A Few Key References to Sources on Optimal Foraging Theory (OFT)

  • MacArthur, R. H. , & Pianka, E. R. On optimal use of a patchy environment. American Naturalist, 100, 603609. (1966)
  • Sandstrom, P. E. An optimal foraging approach to information seeking and use. Library Quarterly, 64, 414449. (1994).
  • Sandstrom, P. E. Information foraging among anthropologists in the invisible college of human behavioral ecology: An author co-citation analysis. Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University. (1998).
  • Smith, E. A. Anthropological applications of optimal foraging theory: A critical review. Current Anthropology, 24, 625651. (1983).
  • Smith, E. A. , & Winterhalder, B.(Eds.). Evolutionary ecology and human behavior. New York: Aldine de Gruyter (1992).
  • Winterhalder, B. Optimal foraging strategies and hunter-gatherer research in anthropology. Hunter-gatherer foraging strategies Winterhalder, B., & Smith, E. A.(Eds.), 1335. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (1981)