Attention,'apprehension'and gerbils searching in patches Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, we consider the attentional demands associated with detecting and responding to predators, or'apprehension', and the within-patch search of Allenby's gerbils, Gerbillus andersoni allenbyi. We, thus, present a first empirical investigation of the indirect, informational consequences of perceived predation risk. Specifically, we focus on the ability to track the quality of seed patches in sandy habitats. There are two potential effects here; since instantaneous intake rate (or some proxy) is the key parameter of interest to an …

publication date

  • January 1, 2001