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1 August 2014 Investigating Optimal Foraging Theory in the Laboratory
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Optimal foraging theory is a principle that is often presented in the community ecology section of biology textbooks, but also can be demonstrated in the laboratory. We introduce a lab activity that uses an interactive strategy to teach high school and/or college students about this ecological concept. The activity is ideal because it engages students in a hands-on activity that teaches them a fundamental ecological principle; it can be completed in a short class period; and it utilizes a few inexpensive, easy-to-purchase supplies.

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Siegfried Harden and Matthew E. Grilliot "Investigating Optimal Foraging Theory in the Laboratory," The American Biology Teacher 76(6), 403-406, (1 August 2014). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.6.8
Published: 1 August 2014
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