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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 07 December 2013
  • ISBN : 9780124076549
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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The classic literature on predation dealt almost exclusively with solitary predators and their prey. Going back to Lotka-Volterra and optimal foraging theory, the theory about predation, including predator-prey population dynamics, was developed for solitary species. Various consequences of sociality for predators have been considered only recently. Similarly, while it was long recognized that prey species can benefit from living in groups, research on the adaptive value of sociality for prey species mostly emerged in the 1970s. The main theme of this book is the various ways that predators and prey may benefit from living in groups. The first part focusses on predators and explores how group membership influences predation success rate, from searching to subduing prey. The second part focusses on how prey in groups can detect and escape predators. The final section explores group size and composition and how individuals respond over evolutionary times to the challenges posed by chasing or being chased by animals in groups. This book will help the reader understand current issues in social predation theory and provide a synthesis of the literature across a broad range of animal taxa. Includes the whole taxonomical range rather than limiting it to a select few Features in-depth analysis that allows a better understanding of many subtleties surrounding the issues related to social predation Presents both models and empirical results while covering the extensive predator and prey literature Contains extensive illustrations and separate boxes that cover more technical features, i.e., to present models and review results

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Social Predation

Social Predation
  • Author : Guy Beauchamp
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-12-07
  • ISBN : 9780124076549
GET THIS BOOKSocial Predation

The classic literature on predation dealt almost exclusively with solitary predators and their prey. Going back to Lotka-Volterra and optimal foraging theory, the theory about predation, including predator-prey population dynamics, was developed for solitary species. Various consequences of sociality for predators have been considered only recently. Similarly, while it was long recognized that prey species can benefit from living in groups, research on the adaptive value of sociality for prey species mostly emerged in the 1970s. The main theme of

The Spotted Hyena

The Spotted Hyena
  • Author : Hans Kruuk
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • ISBN : 1626549052
GET THIS BOOKThe Spotted Hyena

In this seminal study, Hans Kruuk redefines the image of the spotted hyena, not as a common scavenger, but as a complex matriarchal predator with links to human evolution. The Spotted Hyena is the first study to capture the true behavior and ecology of these formidable predators, who instinctively adapt their social structure to meet their ecological needs. Kruuk's research reveals for the first time that hyenas combine carnivorous habits with group territoriality, thus drawing parallels between their existence and

Predation

Predation
  • Author : R. J. Taylor
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • ISBN : 9789400955547
GET THIS BOOKPredation

When assuming the task of preparing a book such as this, one inevitably wonders why anyone would want to read it. I have always sympathized with Charles Elton's trenchant observation in his 1927 book that 'we have to face the fact that while ecological work is fascinating to do, it is unbearably dull to read about . . . ' And yet several good reasons do exist for producing a small volume on predation. The subject is interesting in its own right; no ecologist

American Pronghorn

American Pronghorn
  • Author : John A. Byers
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780226086996
GET THIS BOOKAmerican Pronghorn

Based on the behavior of American pronghorn antelope--which exhibit certain unexplainable "defense" characteristics--zoologist John A. Byers theorizes the animals' mystifying behaviors evolved in response to dangerous predators of their ancient past. Byers's provocative hypothesis suggests that other species' adaptations also are haunted by ghosts of predators past. 41 photos. 111 line drawings.

Predation in Vertebrate Communities

Predation in Vertebrate Communities
  • Author : Bogumila Jedrzejewska,Wlodzimierz Jedrzejewski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • ISBN : 9783662353646
GET THIS BOOKPredation in Vertebrate Communities

Predation, one of the most dramatic interactions in animals' lives, has long fascinated ecologists. This volume presents carnivores, raptors and their prey in the complicated net of interrelationships, and shows them against the background of their biotic and abiotic settings. It is based on long-term research conducted in the best preserved woodland of Europe's temperate zone. The role of predation, whether limiting or regulating prey (ungulate, rodent, shrew, bird, and amphibian) populations, is quantified and compared to parts played by

Caspian Tern Management to Reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary

Caspian Tern Management to Reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : NWU:35556034733121
GET THIS BOOKCaspian Tern Management to Reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary

Army Ants

Army Ants
  • Author : William H. Gotwald
  • Publisher : Comstock Publishing
  • Release Date : 1995
  • ISBN : 0801499321
GET THIS BOOKArmy Ants

Cooperative predators, army ants in unison can attack stoutly defended social insect colonies and can hunt down and devour insects much larger than themselves. Yet from folktales to fieldnotes, the image of army ants has too often magnified their aggression and ignored their magnificent capacity for social cooperation. A veteran of thirty years of research on army ants in Africa, Malaysia, Australia, Mexico, and Trinidad, William H. Gotwald, Jr., offers the first comprehensive account of their behavioral ecology and evolution.

