Apostatic selection as an optimal foraging strategy.

Hubbard, S. F. and Cook, R. M. and Glover, J. G. and Greenwood, J.J.D. (1982) Apostatic selection as an optimal foraging strategy. Journal of Animal Ecology, 51 (2). pp. 625-633. ISSN 0021-8790

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Abstract

Two simple optimal diet models are shown to be capable of predicting a variety of effects similar to those of frequency-dependent selection, the type depending on whether the predator can search simultaneously for the prey species it attacks, or not. Intensity of detected selection should decline with increasing prey exploitation.-from AuthorsDept. of Biological Sciences, The Univ., Dundee DD1 4HN, & The Marine Lab., Victoria Rd., Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.