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When to defend? Optimal Territoriality across the Numic Homeland (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ashley Parker. Christopher Parker. Brian Codding.

Research exploring the complex human decisions that lead to territoriality have largely focused on defensibility. Here we explore territoriality using an ecological and evolutionary model from behavioral ecology: the marginal value theorem (MVT). Based on the principal of diminishing returns, the MVT predicts that the utility of a plot of land will decrease with each additional plot, therefore people should defend an area only at a threshold when it becomes energetically beneficial within the...