Winner effects and switching assessment strategies facilitate fast and frugal decisions in territorial contests

Jason Dinh, Joshua Azza & S.N. Patek
Animals compete in contests over limited resources, and contestants with greater fighting ability, or resource holding potential (RHP), typically win contests. Contest strategies have evolved to balance contest costs with the benefit of winning resources. Sometimes, contestants decide to leave by estimating their opponent’s relative RHP . This strategy (mutual assessment) is cost-effective because it allows weaker opponents to leave contests against formidable opponents before accruing higher costs. However, acquiring reliable information can be costly....
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