Subhabitat selection by foraging threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus): previous experience and social conformity

@article{Webster2005SubhabitatSB,
  title={Subhabitat selection by foraging threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus): previous experience and social conformity},
  author={Michael M. Webster and Paul J. B. Hart},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={60},
  pages={77-86}
}
Any mechanism that allows animals to increase their foraging efficiency is likely to be selected for, including the ability to learn to recognise and subsequently discriminate between habitat types based on their profitability. In a series of laboratory studies, we manipulated prey densities across two different experimental subhabitats and demonstrated that threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) can develop foraging preferences for subhabitats that have previously yielded prey. Fish… CONTINUE READING