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Experimental studies in simple choice behaviour

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This thesis addresses decision mechanisms in foraging situations, using laboratory experiments with European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Building on previous work from the Behavioural Ecology Research Group, I chose the Sequential Choice Model (SCM; reviewed in Kacelnik et al., 2011 − Appendix 1) as a starting point, and tested its premises and predictions generalising it to different experimental protocols. Classical decision models do not relate choice preferences to behaviour towards ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Behavioural Ecology Research Group
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2013-06-27

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