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Optimal foraging as a function of distance to cache in the Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus).

dc.contributor.authorBaranyi, Jeffrey J.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Campusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:26:18Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:26:18Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54571
dc.description.abstractMarginal value theorem is an important aspect of the cost benefit analysis of animals. I examined the optimal foraging behavior of 1 Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) at UMBS near Pellston, Michigan. I examined the amount of food taken versus distance from the burrow, time spent feeding versus distance from feeder, and efficiency versus distance from a feeder. Data analysis using regression and ANOVA showed that time feeding did increase as the distance from the hole did as optimal foraging would predict. The amount of food taken did not seem to show any significant relationship with distance from the burrow. Efficiency decreased with distance away from hole. The results from efficiency can be explained by the chipmunks taking more time and effort to put each additional seed in their mouth when they already have a lot.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectBehavioral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.otherVERTEBRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherMAMMALSen_US
dc.subject.otherCHIPMUNKSen_US
dc.subject.otherTAMIASen_US
dc.subject.otherFORAGINGen_US
dc.subject.otherBEHAVIORen_US
dc.subject.otherFEEDINGen_US
dc.titleOptimal foraging as a function of distance to cache in the Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus).en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54571/1/3010.pdfen_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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