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Ecological and Behavioral Approaches to Search Behavior

David W. Stephens, Iain Couzin, and Luc-Alain Giraldeau

in Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262018098
eISBN:
9780262306003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018098.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter offers a selective review of behavioral and ecological perspectives on search behavior. Basic results from foraging theory are presented and their relationship to search is discussed. ... More


Searching for Fundamentals and Commonalities of Search

John M. C. Hutchinson, David W. Stephens, Melissa Bateson, Iain Couzin, Reuven Dukas, Luc-Alain Giraldeau, Thomas T. Hills, Frederic Méry, and Bruce Winterhalder

in Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262018098
eISBN:
9780262306003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018098.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter reports the discussion of a group of mostly behavioral biologists, who attempt to put research on search from their own discipline into a framework that might help identify parallels ... More


The Ecological and Economic Conditions of Exploitation Strategies

Maxwell N. Burton-Chellew, Alex Kacelnik, Michal Arbilly, Miguel dos Santos, Kimberley J. Mathot, John M. McNamara, Friederike Mengel, Joël van der Weele, and Björn Vollan

in Investors and Exploiters in Ecology and Economics: Principles and Applications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036122
eISBN:
9780262339803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036122.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

In many situations across biology and economics, there is often one individual, or “agent,” that invests effort into a beneficial task and also one individual that, in contrast, foregoes the effort ... More


Introduction

Luc-Alain Giraldeau and Michael Kosfeld

in Investors and Exploiters in Ecology and Economics: Principles and Applications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036122
eISBN:
9780262339803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036122.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Why do some individuals invest in making a resource available, while others simply wait and exploit the fruits of this effort? Why do some people cooperate in joint production and public goods ... More


Setting the Scene

John M. McNamara and Olof Leimar

in Game Theory in Biology: concepts and frontiers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198815778
eISBN:
9780191853456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815778.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The chapter starts with an introduction to game theory in biology, describing its overall aims. The basic concept of frequency dependence is then presented, together with a number of illustrative ... More


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