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A state-free optimization model for sequences of behaviour

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The view of animals as optimizers is extremely important in many parts of biology, and is represented in a variety of theoretical models. Current developments in animal welfare create a need for a new theoretical model, which treats the animal as acting optimally in its choice of a sequence of behaviours, and places as few restrictions as possible on what quantity is being maximized. The intention is to facilitate the study of what the animal chooses, which will often be relevant in consideri...

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10.1006/anbe.2001.1871

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Volume:
63
Issue:
1
Pages:
183-191
Publication date:
2002-01-05
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ISSN:
0003-3472
URN:
uuid:9346078f-a729-48da-9566-3e02c79ce4a5
Source identifiers:
210749
Local pid:
pubs:210749
Language:
English

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