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Decisions under uncertainty: common processes in birds, fish and humans

Abstract:

Decision making is a framework we impose on a vast universe of possible behaviors to better understand the advantages and disadvantages of acting in different ways. Decisions under uncertainty are of particular interest because stochasticity is a feature of environments both today and throughout evolutionary history. As a result, we might expect decision makers (DMs) to have evolved mechanisms to handle variability. In this dissertation, I examine common decision processes in several model ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Behavioural Ecology Research Group
Oxford college:
St John's College
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2015-07-28

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