Central place foraging: Single-prey loaders again

C. M. Lessells, D. W. Stephens

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Orians & Pearson (1979) present models of optimal behaviour for central place foragers. The models for single-prey and multiple-prey loaders are superficially similar, but fundamentally different. The similarity appears to have led Orians & Pearson to a mistake in the formulation of the single-preyloader model. We present the correct form of the graphical solution and discuss one of its implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-243
Number of pages6
JournalAnimal Behaviour
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1983


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