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The division of limited time, energy, or materials among competing functions or requirements
Reducing the risk of mortality or reproductive failure in a variable environment by adopting an intermediate strategy or several alternative strategies simultaneously, or by spreading one's risk over time and space
Central place foraging
Foraging behavior in which acquired food is brought to a central place, such as a nest with young
a growth pattern in which an individual continues to grow only until it reaches maturity
A physiological inactive state,such diapause, hibernation, or seed dormancy when conditions do not allow the organism to function normally
Temporary interruption of development or physiological function usually associated with a period of unfavorable environmental conditions
a growth pattern in which an individual continues to grow, usually at a decreasing rate after maturity
a theoretical concept that seeks to explain foraging behavior in terms of the fitness costs and benefits of each possible alternative behavior
an aspect of the environment that the organism uses as a cue for behavior, but which does not directly affect the organism fitness
gradual deterioration of physiological function with age, leading to increased probability of death, aging
a consequence of devoting limited time, energy, or materials, to one structure, function, or behavior at the expense of another
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