Luck in Food Finding Affects Individual Performance and Population Trajectories

@article{Wilson2018LuckIF,
  title={Luck in Food Finding Affects Individual Performance and Population Trajectories},
  author={Rory P Wilson and Andrew Neate and Mark D. Holton and Emily L. C. Shepard and Nikki J. Marks},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={28},
  pages={3871-3877.e5}
}
Energy harvesting by animals is important because it provides the power needed for all metabolic processes. Beyond this, efficient food finding enhances individual fitness [1] and population viability [2], although rates of energy accumulation are affected by the environment and food distribution. Typically, differences between individuals in the rate of food acquisition are attributed to varying competencies [3], even though food-encounter rates are known to be probabilistic [4]. We used… CONTINUE READING

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