Where is behavioural ecology going?

  title={Where is behavioural ecology going?},
  author={Ian P. F. Owens},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={21 7},
Since the 1990s, behavioural ecologists have largely abandoned some traditional areas of interest, such as optimal foraging, but many long-standing challenges remain. Moreover, the core strengths of behavioural ecology, including the use of simple adaptive models to investigate complex biological phenomena, have now been applied to new puzzles outside behaviour. But this strategy comes at a cost. Replication across studies is rare and there have been few tests of the underlying genetic… CONTINUE READING

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