Flashcards in 14: Functional Response Curves Deck (7)
the consumption of one living organism (prey) by another ( the predator)
How much effort do I expend foraging?
Search Time and Handling
describes the relationship between prey consumption and prey density
Point on graph at which handling time is the only constraint to prey consumption
plateau on curve II and III
What does the change in the steepness of the slope in curves II and III represent?
changes in search time
Prey Density Equation
Prey Density (m^2)=# of prey present/area (m^2)