Modeling Deposit Feeding

  • Gary L. Taghon
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 31)


Models are simplifications of reality. An important goal of modeling is to determine how sensitive the results of the model are to variations in the input terms. Models of the feeding and behavior of deposit feeders are a recent addition to benthic ecology (e.g., Calow, 1975; Jumars et al., 1982; Levinton and Lopez, 1977; Taghon et al., 1978; Taghon, 1981). This chapter discusses models that fall under the general heading of optimal foraging theory.


Food Selection Deposit Feeder Natural Sediment Optimal Forage Grey Mullet 
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  • Gary L. Taghon
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  1. 1.College of OceanographyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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