Optimal activity times and habitat choice of moose

  title={Optimal activity times and habitat choice of moose},
  author={Gary E. Belovsky},
A set of concepts was presented which could be used to model an animal's activity cycle and habitat choice as an optimization process. The model was applied to moose (Alces alces) summer activity and its predictions were consistent with observed feeding times and habitat selections. The optimization model had a goal of maximizing daily feeding time at the least possible energetic cost. This goal was consistent with a foraging strategy that maximized the intake of some nutritional component, i.e… CONTINUE READING
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