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Search smarter not harder: Researchers present optimal strategy for foragers

Researchers reveal an optimal strategy for foragers — animals searching for berries in the woods or prospectors seeking oil in the desert. The statistical model builds on previous foraging theories by accounting for trajectory and resources consumed. The optimal foraging strategy? Search the current foraging ground for a time that equals the time it would take to pull up stakes and move to a new territory.

(via WSJ)