Predator-prey interactions, resource depression and patch revisitation

Behavioural Processes



Generalist predators may be confronted by different types of prey in different patches: sedentary and conspicuous, cryptic (with or without refugia), conspicuous and nonsocial, or conspicuous and social. I argue that, where encounter rates with prey are of most importance, patch revisitation should be a profitable tactic where prey have short 'recovery' times (conspicuous, nonsocial prey), or where anti-predator response (e.g. shoaling) may increase conspicuousness. Predictions are made for how temporal changes in prey encounter rates should affect revisit schedules and feeding rates for the 4 different prey types.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Predator-prey interactions, resource depression and patch revisitation
Series title Behavioural Processes
DOI 10.1016/0376-6357(89)90002-8
Volume 18
Issue 1
Year Published 1989
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 1-16
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Behavioural Processes
First page 1
Last page 16
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