Theory of Feeding Strategies

@article{Schoener1971TheoryOF,
  title={Theory of Feeding Strategies},
  author={T. Schoener},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  year={1971},
  volume={2},
  pages={369-404}
}
  • T. Schoener
  • Published 1971
  • Mathematics
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Natural history is replete with observations on feeding, yet only recently have investigators begun to treat feeding as a device whose performance­ as measured in net energy yield/feeding time or some other units assumed commensurate with fitness-may be maximized by natural selection (44, 1 13, 135, 156, 181) . The primary task of a theory of feeding strategies is to specify for a given animal that complex of behavior and morphology best suited to gather food energy in a particular environment… Expand
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