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Stochasticity in foraging theory: risk and information

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This thesis considers the importance of adding stochasticity to models of optimal foraging behaviour. The problem is divided into two elements, risk and information, which are treated separately.

Part One: Risk. The theoretical and empirical results concerning animal preferences in risky situations are reviewed. Animals are known to show both risk-averse and risk-prone preferences over food reward. It is shown, theoretically, that a simple optimality model mimimizing the probability ...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
1982
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2011-12-08

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