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In the latter equation initial ﬁtness is lost, but the beneﬁts remain. 6). Because no analytical solutions for F 0 (d) exist, the effects of varying model parameters must be studied by simulation. The model predicts that the optimal FID increases as initial ﬁtness and predation risk increase and decrease as beneﬁts increase. The optimal FID decreases as the constant f and the exponent m in the escape cost term decrease due to increasing energetic cost. Only the model that allows retention of beneﬁts predicts that prey should accept great risk or death if beneﬁts are large enough and increase rapidly when the predator is very close.
The beneﬁt function in the model is B(d) = B*[1 – (d/dd)n], where dd is the distance at which the prey detects the predator and beyond which beneﬁts cannot be obtained, n is the exponent setting the rate of change in B with respect to d. The beneﬁt function and other terms in the ﬁtness equation might have various mathematical expressions. The energetic expense of ﬂeeing is E(d) = fdm, where d distance, m is the exponent relating expense to d, and f is a proportionality constant that is the slope if m = 1.
Wildlife Society Bulletin, 32, 1263–1271. Ydenberg, R. C. & Dill, L. M. (1986). The economics of ﬂeeing from predators. Advances in the Study of Behavior, 16, 229–249. Part II Escape and refuge use: theory and ﬁndings for major taxonomic groups IIa Escape theory 2 Theory: models of escape behavior and refuge use William E. Cooper, Jr. 1 Introduction Despite its crucial role in surviving attacks by predators, escape behavior has received far less theoretical attention from animal behaviorists than other topics, such as foraging and social behavior.