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Open Access Research article

Patch depletion, niche structuring and the evolution of co-operative foraging

Daniel J van der Post123* and Dirk Semmann1

Author Affiliations

1 Courant Research Centre Evolution of Social Behaviour, Georg-August Universität Göttigen, Kellnerweg 6, 37077, Göttingen, Germany

2 Institute of Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 407, 9700 AK, Groningen, The Netherlands

3 Behavioural Ecology and Self-Organization, University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:335  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-335

Published: 17 November 2011

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Additional file 1:

Supporting information. The first file is Additional file1.pdf in PDF format which can be viewed in any PDF-viewer such as Acrobat Reader. This file includes additional detail about the main simulation model and the modeling methodology, additional analysis, as well as details and analysis on alternative models.

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Additional file 2:

Movies in mini-website. The second file is Additional file2.zip, which is a ZIPPED folder "miniwebsite" with file index.html (HTML) in which GIF animations can be viewed. The GIF animations reside in subfolder "miniwebsite/movies". The html file (index.html) can be opened with any web-browser and shows links to three pages showing the GIF animations: (i) Animatic S1: Solitary foraging, (ii) Animatic S2: Traveling pairs foraging, and (iii) Animatic S3: Opportunistic grouping individuals that are foraging. Descriptions of the movies are given in "index.html". These animations should start playing as soon as the link to the page with the animation is opened using a web-browser.

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