susceptibles d’avoir un impact non negligeable au niveau de leur population.Expand
The behavioural physiology of diving animals, in particular tufted ducks (Aythya fuligula), and the implications for models of optimal diving
Allometric studies investigating relationships between body mass and diving parameters across and within taxonomic groups of divers highlighted a number of limitations in current knowledge of diving animals and also questioned some of the mass associated correlations that have been widely considered to exist across diving species. Expand
Unorthodox optimal foraging theory
This paper describes how a particular flavour of SAB modelling - the use of genetic algorithms to design situated agent (animat) architectures - can effectively complement `optimal foraging theory', as it is understood in theoretical biology. Expand
Efficiency functionals for the Lévy flight foraging hypothesis
We consider a forager diffusing via a fractional heat equation and we introduce several efficiency functionals whose optimality is discussed in relation to the Lévy exponent of the evolutionExpand
Foraging behavior in visual search: A review of theoretical and mathematical models in humans and animals.
A systematic search in the literature to understand those mathematical models and study its applicability in human visual foraging and suggests that these models might be the first step, but they seem to be limited to fully comprehend foraging in visual search. Expand
Hydrological controls on oviposition habitat are associated with egg‐laying phenology of some caddisflies
Geomorphological controls on availability of oviposition resources may have strong implications for the coexistence of species that overlap temporally in egg-laying, and regional hydrometeorology controlled the availability of ERs, but between-river differences were sufficient to deliver different outcomes in the availability. Expand
Pursuit and evasion strategies in the predator-prey interactions of fishes.
This work demonstrates that fish predators track prey with variations on a deviated-pursuit strategy that is guided by visual cues, and considers the stochastic nature of interactions by incorporating measured probability distributions to accurately predict measurements of survivorship. Expand
Addendum to Killeen's (2019) Bidding for Delayed Rewards.
  • P. Killeen
  • Medicine, Economics
  • Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior
  • 2020
Killeen (2019) portrayed an intimate relation between diverse economic indices, in particular compensation functions, discount functions, and demand functions. The article bemused some experts,Expand
Agent-Based Modelling of a Simple Synthetic Rangeland Ecosystem
The model described in this article aims at simulating free-grazing herbivores in a rangeland landscape. The first aim of the model is to find a balance between the herbivores and the vegetationExpand


Optimal Foraging Theory: A Critical Review
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Optimization Theory in Evolution
The basic structure of optimization arguments is outlined, and the possibility that some variation may be selectively neutral, and some structures maladaptive is discussed, as well as comment on criticisms made by Lewontin. Expand
On the Theory of Optimal Diets
Using techniques of stochastic theory, a new aproach to predicting optimal diets is developed for a mobile predator feeding on stationary prey, predicting that an animal feeding according to the dictates of the optimal diet should show no partial preferences. Expand
Adaptation and Natural Selection
The Structure of Science
Following your need to always fulfil the inspiration to obtain everybody is now simple. Connecting to the internet is one of the short cuts to do. There are so many sources that offer and connect usExpand