Evolutionary Ecology

Evolutionary Ecology
  • Author : Anne E. Magurran
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 0198527861
GET THIS BOOKEvolutionary Ecology

The Trinidadian guppy represents a uniguely tractable vertebrate system, which has raised key questions in evolutionary ecology and supplied many of the answers. This work discusses this study and incorporates significant new findings and insights.

The Secret Social Lives of Reptiles

The Secret Social Lives of Reptiles
  • Author : J. Sean Doody,Vladimir Dinets,Gordon M. Burghardt
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06
  • ISBN : 9781421440675
GET THIS BOOKThe Secret Social Lives of Reptiles

Revealing the secrets of reptilian social relationships through original quantitative research, field studies, laboratory experiments, and careful analysis of the literature, The Secret Social Lives of Reptiles elevates these fascinating animals to key players in the science of behavioral ecology.

Primate Societies

Primate Societies
  • Author : Barbara B. Smuts,Dorothy L. Cheney,Robert M. Seyfarth,Richard W. Wrangham
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03
  • ISBN : 9780226220468
GET THIS BOOKPrimate Societies

Primate Societies is a synthesis of the most current information on primate socioecology and its theoretical and empirical significance, spanning the disciplines of behavioral biology, ecology, anthropology, and psychology. It is a very rich source of ideas about other taxa. "A superb synthesis of knowledge about the social lives of non-human primates."—Alan Dixson, Nature

Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People

Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People
  • Author : L. Michael Romero,John C. Wingfield
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • ISBN : 9780195366693
GET THIS BOOKTempests, Poxes, Predators, and People

Although scientists have discovered many fundamental physiological and behavioral mechanisms that comprise the stress response, most of current knowledge is based on laboratory experiments using domesticated or captive animals. Scientists are only beginning, however, to understand how stress impacts wild animals - by studying the nature of the stressful stimuli that animals in their natural environments have adapted to for survival, and what the mechanisms that allow that survival might be. This book summarizes, for the first time, several decades

Escaping From Predators

Escaping From Predators
  • Author : William E. Cooper (Jr.),Daniel T. Blumstein
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-28
  • ISBN : 9781107060548
GET THIS BOOKEscaping From Predators

Bringing together theory and reality of prey escape from predators, this book benchmarks new and current thinking in escape ecology.

The Political Economy of Predation

The Political Economy of Predation
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-10-02
  • ISBN : 9781107133976
GET THIS BOOKThe Political Economy of Predation

Reintroduction of Top-Order Predators

Reintroduction of Top-Order Predators
  • Author : Matt W. Hayward,Michael Somers
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-04-20
  • ISBN : 9781405192736
GET THIS BOOKReintroduction of Top-Order Predators

Large predators are among the most threatened species on the planet and ways of conserving them in the face of increasing human populations and associated resource requirements are becoming critical. This book draws upon the experiences of some of the world’s foremost large carnivore specialists to discuss the numerous issues associated reintroducing large predators back into their natural habitats. Reviews of internationally renowned reintroduction programs for wolves, European lynx and African wild dog reveal the successes and failures of

The Ethology of Predation

The Ethology of Predation
  • Author : E. Curio
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9783642810282
GET THIS BOOKThe Ethology of Predation

Predation is an ecological factor of almost universal importance for the biol ogist who aims at an understanding of the habits and structures of animals. Despite its pervasive nature opinions differ as to what predation really is. So far it has been defined only in negative terms; it is thought not to be par asitism, the other great process by which one organism harms another, nor filter-feeding, carrion-eating, or browsing. Accordingly, one could define predation as a process by which