Optimal behaviour of honey bees based on imitation at fixed densities

Garay, J. and Cressman, R. and Varga, Z. (2003) Optimal behaviour of honey bees based on imitation at fixed densities. Community Ecology, 4 (2). pp. 219-224. ISSN 1585-8553

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The paper deals with two bee species collecting nectar from two plant species. It is assumed that the nectar stock is reduced but not exhausted by the nectar collection, each individual's pay-off depends linearly on its own foraging strategy (i.e., on the probability of a visit to a plant species) and on the average strategies of both species. For the corresponding matrix game model, it is shown that evolutionary stability of a totally mixed equilibrium foraging strategy pair is only determined by the efficiency parameters of nectar collection. The latter parameters depend on morphological characteristics of all involved species, determined by the long-term evolutionary processes. The evolutionarily stable foraging strategy is locally asymptotically stable with respect to the corresponding replicator dynamics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH540 Ecology / ökológia
Depositing User: xBarbara xBodnár
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2017 12:09
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2017 12:09

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