Suggested Readings

Abrams and Kawecki (1999) provide a nice theoretical example ofhow adaptive foraging behavior can be destabilizing. They examine a parasitic wasp attacking two prey species. Holt (1983) and Holt and Kotler (1987) provide a detailed discussion of how different assumptions about predator foraging imply qualitatively different consequences for prey interactions. Fryxell and Lundberg (1998) provide a monographic overview of the integration of behavioral and community ecology, touching on many topics we have discussed in this chapter. Ovadia and Schmitz (2002) provide an excellent empirical study of how trade-offs between foraging and predator avoidance can have major consequences for species' abundances in a food chain interaction involving plants, grasshoppers, and spiders. Fryxell et al. (2005) use models and data on foraging, grass growth, and movement to suggest that adaptive foraging is required for Thomson's gazelles to persist in the temporally and spatially variable landscape of the Serengeti Plains in East Africa.

Dwarf Crocodile Food Chain Diagram


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