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Behavioural Responses to a Changing WorldMechanisms and Consequences$
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Ulrika Candolin and Bob B.M. Wong

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199602568

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.001.0001

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Foraging

Foraging

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(p.93) Chapter 7 Foraging
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Behavioural Responses to a Changing World
Author(s):

Ronald C. Ydenberg

Herbert H.T. Prins

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.003.0007

This chapter describes the role played by behavioural adjustments to foraging behaviour in accommodating rapid environmental change. It looks into the adjustments of foraging behaviour to predation danger as a result of changes in the type and array of food available. It investigates the effects of predation risk on prey behaviour which can profoundly affect population growth. It enumerates major influences recognized in behavioural ecology as crucial with regard to individual foraging decisions, and considers the relevance of these ideas for how rapid environmental change might be accommodated. It also concludes the vital role of foraging behaviour, through flexibility, can moderate greatly the effects of changes in the amount and type of prey on offer.

Keywords:   foraging, rapid environmental change, foraging behaviour, predation danger, prey behaviour, population growth, behavioural ecology

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