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Diet Selection: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Foraging Behaviour

Edited By: RN Hughes

232 pages, 39 illus

Wiley-Blackwell

Paperback | Apr 1993 | #23640 | ISBN: 0632035595
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About this book

All animals feed selectively. This book examines the selectivity of feeding from a variety of viewpoints, and aims to provide a coherent view of the way in which organisms choose their diet. Contents include: digestive constraints on diet choice; foraging as a self-organisational learning process; competition and predation risk; and effects of ecological interactions on forager diets.


Contents

Introduction The Importance Of State Digestive Constraints On Diet Choice The Psychology Of Diet Selection Foraging As A Self-Organizational Learning Process: Accepting Adaptability At The Expense Of Predictability Hunger-Dependent Food Selection In Suspension-Feeding Zooplankton Gourmands Of Mud: Diet Selection In Marine Deposit Feeders Diet Selection In Mammalian Herbivores: Constraints And Tactics Effects Of Ecological Interactions On Forager Diets: Competition, Predation Risk, Parasitism And Prey Behaviour

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