Patch leaving decision rules and the Marginal Value Theorem: an experimental analysis and a simulation model.

@article{Wajnberg2000PatchLD,
  title={Patch leaving decision rules and the Marginal Value Theorem: an experimental analysis and a simulation model.},
  author={E. Wajnberg and X. Fauvergue and O. Pons},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={11},
  pages={577-586}
}
The patch exploitation strategy of females of the insect parasitoid Trichogramma brassicae was studied on patches containing different proportions of hosts that were previously attacked by conspecific females. On average, T. brassicae females spent more time on patches of higher quality, and all patches were reduced to the same level of profitability before being left. This appeared to be in accordance to the optimal predictions of the Charnov Marginal Value Theorem. The proximate leaving… Expand
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