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Rate maximization and hyperbolic discounting in human experiential intertemporal decision making

Maayke Suzanne Seinstra, Manuela Sellitto and Tobias Kalenscher.

Edited by David Stephens.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 9867 words.

Abstract

Decisions between differently timed outcomes are a well-studied topic in as diverse academic disciplines as economics, psychology, and behavioral...

Statistically testing the role of individual learning and decision-making in trapline foraging

Carolyn A Ayers, Paul R Armsworth and Berry J Brosi.

in Behavioral Ecology

July 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 7350 words.

Abstract

Trapline foraging, a behavior consisting of repeated visitation to spatially fixed resources in a predictable sequence, has been observed over diverse...

Habitat choice and complex decision making in a trap-building predator

Shay Adar, Roi Dor and Inon Scharf.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 6347 words.

The selection of a suitable habitat may maximize the survival and reproduction chances of individuals. We examined the habitat choice of wormlions, small sand-dwelling insects that...

Aggressive spiders make the wrong decision in a difficult task

Chia-chen Chang, Zhi Yun Lim, Danielle A Klomp, Yusoff Norma-Rashid and Daiqin Li.

in Behavioral Ecology

July 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 6069 words.

Abstract

Accurate and timely decisions are critical for foraging, predator avoidance, and reproductive success. However, there is often a trade-off between...

Foraging bumblebees use social cues more when the task is difficult

David Baracchi, Vera Vasas, Soha Jamshed Iqbal and Sylvain Alem.

Edited by Dan Papaj.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 5896 words.

Abstract

When foraging in their natural environment, many animals readily complement their personal knowledge with additional social information. To balance...

Dominance and the initiation of group feeding events: the modifying effect of sociality

Julian C Evans, Teri B Jones and Julie Morand-Ferron.

Edited by Jonathan Pruitt.

in Behavioral Ecology

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 8446 words.

Abstract

Individuals can differ in how much they benefit from being in a group depending on characteristics such as their dominance rank or their behavior....

Turbidity weakens selection for assortment in body size in groups

Helen S. Kimbell and Lesley J. Morrell.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 6874 words.

Prey animals commonly associate with similar-looking individuals to reduce predation risk, via a reduction in predator targeting accuracy (the confusion effect) and preferential targeting...

A game-theoretical model of kleptoparasitic behavior in an urban gull (Laridae) population

Robert Spencer and Mark Broom.

Edited by David Stephens.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 17821 words.

Abstract

Kleptoparasitism (food stealing) is a significant behavior for animals that forage in social groups as it permits some individuals to obtain resources...

Camouflaging moving objects: crypsis and masquerade

Joanna R Hall, Roland Baddeley, Nicholas E Scott-Samuel, Adam J Shohet and Innes C Cuthill.

in Behavioral Ecology

September 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 6936 words.

Abstract

Motion is generally assumed to “break” camouflage. However, although camouflage cannot conceal a group of moving animals, it may impair a predator’s...