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Exploring foraging decisions in a social primate using discrete-choice models

Marshall, Harry H.; Carter, Alecia; Coulson, Tim; Rowcliffe, J. Marcus; Cowlishaw, Guy


There is a growing appreciation of the multiple social and nonsocial factors influencing the foraging behavior of social animals but little understanding of how these factors depend on habitat characteristics or individual traits. This partly reflects the difficulties inherent in using conventional statistical techniques to analyze multifactor, multicontext foraging decisions. Discrete-choice models provide a way to do so, and we demonstrate this by using them to investigate patch preference in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The American Naturalist
DOI: 10.1086/667587


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