Imperfectly optimal animals

@article{Janetos2004ImperfectlyOA,
  title={Imperfectly optimal animals},
  author={A. Janetos and B. Cole},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={9},
  pages={203-209}
}
SummaryWe consider models of behavior that apply to two different problems: when a predator should leave a foraging site and how a female should choose the best available male. In each case we derive rules for an optimal solution to the problem. We also derive models based on very simple, plausible rules of behavior that we suspect animals may actually use. Although the expected payoffs from optimality models always exceed the expected payoffs from our simpler behavioral models, under certain… Expand

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