Chapter 5. Predation

  1. Michael Begon BSc, PhD,
  2. Martin Mortimer BSc, PhD and
  3. David J. Thompson BA, DPhil

Published Online: 8 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313765.ch5

Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition

Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition

How to Cite

Begon, M., Mortimer, M. and Thompson, D. J. (1996) Predation, in Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313765.ch5

Author Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632034789

Online ISBN: 9781444313765

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Keywords:

  • predation;
  • patterns of abundance;
  • coevolution and specialization amongst predators;
  • effects on prey fitness;
  • functional response of predators to prey availability;
  • aggregated effects - parasite-host distributions;
  • mutual interference amongst predators;
  • mathematical models;
  • ‘patterns of abundance’ reconsidered;
  • harvesting in structured populations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Patterns of abundance

  • Coevolution, and specialization amongst predators

  • Time and timing

  • Effects on prey fitness

  • The effects of predation-rate on predator fitness

  • The functional response of predators to prey availability

  • Aggregated effects

  • Mutual interference amongst predators

  • Interference and pseudo-interference

  • Optimal foraging

  • Resumé

  • Mathematical models

  • ‘Patterns of abundance’ reconsidered

  • Harvesting