ANP 325 Primate Spatiotemporal Distribution

ANP 325 Primate Spatiotemporal Distribution - Primate...

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Lecture Topic: Maximize energy gain of handling time and search time As well as the digestion Ideally easy to extract and high in energy Optimal Foraging Theory Energy Maximizer vs. Expenditure Minimizer Gut morphologies and SA/V ratio Energy Gain = Intake - Expenditure A continuous area where food intake is high enough to make staying worthwhile, high food availability separated by areas of low Fruits Young leaves Specific leaves without secondary compounds Insects like nests Gum and sap What is a food patch? Number of feeding spots Measured as crown volume or DBH, diameter at breast height (5 ft) Size of patch relative to group size Patch size Density of food items, small patch can be high quality Patch Quality Distance between patches If distance is short, just move to a different spot Between patches or one patch Rarity of patches Patch Distribution Visit on a daily basis
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