MARGINAL VALUE THEOREM

Aims to predict when an organism will leave one source of food, such as a food patch, due to the marginal level of nutrition left for the next best available source of food.

MARGINAL VALUE THEOREM: "Organisms rarely stay within one area for nutrition and food, the marginal value theory aims to accurately predict how long before this move is made."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MARGINAL VALUE THEOREM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/marginal-value-theorem/ (accessed August 19, 2019).
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