Optimal foraging in Dorcas gazelles.

D. Baharav, M. L. Rosenzweig

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Gazella dorcas foraging in the wild appear to conform to the prediction that they should spend more time in richer patches. They do so even though what they must optimize changes greatly from the dry to the wet season. Their foraging behaviour appears to conform more closely to the Charnov model, in which foragers abandon a patch because it has been partly depleted, than the Pyke model, in which foragers leave because a patch begins by being poor compared to what is available elsewhere. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arid Environments
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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