Foraging success under uncertainty: search tradeoffs and optimal space use.

  title={Foraging success under uncertainty: search tradeoffs and optimal space use.},
  author={Frederic Bartumeus and Daniel Campos and William S. Ryu and Roger Lloret-Cabot and Vicenç M{\'e}ndez and J. Catal{\'a}n},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={19 11},
Understanding the structural complexity and the main drivers of animal search behaviour is pivotal to foraging ecology. Yet, the role of uncertainty as a generative mechanism of movement patterns is poorly understood. Novel insights from search theory suggest that organisms should collect and assess new information from the environment by producing complex exploratory strategies. Based on an extension of the first passage time theory, and using simple equations and simulations, we unveil the… CONTINUE READING

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