Optimal Foraging


Energetic Bottlenecks and Other Design Constraints in Avian Annual Cycles

Birds of North America: Red Knots

Chapter 7: Optimal foraging" the dynamic choice between diets, feeding patches, and gut sizes. In: T. Piersma and J.A. van Gils. 2011. The Flexible Phenotype. Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Annett, C.A. and R.J. Pierotti. 1999. Longterm reproductive output and recruitment in Western Gulls: Consequences of alternate tactics in diet choice. Ecology 80:288-297.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1991. Diet choice in the herring gull: effects of constraints imposed by reproduction and ecology. Ecology 72:319-328.

Annett, C.A. and R.J. Pierotti. 1989. Chick hatching as a trigger for dietary switching in the Western Gull. Colonial Waterbirds 37:4-11.

Annett, C.A. and R. Pierotti. 1984. Laboratory and field investigations of the foraging behavior of the leather seastar, Dermasterias imbricata, in Monterey Bay, California Marine Ecology Progress Series 14:197-206.