Over the last 20 years, the models of conventional foraging theory have provided a foundation for many new developments. These developments have produced an extremely diverse and vibrant body of inquiry. If there is a downside to this, it is that investigators have become so specialized that they may not recognize the commonalities between approaches. The challenge for the next 20 years is to keep the lines of communication open, so that we can recognize opportunities to understand better, the role foraging plays in behavior and ecology.
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