How territorial animals compete for divisible space: a learning-based model with unequal competitors.

@article{Stamps2001HowTA,
  title={How territorial animals compete for divisible space: a learning-based model with unequal competitors.},
  author={Judy A. Stamps and Vish V. Krishnan},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2001},
  volume={157 2},
  pages={154-69}
}
It is widely assumed that aggressive behavior affects space acquisition in territorial species, but to date most workers have focused on competition for indivisible space, that is, space that cannot be divided or shared. We present a learning-based model that investigates the effects of aggressive interactions on space acquisition when unequal competitors arrive and settle in patches of divisible space. This model assumes that aggressive interactions act as punishment, in the sense that… CONTINUE READING

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