Scaling laws of marine predator search behaviour

@article{Sims2008ScalingLO,
  title={Scaling laws of marine predator search behaviour},
  author={David William Sims and Emily Jane Southall and Nicolas Edmund Humphries and Graeme C Hays and Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Jonathan W. Pitchford and Alex James and M. Zubair Ahmed and Andrew S. Brierley and Mark A Hindell and David Morritt and Michael K Musyl and David A Righton and Emily L. C. Shepard and Victoria J. Wearmouth and Rory P. Wilson and Matthew J. Witt and Julian D. Metcalfe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={451},
  pages={1098-1102}
}
Many free-ranging predators have to make foraging decisions with little, if any, knowledge of present resource distribution and availability. The optimal search strategy they should use to maximize encounter rates with prey in heterogeneous natural environments remains a largely unresolved issue in ecology. Lévy walks are specialized random walks giving rise to fractal movement trajectories that may represent an optimal solution for searching complex landscapes. However, the adaptive… CONTINUE READING
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