Week 11 - Nov. 11th
Student Presentations (Discussion Question Day)
Don't forget to bring to class the evaluations for
the 3 websites that were assigned to you to critique.
See Moodle for Posted Papers and Discussion Questions.
Choose 2 papers to read and prepare typed answers for the questions supplied by the presenter.
Week 11 - Nov. 13th
(after we finish behavior genetics/genomics)
The principles of foraging are common to all animal species,
even if the actual behaviors exhibited are very diverse. The foraging
process can be though of as a number of decisions made by the forager.
These decisions must be made based upon available information, past experience,
and neural calculations.
Essential Animal Behavior chapter 6
This is a classic paper that you will see summarized in most text books.
Zach, R. (1979) Shell droppin: decision making and optimal foraging
in nothwestern crows. Behaviour 68:106-117.
Catania & Remple (2005)
Asymptotic prey profitability drives star-nosed moles to the foraging
speed limit. Nature 433:519.
This is one of my favorites! Every year at neuroscience I look to see
what new work has been done with this amazing animal. I enjoy this research
program because it really considers all 4 of Tinbergen's questions simultaneously
(you won't see that in this paper but, read more and you will).