The Evolution of Search Modes: Ecological versus Phylogenetic Perspectives

@article{Perry1999TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Search Modes: Ecological versus Phylogenetic Perspectives},
  author={Gad Perry},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1999},
  volume={153},
  pages={98 - 109}
}
  • G. Perry
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • Biology, Psychology
  • The American Naturalist
Both theoretical and empirical studies, many of them on lizards, suggest that foraging behaviors often take one of two forms, sometimes called “modes”: active search or sedentary ambush. I tested this by expanding the database on lizard foraging behaviors and testing for the existence of modality in this much larger database. My findings did not support the validity of some previous analyses. Greatly expanded lizard data did not show a bimodal distribution of foraging behaviors. Phylogeny… 
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