Trade-off between travel distance and prioritization of high-reward sites in traplining bumblebees

@inproceedings{Lihoreau2011TradeoffBT,
  title={Trade-off between travel distance and prioritization of high-reward sites in traplining bumblebees},
  author={Mathieu Lihoreau and Lars Chittka and Nigel E Raine and Gaku Kudo},
  booktitle={Functional ecology},
  year={2011}
}
1.Animals exploiting renewable resource patches are faced with complex multi-location routing problems. In many species, individuals visit foraging patches in predictable sequences called traplines. However, whether and how they optimize their routes remains poorly understood.2.In this study, we demonstrate that traplining bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) make a trade-off between minimizing travel distance and prioritizing the most rewarding feeding locations.3.Individual bees trained to forage… CONTINUE READING
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