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Models of Adaptive Behaviour: An Approach Based on State

By: Alasdair I Houston and John M McNamara

378 pages, 45 figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 1999 | #90438 | ISBN: 0521655390
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Hardback | Aug 1999 | #90437 | ISBN: 052138480X
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About this book

Sets out a framework for adaptive explanations of behaviour, and applies this to give analyses of a range of biological issues such as energetic gain, energy-predation trade-offs, dynamic games, state-dependent life histories, annual routines and fluctuating environments.

'I think this book will define a benchmark in behavioural ecology ! This book deserves to be read (and reread) by a wide audience of scientists.' Animal Behaviour


Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. States, actions and tradeoffs; 3. Dynamic optimization, 4. Maximizing the energy gained from foraging; 5. Risk-sensitive foraging; 6. The energy-predation trade-off; 7. Dynamic games; 8. State-dependent life history theory; 9. Routines; 10. Life histories in fluctuating environments; References; Index.

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