<> "The repository administrator has not yet configured an RDF license."^^ . <> . . "Discrete conventional signalling of a continuous variable"^^ . "In aggressive interactions, animals often use a discrete set of signals,\nwhile the properties being signalled are likely to be continuous, for example\nfighting ability or value of victory. Here we investigate a particular model\nof fighting which allows for conventional signalling of subjective resource\nvalue to occur. The result shows that neither perfect nor no signalling are\nevolutionarily stable strategies (ESSs) in the model. Instead, we find ESSs in\nwhich partial information is communicated, with discrete displays signalling\na range of values rather than a precise one. The result also indicates that\ncommunication should be more precise in conflicts over small resources.\nSignalling strategies can exist in fighting because of the common interest\nin avoiding injuries, but communication is likely to be limited because of\nthe fundamental conflict over the resource. Our results reflect a compromise\nbetween these two factors. Data allowing for a thorough test of the model are lacking; however, existing data seem consistent with the obtained theoretical results."^^ . "1998" . . "56" . . "Animal Behaviour"^^ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Magnus"^^ . "Enquist"^^ . "Magnus Enquist"^^ . . "Stefano"^^ . "Ghirlanda"^^ . "Stefano Ghirlanda"^^ . . "Pete L."^^ . "Hurd"^^ . "Pete L. Hurd"^^ . . . . . . "Discrete conventional signalling of a continuous variable (PDF)"^^ . . . . . . . . . "enquist_ghirlanda_hurd1998.pdf"^^ . . . "Discrete conventional signalling of a continuous variable (Image (PNG))"^^ . . . . . . "preview.png"^^ . . . "Discrete conventional signalling of a continuous variable (Indexer Terms)"^^ . . . . . . "indexcodes.txt"^^ . . "HTML Summary of #5278 \n\nDiscrete conventional signalling of a continuous variable\n\n" . "text/html" . . . "Decision Theory" . . . "Ethology" . . . "Animal Cognition" . . . "Evolution" . . . "Comparative Linguistics" . . . "Theoretical Biology" . . . "Animal Behavior" . .