Varanid combat : perspectives from game theory

  title={Varanid combat : perspectives from game theory},
  author={Ryan L Earley and Omar Attum and Perri Eason},
Most data on aggressive encounters in varanid lizards are qualitative and often anecdotal. The few quantitative reports have not explicitly tested the predictions generated by game theoretical models of animal combat despite their apparent relevance. The goal of this paper was to investigate whether the patterns evident in varanid contests conform to the predictions of the sequential assessment game with special emphasis on the organization, duration, and outcome of the encounters . Several… CONTINUE READING