Optimal diet theory: sequential and simultaneous encounter models.

K. D. Waddington

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A tendency in the optimal diet literature has been for researchers to test the predictions of a single model without regard to alternative models. When incongruencies between observed and predicted arise, post-hoc explanations are formulated. Studies should be aimed at examining results in comparison to alternative existing models with an eye toward improving these models and building new more robust models. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-280
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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