A game theoretical Model incorporating two potential foraging strategies
locate food for themselves, producing information about food that can be used by others
rely on information from others to make foraging decisions
Two strategies experience differential variance in return on foraging (Individuals can switch between strategies)
- Producers: high variance (potentially high payoff)
- Predict adoption by risk-tolerant inds.
- Scroungers: low variance (but predictable payoff)
- Predict adoption by risk-averse inds.