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Title

Trade-offs in anti-predator behavior

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2019

Department/School

Biology

Publication Title

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior

Abstract

Trade-offs occur when two good things cannot be maximized at once. In animal behavior, trade-offs have long been studied, but the term trade-off became widespread later as studying fitness costs and benefits in animal behavior was developed into the field of behavioral ecology. This article examines trade-offs with predation risk in behavioral ecology. I will explore how predation risk was incorporated into the study of foraging behavior, illustrate trade-offs between reproduction and predation risk, and examine some reasons why trade-offs with predation risk are common. I also argue that animals act to reduce the consequences of trade-offs when they can.

ISBN

9780128132517

Link to Published Version

10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.20818-2

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